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Thursday, March 17, 2011

ABC / IEC Tells Congress Government Mandated PLAs Violate Federal Law

Associated Builders and Contractors’ General Counsel Maurice Baskin, testified that administration efforts to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) as part of the federal procurement process are “threatening to violate the longstanding Congressional mandate of full and open competition in federal procurement—at taxpayers’ expense.” 

“Neither the president nor the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has the authority to override the statutory mandate of full and open competition in all federal procurements,” Baskin said.  

ABC & IEC Members, John F. Biagas, CEO of Bay Electric, Newport News, Va., and John Ennis, Jr., CEO of Ennis Electric Company, Inc., Manassas, Va.; also testified at the hearing.

The government’s own market research has shown repeatedly that PLAs will not serve the interests of taxpayers, will discourage competitive bidding and will increase costs