Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States
Project Labor Agreement (PLA) – Quad A, Building 131 and Central Utility Plant (CUP), and Buildings 130 and 132, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Department of the Army
Building 230 Fort Shafter HI 96858-5540
Colin Waki, Contract Specialist, Phone 808-835-4393, Email email@example.com – Kent Tamai, Contracting Officer, Phone 808-835-4377, Fax 808-835-4396, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on the following large scale construction project (exceeding $25 million) within the State of Hawaii:
Project Description: Quad A, Buildings 131 and CUP, and Buildings 130 and 132, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
This project consists of repairing failing building components, including air conditioning, lighting, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Failed or failing air conditioning, deteriorated and missing light fixtures will be replaced. Failed or failing electrical power and communication systems will be repaired to provide reliable power and connectivity. Failed or failing plumbing fixtures and piping will be repaired by replacement. Failed or failing flooring, walls, ceilings, doors, windows and fire protection system/alarm will be repaired or repaired by replacement. Damaged interior and exterior surfaces will be patched, repaired and repainted. Incidental lead based pain and asbestos removal are included. Interior repairs shall include new space plan for barracks and administrative areas, repair to circulation corridors and demolition of existing failing and/or obsolete mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and information system support components. Exterior repairs shall include repair by replacement of failed doors and windows, repainting, and roof repairs. Hazardous materials shall be removed in accordance to federal and state requirements. Repairs shall meet minimum Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection (ATFP) requirements.
This project also includes the construction of a new central utility plant, approximately 2,500 SF in size, located outside on the campus grounds. This new plant will house the air conditioning and plumbing equipment that will serve the repaired buildings on A Quad including chillers, water pumps and condenser water pumps.
Associated work includes domestic water, drainage, electrical, mechanical, and fire protection system service connections and supporting facilities. Minor grading, landscaping is also required. The existing parking lot will also be repaired.
The estimated performance of period is 24 to 36 months. Magnitude is $50M to $100M.
A PLA is defined as a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project and is an agreement described in 29 U.S.C. 158(f).
FAR 22.503 Policy provides that:
(a) PLAs are a tool that agencies may use to promote economy and efficiency in Federal procurement. Pursuant to Executive Order 13502, agencies are encouraged to consider requiring the use of PLAs in connection with large-scale construction projects.
(b) An agency may, if appropriate, require that every contractor and subcontractor engaged in construction on the project agree, for that project, to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement with one or more labor organizations if the agency decides that the use of PLAs will–
(1) Advance the Federal Governments interest in achieving economy and efficiency in Federal procurement, producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters; and
(2) Be consistent with law. (Refer also to FAR 52.222-33 Notice of Requirement for PLA and FAR 52.222-34 PLA).
(c) Agencies may also consider the following factors in deciding whether the use of a PLA is appropriate for the construction project:
(1) The project will require multiple construction contractors and/or subcontractors employing workers in multiple crafts or trades.
(2) There is a shortage of skilled labor in the region in which the construction project will be sited.
(3) Completion of the project will require an extended period of time.
(4) PLAs have been used on comparable projects undertaken by Federal, State, municipal, or private entities in the geographic area of the project.
(5) A PLA will promote the agency’s long term program interests, such as facilitating the training of a skilled workforce to meet the agency’s future construction needs.
(6) Any other factors that the agency decides are appropriate.
In consideration of the above factors, and any others which may be deemed appropriate, the construction community is invited to comment on the use of PLAs for this requirement. Of particular interest to the Government are responses to the following questions and tables:
1. Do you have knowledge that a PLA has been used in the local area on projects of this kind? If so, please provide supporting documentation?
2. Are you aware of skilled labor shortages in the area for those crafts that will be needed to complete the referenced project? If so please elaborate and provide supporting documentation where possible.
3. Are you aware of time sensitive issues/scheduling requirements that would impact the rate at which the referenced project should be completed? If so, please elaborate and provide supporting documentation where possible.
4. Identify specific reasons why or how you believe a PLA would advance the Federal Governments interest in achieving economy and efficiency in federal procurement.
5. Identify specific reasons why you do not believe a PLA would advance the Federal Governments interest in achieving economy and efficiency in federal procurement.
6. Please identify any additional information you believe should be considered on the use of a PLA on the referenced project.
7. Please identify any additional information you believe should be considered on the non-use of a PLA on the referenced project.
Please include information on projects completed in the last 2-5 years:
a. Project Name / Location Detailed Project Description
b. Initial Cost Est. / Actual final cost
c. Was the project completed on-time?
d. Number of craft trades present on the project
e. PLA (Yes/No)
f. Were there any challenges experienced during project? (delays, investigations, health and safety issues, labor shortages, management / organizational issues, etc.)
Please provide your project specific comments via e-mail to Colin Waki at
email@example.com and Kent Tamai at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than May 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time.
This is NOT a Request for Proposal and does not constitute any commitment by the Government. Responses to this labor market survey will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. All interested sources must respond to future solicitation announcements separately from responses to this market survey.