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.
Since the five original PLAs there have been five more. The PLAs currently active are:
Three agreements are for specified new construction:
Two agreements are specific to DEP:
There is a single agreement for the rehabilitation, renovation and repair of existing city owned structures for the following agencies:
[Note: the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) has its own distinct PLA. Information on that agreement can be found here.]
Additionally, the updated PLA vendor training PowerPoint can be found here.
Please be advised that the City’s existing Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have been extended from June 30, 2014 until December 31, 2014. The City has begun discussions with the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) regarding potential successor PLAs. The current PLAs have been extended in order to allow negotiations to proceed in an orderly manner. All contracts bid out before December 31, 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.