The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington 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 construct the Unaccompanied Housing and Alert Facility at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Patuxent River, 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, 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 it is requested that interested small businesses submit a capabilities statement package to demonstrate ability to perform the project. For information on the capabilities statement, click here.
Survey responses to Solicitation Number N4008016R2098 should be sent via email to William Boyd, III (William.firstname.lastname@example.org) by 2pm EST on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
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 265 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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