The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued three surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for multiple construction projects at Tyndall Air Force Base in Bay County, Florida, which will receive more than $3.4 billion of federal money for reconstruction in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to the following three PLA surveys:
- Please send responses to the Zone 2 – OSS/Radar Approach Control/Deployment Center/Flightline Dining/AAFFES PLA survey no later than July 24, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with W9127820R0021 PLA Response as the email subject line.
- Please send responses to the Design and Construction of 325th Fighter Wing Headquarters PLA survey by July 27, 2020, to elizabeth.m.trimble and firstname.lastname@example.org with W9127820R0047 PLA Response as the email subject line.
- Please send responses to the Zone 1- F-35 Flightline Facilities PLA survey no later than 2:00PM July 29, 2020, to email@example.com with W9127820R0035 PLA Response as the email subject line.
Tell the USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
Please contact ABC Vice President, Regulatory, Labor & State Affairs Ben Brubeck for assistance and send a copy of your response in case ABC National needs to take additional steps to defeat a PLA mandate on this contract.
ABC is Leading the Fight Against Government-Mandated PLAs in Federal Contracting
USACE and other federal agencies have issued hundreds of 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 2009 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 and permits state and local government recipients of federal dollars to mandate PLAs on public works projects.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has taken the opportunity to respond to 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 federal projects subject to PLAs have had PLAs mandated on them.
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