Perry Point Maryland Veterans Affairs Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Jan. 25

1 January 8, 2016  Federal Construction

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Construction and Facilities Management (VA) 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 Community Living Center Project in Perry Point, Maryland.

veterans-affairs-220 encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the VA that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.

To review and respond to the VA survey, which is part of a broader sources sought information request, click here

Survey responses to Solicitation Number VA101-16-N-0055 should be sent via email to Nancy Kebe ([email protected]) by COB on Monday, January 11, 2016. Monday, January 25, 2016, due to a recent extension.

For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.

ABC is Leading the Fight Against Government-Mandated PLAs in Federal Contracting

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. 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.

Learn how ABC is still winning the fight against government-mandated PLAs in federal contracting.

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One Response to Perry Point Maryland Veterans Affairs Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Jan. 25

Glen Philips January 19, 2016 at 5:51 am

We were awarded a job with Phila school dist it 2007. Not long after they signed a dist wide PLA. They asked us to join. We said no. The fired us and rebid our contract.The new bids were over million higher on a 7.8 million dollar job. They paid us settlement also

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