The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District has issued four surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal contracts to construct the Training Command Building, an Intelligence Training Center, the Battalion Operations Facility, and the SOF Special Tactics Facility Phase 2 projects in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to these PLA surveys. Tell USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
To view and respond to the USACE survey for the Training Command Center which is part of a broader sources sought information request, click here. This survey is due by 2pm EST on Monday November 30, 2015 and should include the subject line “Training Command Building, Sources Sought, PN79437.”
For the Intelligence Training Center survey Solicitation Number PN79439, click here. Responses shall be submitted via email no later than 2:00 PM EST on Tuesday, 01 December 2015.
For the Battalion Operations facility survey, click here. This survey is due by 2pm EST on Wednesday December 2, 2015 and should include the subject line “Battalion Operations Facility, Sources Sought, PN80773.”
The SOF Special Tactics Facility Phase 2 survey is located here. This survey is due by 2pm EST on Thursday December 3, 2015 and should include the subject line “SOF Special Tactics Facility, Sources Sought, PN76513.”
All of these surveys should be delivered via email to Karen Register (Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.
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USACE 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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