The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) for multiple large-scale projects at Redstone Arsenal in Madison County, Alabama.
ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to these PLA surveys. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
To review and respond to the Propulsion Systems Lab USACE survey, click here. Survey responses to Solicitation Number W9127822R0011 should be sent via email to Mr. Eli Couch at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 24.
To review and respond to the Material Exploitation Center (MEC) and Modeling Analysis Computing Exploitation (MACE) USACE survey, click here. Survey responses to Solicitation Number W9127822R0012 should be sent via email to Ms. Stephanie Scalise at Stephanie.email@example.com by Wednesday, November 24.
Attached are templates contractors can customize to help with their response. Before submission, please rename the documents with your company name, pay close attention to the highlighted text and customize as much as possible.
Please forward or bcc ABC National (NoPLAsFed@abc.org) on communications to USACE in case additional steps need to be taken 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.
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