The association says that the use of PLAs should remain an option. “Politics aside, PLAs frequently bring quality construction projects in on time and within budget. To foreclose the use of PLAs for political reasons doesn’t well serve the taxpayer or the project owner’s economic interest.”
Courtesy of Stan Kolbe, director of legislation, SMACNA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
Courtesy of John McNerney, executive director, government and labor relations, MCAA. Contact email@example.com (e-mail).
Bid shopping is defined as “the practice of a [general] contractor asking, requiring, or otherwise pressuring a subcontractor to lower bids for subcontracts, or accepting lower bids from subcontractors, after submitting a bid, without passing the savings from the lower bids back to the federal government.”
Courtesy of Jim Turpin, CAE, director-government relations, ASA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).