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 the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Brevard County, Florida.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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 Elyse Kennedy ([email protected]) no later than COB on Friday, May 23 2014 (the survey was issued 5/19/14 and mistakenly says surveys are due 5/15/14).
Update: Survey responses are now due by COB on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Here is the survey.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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.
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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