While I spend a majority of the newsletter discussing California prevailing wage requirements, there are times when I need to share new information to some of my clients in other states.
Here is a new change for all of my Washington clients, agencies and contractors. This is compliments of the Department of Labor and Industries:
Beginning early October, prime contractors and awarding agencies must first select the contract type when starting a project within your Prevailing Wage Intent & Affidavit (PWIA) system or Awarding Agency Portal. The contract type selected will determine the effective date for prevailing wage rates.
Currently, there are three contract types that rely on the Award Date as the effective date: 1) Design-Build, 2) General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), and Job Order Contract (JOC). All other contracts rely on the Bid Due Date as the effective date, unless the Award Date is more than 6 months from the Bid Due Date. Keep scrolling to learn more about each contract type.
Here is how you can get prepared for this change:
Learn more about how to create your project once it's been awarded here.
Awarding Agencies: Create the project from the beginning to make sure all of the contract information is correct.
Prime Contractors: Make sure you are aware of the contract type at the time of bid. This will make sure your bid includes the appropriate wage rates. Look up wage rates here.