The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a project on Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
To review and respond to the survey, click here. Survey responses to Notice ID W9128F21SM022 should be sent via email to Ms. Melissa R. Harlon at email@example.com and Ms. Anne T. Young at Ann.T.Young@usace.army.mil by 2:00 PM CST on March 9, 2021. Please ensure the Subject Line of your response includes “Notice Identification Number W9128F21SM022” and provide your contact information in the body of the email.
Attached is a template contractors can customize to help with their response. Before submission, please rename the document with your company name, pay close attention to the highlighted text and customize as much as possible.
Please forward ABC Vice President, Regulatory, Labor & State Affairs Ben Brubeck (Brubeck@abc.org) communications to USACE 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 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. Learn more about ABC’s successful fight against government-mandated PLAs.