MarylandPLA

PLA Mandate Legislation Introduced in Baltimore City Council

0 February 25, 2020  Featured, State & Local Construction

As reported last month in the Baltimore Sun (“Baltimore Council bill would require union agreements before contractors win major city projects,” 1/27/20), a bill introduced in the Baltimore City Council by Councilmember Shannon Sneed and Council President Brandon Scott would make sweeping changes to the City of Baltimore’s procurement laws. The proposed ordinance, File 20-0488, […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Project Labor Agreement Survey Responses For NIST Contract Due Feb. 16

0 February 9, 2016  Federal Construction

The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a FY 2016 market survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on contracts to build large-scale construction projects in Gaithersburg, Maryland. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to […]

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NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey for U.S. Naval Academy’s Rickover Hall Due Feb. 2

0 January 25, 2015  Federal Construction

The U.S. Department of the Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington office is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a contract for renovations to Rickover Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. To review and respond to the NAVFAC survey, click here All responses must be […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Baltimore to District of Columbia Corridor Due Oct. 23

0 October 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts to build unspecified large-scale federal projects within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in previous years and has not required a PLA on a contract. This […]

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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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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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