Project Labor Agreement Survey For Veterans Affairs Tampa Hospital Due March 25

0 March 7, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 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 a new hospital bed tower at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Tampa VA Hospital James Haley encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the VA how government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.

Responses are due via email to Teresa Harris at [email protected] no later than 2:00 PM EDT on March 25, 2014.

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

The VA 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. 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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