The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build an Engineer Research and Development Center Headquarters Building in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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.
Responses are due by March 14, 2014, to Kimberly.L.Brackett@usace.army.mil or U.S. Army Engineer District Mobile, Attn: CESAM-CT-C/Mrs. Kimberly Brackett, P.O. Box 2288, Mobile, AL 36628.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact TheTruthAboutPLAs.com here.
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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