The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on for a contract to construct the West Point Elementary School in West Point, New York.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
Federal construction contracts at West Point have been subjected to past controversies about the use of a PLA mandate, such as those discussed in this 2012 blog post.
To review and respond to USACE survey, click here.
Survey responses to Solicitation Number W912DS-16-PLA-0002 should be sent via email to Rippert P. Roberts (email@example.com) and NYDCONTRACTING@USACE.ARMY.MIL by COB on Monday, December 28, 2015.
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 270 similar PLA 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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