Respond to Texas and California USACE and VA Project Labor Agreement Surveys Released This Week

0 May 5, 2015  Federal Construction

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued three surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on large-scale projects in California and Texas.

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For the Spinal Cord Injury and Community Living Center project in San Diego, Calif., the VA is requesting that surveys be completed by May 11 and sent to Noella Bond at [email protected]. More information on the project is available here.

The second survey, issued by the USACE Fort Worth district, is for the 1st Calvary Headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas. Responses are due by May 12 no later than 4:30 pm (CT) and can be sent to Robert M. Duran at [email protected]. To read more about the design-build project, click here.

The USACE also issued a survey for the Construct Oxbow Valley Storage Sites A&C – Central City Project in Fort Worth, Texas. All survey responses must be completed and sent to Kevin Anderson at [email protected] by June 22 at 2:00 p.m. (CT).

The VA and the USACE and other federal agencies have issued more than 250 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. Due to our collective advocacy, none of these projects have had PLAs mandated on them.

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