The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal contracts to build large-scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) within the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which contains Fort Carson and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Provide your responses by COB Monday, March 10th, 2014, to Ms. Donna Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Provide your contact information, and ensure your response is limited to five (5) pages.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact TheTruthAboutPLAs.com here.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
USACE and other federal agencies have issued more than 200 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.
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 and effective at creating more work for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees.
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