USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Washington-Baltimore Corridor Contracts Due Dec. 4

0 November 26, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on unspecified large-scale federal construction contracts within the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

USACE Baltimore District

The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in January 2013. In response, documented how government-mandated PLAs in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro construction markets have a public record of poor performance. Learn more about the PLA-related problems on local federal projects like the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Lafayette building and GSA HQ building at 1800 F Street as well as local projects like the  Wilson Bridge, the DC Convention Center and the Nationals Baseball Stadium here. Maryland’s grim track record with government-mandated PLAs is documented here.

To review and respond to the survey, click here.

All responses must be submitted via email to Renee McMillan-Cox ([email protected]) no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.

USACE and other federal agencies have issued similar surveys requesting information about the potential use of PLAs on construction projects across the country as a result of regulations and federal agency policies stemming from President Obama’s pro-government-mandated PLA Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate PLAs on a case-by-case basis for federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost. has taken the opportunity to respond to all PLA surveys – more than 175 during the Obama White House – and encourages the merit shop contracting community to do the same. Responding with accurate and timely information is critical and effective at creating more work for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees.

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