Maryland

Prince George’s County Abandons Anti-Competitive, Budget-Busting Project Labor Agreement on Laurel Library

0 October 9, 2014  Featured, State & Local Construction

Another taxpayer-funded project subject to a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) in the Washington, D.C., region has run into trouble. The Baltimore Sun reported that a union-favoring PLA required by Prince George’s County on the construction of the new library in Laurel, Md., has been scrapped because it caused delays, increased costs, and reduced competition from local contractors and […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for U.S. Naval Academy Cyber Security Building Due Sept. 26

0 September 19, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington office is requesting comments from the construction community about the potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale contract to construct the P621 Center for Cyber Security academic building at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. To review and learn how to respond to […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England MATOC Jobs Due June 2

0 May 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build, renovate and repair military and other federal facilities throughout six New England states. Those states include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for Joint Base Andrews Contract Due Dec. 19

0 December 11, 2013  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract for project P03010 to construct a Helicopter Operations Facility at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Md. Review the PLA survey here. Please submit responses via email to Stephen Astwood (stephen.astwood@navy.mil) and William Boyd […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey For Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Due Dec. 10

0 December 4, 2013  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract, P130, for mechanical and electrical improvements to the new medical center addition at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Md.   Review the survey here and review Solicitation Number: N4008014R0151 here. Please submit responses via email […]

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Project Labor Agreement Schemes Debated in Charles County Maryland

0 November 1, 2013  School Construction, State & Local Construction

A battle is brewing between the merit shop contracting community and construction labor unions in Charles County, Maryland, the latest locality in the Mid-Atlantic region to entertain legislation requiring anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded construction projects. On Oct.2, the Charles County commissioners invited representatives from construction trade unions and the local […]

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Gov. O’Malley Issues Executive Order Encouraging the Use of Apprenticeship Programs and Local Hiring Plans in Maryland Public Contracting

0 September 26, 2013  Featured, State & Local Construction

On Monday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) issued an executive order that changes how state government procures taxpayer-funded construction contracts. According to an O’Malley administration press release, Executive Order 01.01.2013.05 (pdf) issued Sept. 23, 2013, directs entities “under the control of the governor” that procure contracts for construction services to adopt new procurement guidelines:  “The procurement […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Two U.S. Naval Academy Building Facade Renovations Due July 24

0 July 17, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington office is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) to repair two building facades – Rickover Hall and Nimitz Library – at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Responses to the Rickover Hall survey must be submitted to richard.rawlings@navy.mil, by 2:00 PM on […]

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Great Scott: Projects Bid With and Without PLA Mandates Show PLAs Increase Costs and Reduce Competition

3 April 18, 2013  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction

While researching the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) in West Virginia in advance of Wednesday’s deadline for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) survey about a potential PLA mandate on a large-scale federal project in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., TheTruthAboutPLAs.com went back in time to revisit another real-world example of how discriminatory PLA […]

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USACE PLA Survey For Delaware Beach Repair Due Feb 13

0 February 7, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for large-scale federal flood control and coastal emergency beach reconstruction projects along the Delaware coast from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island, Delaware. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, […]

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