NAVFAC Project Labor Agreement Survey Responses for Two Hawaii Projects Due July 18

0 July 15, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific Acquisition Department is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for two large-scale federal projects: an aircraft maintenance hangar upgrade at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and the submarine production support facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Responses […]


Merit Shop Contractors Deliver Award-Winning Large-Scale Federal Project For NAVFAC

1 May 14, 2013  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works

A joint venture (JV) between two quality merit shop federal contractors, Straub Construction, Inc. and Martin Harris Construction, successfully designed and built a parking facility and Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California.  This large-scale design/build federal project, […]


The Top 10 Stories of 2012

0 January 16, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Happy New Year from In 2012, construction industry advocates of fair and open competition in public contracting defied a difficult political environment and economy to create more opportunities for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees. President Obama’s Feb. 6, 2009, Executive Order 13502 encouraging federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) […]


NAVFAC Issues PLA Survey for Whidbey Island Project in Washington Due Jan. 14.

0 January 9, 2013  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has issued a PLA survey requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a $25 million to $100 million Operational Training Facility at the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island, Wash. Responses to the survey must be submitted by 2 […]


NAVFAC PLA Survey For Federal Project at Naval Base Point Loma Due Nov. 21

0 November 16, 2012  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for an estimated $72 million fuel pier replacement project at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California. encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated […]


Merit Shop Contractors Recognized for Safety Achievement and Performance on Federal NAVFAC Project

0 July 17, 2012  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works, Transportation & Infrastructure

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has again recognized a joint venture between two merit shop contractors for their outstanding safety record and performance on a $175 million federal construction project at Naval Base Point Loma near San Diego, Calif. In February 2011, NAVFAC lauded the P-401 Replacement Fuel Facilities project, being built by […]


Democrat House Appropriator Hinchey Pushes USACE To Mandate Project Labor Agreement on West Point Construction

0 July 12, 2012  Federal Construction

Politicians receiving campaign cash and favors from Big Labor continue to pressure federal agencies to mandate anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale construction federal construction projects even though they are not in the public interest and have a public record of poor performance. U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey, a retiring ten term Democrat from upstate […]


House to Vote on Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Again: Oppose Grimm Amendment Striking Section 517 from H.R. 5854

4 May 31, 2012  Federal Construction

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (MilCon/VA) for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 5854). As reported May 21, during the full House Appropriations Committee markup of H.R. 5854, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) successfully offered an amendment that will prevent the federal government from prohibiting or requiring […]


Federal PLA on Navy Project in Washington Will Harm Local Construction Workforce and Procurement Efficiency

6 January 12, 2012  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has mandated a project labor agreement (PLA) on the construction of a $450 million to $550 million explosives handling wharf #2 (Solicitation No. N4425511R9004) at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington. The PLA mandate harms Washington’s experienced and skilled nonunion construction workforce and will discourage competition from qualified contractors that have […]


Navy and Army Corps of Engineers Request Feedback on Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Projects

0 December 16, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) issued three surveys requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on projects in the San Diego region, where just last week San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) internal documents revealed how a new SDUSD PLA mandate policy is reducing competition and […]