Fair and Open Competition Act

Federal Legislation: Fair and Open Competition Act

The Fair and Open Competition Act would prevent federal agencies and recipients of federal assistance from requiring contractors to sign an anti-competitive and costly project labor agreement (PLA) as a condition of winning a federal or federally assisted construction contract. It also would eliminate discriminatory PLA preference policies that discourage competition and may result in needless delays, waste and favoritism during the procurement of taxpayer-funded construction projects.