On November 24, 2009 Mayor Bloomberg and the President of the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council announced a series of project labor agreements (PLAs) that are among the largest of such agreements in the United States. These agreements will save the City nearly $300 million over the next four years allowing for the restoration of dozens of major infrastructure projects and creating 1,800 construction jobs. The agreements contain unique provisions to help small, minority and women owned construction firms as well as continue the commitment of the City, labor and union contractors to promote construction careers for minorities, women, veterans and new graduates of local public high schools.
The five PLAs cover different categories of work at mayoral agencies as follows:
Three agreements are for specified new construction:
Renovation of buildings and plants within New York City:
Rehabilitation, renovation & repair of existing city owned structures:
[Note: the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) has its own distinct PLA. Information on that agreement can be found here.]
All contracts bid out before June 30, 2014 that fall under the above categories for the specified agencies, excluding small purchases and other specific exceptions, will be covered under a PLA.
MOCS will be working with the vendor community on an ongoing basis the ensure comprehension and compliance of the procurement process under the PLAs.