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22.504 General requirements for project labor agreements.

22.504 General requirements for project labor agreements.

      (a) General. Project labor agreements established under this subpart shall fully conform to all statutes, regulations, and Executive orders.

      (b) Requirements. The project labor agreement shall-

           (1) Bind all contractors and subcontractors engaged in construction on the construction project to comply with the project labor agreement;

           (2) Allow all contractors and subcontractors to compete for contracts and subcontracts without regard to whether they are otherwise parties to collective bargaining agreements;

           (3) Contain guarantees against strikes, lockouts, and similar job disruptions;

           (4) Set forth effective, prompt, and mutually binding procedures for resolving labor disputes arising during the term of the project labor agreement;

           (5) Provide other mechanisms for labor-management cooperation on matters of mutual interest and concern, including productivity, quality of work, safety, and health; and

           (6) Include any additional requirements as the agency deems necessary to satisfy its needs.

      (c) Terms and conditions. As appropriate to advance economy and efficiency in the procurement, an agency may specify the terms and conditions of the project labor agreement in the solicitation and require the successful offeror to become a party to a project labor agreement containing these terms and conditions as a condition of receiving a contract award. An agency may seek the views of, confer with, and exchange information with prospective bidders and union representatives as part of the agency's effort to identify appropriate terms and conditions of a project labor agreement for a particular construction project and facilitate agreement on those terms and conditions.