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.

Sincerely,




Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 

 
WHATS NEW?    

In California, the legislative session is over for the year. However, in September, the Governor signed a couple of bills which bear some notice.
 
SB 877 includes an exemption for Public Agencies in filing their PWC-100 form for projects which are deemed an "emergency" under the Public Contracting Code. For those projects, a PWC-100 form does not have to be filed by the 1st day work is performed on the project. Instead, the agency has until the last day of the project or 30 days after the project starts (whichever is first), Since Agencies can now be fined by the Department of Industrial Relations, this was an important exception to carve out. This law goes into effect January 1, 2019.
 
AB 3018 now allows the Labor Commissioner to impose fines of up to $5,000 a month on contractors who do not meet the skilled and trained workforce requirements. In a prior newsletter I discussed the requirements of the skilled and trained workforce law. It applies only to schools and community college construction of a design-build or lease-leaseback project. These fines are effective immediately.
 
On those projects the contractor must employ a skilled and trained workforce which includes: 1) all workers must be a graduate of an apprenticeship program or have equivalent experience, or be enrolled in an apprenticeship program; AND, 2) either 30 % or 40 % of your workforce (depending on classification) must be graduates of an apprenticeship program.
 
The enforcement mechanism lies with the public agency to withhold payment until the contractor complies. Now, the legislature has given the DIR authority to penalize a contractor on a monthly basis for failure to comply. Watch out! Those percentages go up for some trades to 50% January 1, 2019.
UPCOMING SEMINARS AND SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

October 16, 2018
Humboldt Builders Exchange: What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages http://www.humbx.com/


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FROM THE INBOX....
You asked, we answered!

QUESTION:
My company is doing work on a military base and we have been asked to comply with the Service Contract Act- not Davis Bacon...why? 

ANSWER:
The Service Contact Act is a law which dictates prevailing wage for maintenance, service and repairs conducted on federally owned or leased property. The type of work you are doing has been categorized as maintenance, service work or repair work which trigger Service Contract Act laws. The Service Contract Act (SCA) has different wage determinations, different fringes and special rules relating to vacation and holidays. These are different from Davis Bacon, so be sure you understand those differences.
 
Note: Davis Bacon requirements follow the money and applies to federal construction dollars and grants on federal land or to funds granted to public agencies and 3rd parties. SCA ONLY applies to work performed on federally owned or leased property.
 
 

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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.