The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build the Raw Water Pipeline project at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.
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, which is part of a broader sources sought information request, click here. Here is the link to the PLA survey form provided by NAVFAC. Both large and small businesses are permitted to submit the PLA survey and do not have to submit the small business sources sought information request that was included in the solicitation.
Send survey responses in response to Solicitation Number N6247316S0602 to Terry A. Hardin by COB on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail to the following address:
NAVFAC SW IPT
Attn: Terry A. Hardin
937 N. Harbor Drive
Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor, Rm. 323
San Diego, CA 92132-5190
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.
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NAVFAC and other federal agencies have issued more than 260 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. Due to our collective advocacy, none of these projects have had PLAs mandated on them.
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