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Welcome to our newsletter! You will find important updates and industry related news, along with upcoming speaking events and educational opportunities. Thank you for your interest in CCMI.

Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 

DOL Revisits Davis Bacon Act

For the first time in 40 years, the DOL is revisiting the Davis Bacon Act with proposed changes and rule making. If you are interested in reviewing the 432 pages of information and proposed changes go to: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/government-contracts/WHD-1235-AA40-NPRM.pdf

To make comments go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instruction for comments.

DOL Hosting Online Davis Bacon Training

The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting free Davis Bacon training this year. To sign up, go to: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/government-contracts/construction/seminars  I recently attended the first session last week and will say that the training this year was much better than last year. The overview was concise and easy to understand. They also take questions ahead of time. When you register for the event, they ask you for any questions. Then, they answer those questions during the session.

New Davis Bacon Threshold for Affiliated Work

Davis Bacon wage rates are issued by type of project, Building, Heavy, Highway and Residential. If 20% or $2.5 million (which ever is less) of the project work falls into a different category, then the awarding agency must include both wage determinations. For example: a residential project which has a parking garage more than $2.5 million would have to include residential rate and highway rates. Or, a transit center would include heavy, highway and building rate again depending on the type and value of the work being performed. 

California Division of Apprenticeship Standards to Hold Conference May 4-5

The California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) is holding a conference May 4-5 in Monterey, California. CCMI’s Deborah Wilder will be speaking at two sessions of May 5th. One, about completing DAS forms, and the other on Skilled and Trained Workforce. To Register go to: https://www.cca2020.com/

Upcoming Training:

April 13 and 14 Prevailing Wage workshop for California Public Agencies. www.csda.net

April 19 Montgomery County Prevailing Wage update, Webinar 10am-12pm.

May 4-5 Monterey California, California Apprenticeship Conference https://www.cca2020.com/

May 24-26 NAHRO Minnesota, Deborah is speaking on May 25, Top Ten Prevailing Wage Tips for Public Agencies.

Want to schedule your own prevailing wage workshop?
We will customize a workshop or webinar for you and your Agency/Company. Contact us at: info@ccmilcp.com 
What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages, 3rd Edition.
Available through www.ccmilcp.com $45 inclusive of tax and shipping.
FROM THE INBOX....You asked, we answered!
QUESTION: Why am I being fined by the DIR for a third tier subcontractor on the project who is not registered with the DIR? We didn’t even know the sub was on the project.
ANSWER: Unfortunately, the California law states that the offending subcontractor gets fined, the prime contractor gets fined and the awarding agency can be fined. Each $100 per day. This is why it is critical that you make sure your subcontractors are aware of the DIR Public Contractor registration which applies to ALL individuals who perform prevailing wage work on your project (if the prime contract is $15,000or more for maintenance and $25,000 or more for construction). I also suggest that you require all of your subcontractors to get you their sub list before work begins on the projects. And, if any of those 2nd tier subs will have subs, you will need that information too. I would ask for: the name, address, phone, email, CSLB number (if applicable) and the DIR registration number. And, make it clear that no one may work on the project unless the company they are with (including sole proprietors) are registered.

Feel free to send your questions to info@ccmilcp.com
CCMI is not just another firm....

We are not merely a "consulting" firm, but rather a team of individuals who understand the needs of the Public Entity and contractors to "get the project done." Our staff includes retired contractors, auditors, attorneys and industry veterans.