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Federal Wage Information for Washington State - WSDOT Contracts

This page last revised 07/10/2015

HIGHWAY Construction Rates Currently in Effect (pdf 217 kb)
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WA 1 - REVISION SCHEDULE, Current Modification [ 11 ], Last Revised - 07/24/2015
New Revisions July 24th


Newest Revisions for:

HIGHWAY Rates
Decision: WA120001 (WA1) (WA2-Hanford)
REVISED - 07/24/2015
HEAVY Rates
Decisions: WA68 - WA104 (WA2-Hanford)
REVISED - 07/24/2015
BUILDING Rates
Decisions: WA29 - WA67 (WA2-Hanford)
REVISED - 07/24/2015

Certified Payroll: Use the Davis-Bacon Compliance link (left pane) for Fed Aid Projects, or Certified Payroll instructions (pdf 477 kb) link (left pane) on the State Wage Page for non-Fed Aid projects. For WSDOT contract Specific questions, please contact the Project Engineers Office that is managing your current project. If Otherwise, please contact the
HQ Construction Office in Olympia, Wa.

When to include DavisBacon rates other than HIGHWAY in your Contracts (pdf 205 kb)

See Federal Guidance Memos for detailed explanation
Federal Guidance Memo 130 & 131:
Highway | Heavy | Building (pdf 36 kb)

This Memo from the USDOL outlines the differing types of work performed in each of the Classifications of construction to help in determining which or which combination of the Highway, Heavy, or Building rates should be published in the contract.


HEAVY Rates & BUILDING Rates

Please make selection below to view revisions.
HEAVY & BLDG. contain links to active wage documents.
Click decision # to view wages.

Select HEAVY or BUILDING

DREDGING RATES - WA105 & WA3 are located in HEAVY rates.


WA1 Revision History Info

Occupation not listed?
To obtain an applicable wage determination for a construction project not covered by a published wage determination,
use the SF-308 form


Tools and Templates

When to Issue a Federal Wage Addendum (pdf 366 kb)

Addendum Download Template (doc 30 kb)

What is the 10-Day Rule?
10-Day (doc 31 kb) DownLoad 10-Day Rule Template (doc 31 kb)

General Special Provision for WSDOT contracts W/Federal Wages.
GSP's for Federal Wages - 2014 Specbook
See Division 1-07.9 for complete text on wages.

Use in all Federal Aid projects consisting of highway construction and/or landscaping. 1-07.9(1).OPT1.GR1 (pdf 8 kb)

Use in Federal Aid projects consisting of both highway and building construction.(1 fill-in) 1-07.9(1).OPT2.FR1 (pdf 8 kb)

Use in Federal Aid projects consisting of only building construction.(1 fill-in) 1-07.9(1).OPT3.FR1 (pdf 8 kb)

Use in Federal Aid projects that include wage rates for the occupation Landscape Construction. This would be projects with seeding and fertilizing or landscape work. 1-07.9(1).OPT4.GR1 (pdf 7 kb)

Use in all Federal Aid project consisting of both highway and heavy construction. (1 fill-in) 1-07.9(1).OPT5.FR1 (pdf 8 kb)

Use in all Federal Aid projects consisting of highway, heavy, and building construction. (2 fill-ins) 1-07.9(1).OPT6.FR1 (pdf 8 kb)


Other Helpful Resources

MAP of WSDOT Regions (pdf 69 kb)

Washington State Highway MAP

Local Region Information

Search for location by Feature Name

Federal Occupation Descriptions (pdf 670 kb)


The 10 Day Rule
As Recognized by FHWA 29CFR 1.6

All actions modifying a general wage determination shall be effective with respect to any project to which the determination applies, if notice of such actions is published before contract award (or the start of construction where there is no contract award), except as follows:

In the case of contracts entered into pursuant to competitive bidding procedures, a modification, notice of which is published less than 10 days before the opening of bids, shall be effective unless the agency finds that there is not a reasonable time still available before bid opening to notify bidders of the modification and a report of the finding is inserted in the contract file.

A copy of such report shall be made available to the Administrator upon request. No such report shall be required if notice of the modification is published after bid
opening.

All actions modifying a general wage determination shall be effective with respect to any project to which the determination applies, if notice of such actions is published before contract award (or the start of construction where there is no contract award), except as follows: In the case of contracts entered into pursuant to competitive bidding procedures, a modification, notice of which is published less than 10 days before the opening of bids, shall be effective unless the agency finds that there is not a reasonable time still available before bid opening to notify bidders of the modification and a report of the finding is inserted in the contract file. A copy of such report shall be made available to the Administrator upon request. No such report shall be required if notice of the modification is published after bid opening.

Department of Labor logo See this CFR at the US Dept. of Labor's Website (pdf 151 kb) .


The date that the rates are published, is the date they are effective for all projects that have not yet opened for bids. We will make every possible effort in getting the most current wages into our projects, without delaying the bid opening.

If There is not time not notify Bidders of a revison prior to Bid Opening, Document the exclusion with the the Job File memorandum (doc 69 doc) . This Acknowledges that there are revisions to the Wages incorporated into the contract, but there was not enough time to include the revisions.

A Change Order will be issued for any revisions that directly effected the Wage Rate in the contract.

Should a wage determination fail to be incorporated in part or entirely in a covered contract and/or a wage determination has incorporated that clearly does not apply to the contract (e.g. inaccurate description of project, inaccurate location in a wage determination request), what should be done?

a) Documentb) Incorporate a valid wage determination retroactive to the beginning of construction through supplemental agreement or through change order. The contractor must be compensated for any increases in wages resulting from such contract change. 29 CFR 1.6(f) (pdf 151 kb)

If a contract has not been awarded within 90 days after bid opening, modifications prior to award to a general wage determination in the contract shall be effective with respect to that contract unless the agency requests and obtains an extension of the 90-day period from the USDOL Wage and Hour Division.

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For general questions, contact:
Tomi Hume-Pontius
Support Systems Engineer
360-705-7456

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