USACE Issues PLA Surveys for New Jersey and Virginia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale construction projects exceeding $25 million in New Jersey and Virginia.

In New Jersey, the USACE issued a survey for a large-scale federal Hurricane Sandy Cleanup project: Beach Rehabilitation, Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet. Responses are due Tuesday, Feb. 5 by 4 p.m. (ET) and may be emailed to Emily M. Sheaffer,   

In Virginia, the USACE issued a survey for phase II of a three phase project that requires the construction of one 300PN 5-story barracks addition to an existing 300PN 5-story barracks/COF Facility in Fort Lee, Va. Responses are due on Wednesday, Feb. 6 by 11 a.m. (ET) and may be emailed to Jennifer Majdeski,

All ABC members and construction professionals are encouraged to respond to the request for information. Tell USACE that government-mandated PLAs harm competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting. 

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