DLA General Purpose Warehouse

Agency: Department of the Army
State: Texas
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • Y - Construction of Structures and Facilities
Opps ID: NBD00159908418377659
Posted Date: Oct 2, 2017
Due Date: Oct 17, 2017
Solicitation No: W9126G-17-R-0135
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
W9126G-17-R-0135
Notice Type :
Special Notice
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 02, 2017 3:26 pm

PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS (PLAs)
SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS
REPAIR OF CLASS B RUNWAY SURFACE AREAS AND SHOULDERS AT BIGGS ARMY AIRFIELD, FORT BLISS, TEXAS
W9126G-17-R-0135


Title: W9126G-17-R-0135, DLA General Purpose Warehouse at Red River Army Depot, Texarkana Texas


Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers Soliciting Comments on the Potential Use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) at


U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth
ATTN: CESWF-CT (Paige Stone) paige.e.stone@usace.army.mil
Post Office Box 17300 or 819 Taylor Street (2a17) (if using express mail)
Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300


The Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) from large scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million). This market survey is being posted for Project: DLA General Purpose Warehouse at Red River Army Depot, at Texarkana, Texas. This will be a solicitation for a Construction contract for a single C- Type awarded contract for Fiscal Year 18.


THIS IS A PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT SURVEY ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, REQUEST FOR QUOTE, OR INVITATION FOR BID. THERE WILL NOT BE A SOLICITATION, SPECIFICATIONS, OR DRAWINGS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.


Background:


The Government plans to construct a General Purpose Warehouse approximately 240,000 square feet storage capacity and 3,000 square feet of Administrative space at Red River Army Depot, located in Texarkana, Texas.


Scope Summary:


The warehouse is needed to store and handle various equipment and materials up to a moderate hazard level. GPW facilities provide storage capabilities, warehouse operations space and administration space used to support logistics and base operations. Functional spaces generally include bulk storage area, shipping, receiving, administrative offices, and a customer service area. The facilities support outside storage for bulk material as deemed necessary by the Army Unit occupying the building.




Project Labor Agreement:


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). Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Policy:


(a) Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is 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 project labor agreements 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 project labor agreements 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.


Reference: Provision: 52.222-33 Notice of Requirement for Project Labor Agreement Clause
52.222-34 Project Labor Agreement.


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. Of particular interest to the
Government are responses to the following questions:


a. Should PLAs be executed on selected large dollar contracts within the above referenced location by the Fort Worth District? What other factors should the Corps consider before deciding to include PLA provisions in a Fort Worth District contract? What type of project should or should not be considered for PLA?


b. Is the use of PLAs effective in achieving economy and efficiency in Federal procurement?
What is the estimated relative cost impact, or any other economies or efficiencies derived by the
Federal Government, if using PLAs? Will a PLA impact the cost of submitting an offer?


c. Is the use of PLAs effective in producing labor-management stability? Have labor disputes or other labor issues contributed to project delays in the local area?


d. Is the use of PLAs conducive to ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other relevant matters? Are there instances where these standards have not been met on Federal contracts in the local area? Were PLAs used for those specific contracts?


e. Projects will require multiple construction contractors and/or subcontractors employing workers in multiple crafts or trades. Do you foresee any work on projects that may result in both the prime contractor and at least one subcontractor, or two or more subcontractors, employing the same trade?


f. Are there concerns by prime contractors on the availability of skilled construction labor? Information may reference current apprenticeship statistics and workforce age demographics.


g. Completion of anticipated projects will require extensive performance periods. Will a PLA impact the completion time? What is the anticipated volatility in the labor market for the trades required for the execution of the project? Would a PLA benefit a project which contains a unique and compelling mission-critical schedule?


h. Where have PLAs been used on comparable projects undertaken by Federal, State, municipal, or private entities in the geographic area of this project?


i. Will the use of PLAs impact the ability of potential Offerors and subcontractors to meet small-business utilization goals?


Please provide your comments via e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Paige Stone, at paige.e.stone@usace.army.mil and courtesy copy (cc) the Contracting Officer, Mr. John H. Rodgers, at john.h.rodgers@usace.army.mil no later than 3:00 p.m., 17 October 2017.

Contracting Office Address :
Attn: CESWF-CT
PO Box 17300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300
United States
Place of Performance :
Red River Army Depot
Texarkana, Texas
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Paige E Stone
Phone: 8178861124

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