The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Construction and Facilities Management’s (CFM) is requesting survey responses from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a contract to perform seismic corrections on the Mental Health and Community Living Center and phase 1 of construction for the Mental Health Inpatient and Outpatient Buildings at the VA Long Beach Health Care System at 5901 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, California.
Tell the VA that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
To review and respond to the VA PLA survey, click here.
All responses must be submitted via email to [email protected] in reply to solicitation number VA101-15-R-0086to no later than Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.
The VA and other federal agencies have issued more than 250 similar project labor agreement 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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