Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract, P130, for mechanical and electrical improvements to the new medical center addition at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Md.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact TheTruthAboutPLAs.com here.
NAVFAC and other federal agencies have issued more than 175 similar surveys requesting information about the potential use of PLAs on specific 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.
In Dec. 2012, NSA Bethesda issued a similar PLA survey, which was not subject to a PLA mandate thanks to anti-PLA responses from the contracting community.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has taken the opportunity to respond to all PLA surveys as they are issued and encourages the merit shop contracting community to do the same. Responding with accurate and timely information is critical to creating more work for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees.
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