The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the contracting community about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a contract to construct the Medical Clinic Replacement at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
To review and respond to this USACE PLA survey, click here.
Please provide comments in response to solicitation number W912QR-15-PLA-MEDICALCLINICREPLACEMENT via email to Jesse.E.Scharlow@usace.army.mil no later than 12:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
USACE and other federal agencies have issued more than 260 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.