Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal contract to construct the Temporary Medical Facilities at Navy Support Activity in Bethesda, Maryland.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
To review and respond to the NAVFAC survey, click here. Here is the link to the PLA survey form provided by NAVFAC.
In reply to Solicitation Number N40080-16-R-5312, responses are due no later than 2 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 10, 2015, via email to [email protected].
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NAVFAC 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.
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. Due to our collective advocacy, none of these projects have had PLAs mandated on them.