Federal Wage Information for Washington State - WSDOT Contracts

Highway Construction Rates Currently in Effect (pdf 274 kb) (docx 107 kb)

WA 1 - Revision Schedule, Current Modification [9] Last Revised - 8/6/2020
Newest Revisions for:

Highway Rates

  • Decision: WA20200001 (WA1) - Revised - 8/6/2020

Heavy Rates

  • Decisions: WA68 - WA104 - Revised - 8/6/2020

Building Rates

  • Decisions: WA8 - WA67 - Revised - 8/6/2020

Hanford Site Only

  • Highway / Heavy / Building
    Decision: WA20200002 (WA2)REVISED - 3/6/2020

 

When to include Davis-Bacon Wage Schedules other than highway in a contract
Summary of Types of work and associated decision type (pdf 80 kb)
Information regarding Prevailing wage requirements of various laws applicable to government contracts

See Federal Guidance Memos 130 & 131 (pdf 37 kb) for detailed explanation.

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.

Zone Pay Areas for listed occupations - Zone Pay Base Point Table (pdf 128 kb)

Heavy Rates & Building Rates
Please make selection below to view revisions. Heavy & Building contain links to active wage documents. Click decision # to view wages.

Select Heavy or Building
Dredging Rates - WA105 & WA3 are located in Heavy rates.

Certified Payroll
Use Davis-Bacon Compliance for Federal Aid Projects or the Certified Payroll instructions for non-Federal Aid projects.

For WSDOT contract specific questions, please contact the Project Engineers Office that is managing your current project. Otherwise, please contact the HQ Construction Office in Olympia, WA

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

General Special Provisions (GSP's) for WSDOT contracts with Federal Wages
GSP's for Federal Wages - 2020 Standard Specification  - 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

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.

See US Department of Labor for more information on this CFR. 

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 revision prior to Bid Opening, Document the exclusion with the job file memorandum (doc 31.6 docx). 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) Document
b) 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)

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.

See Occupation Codes by County

Contact

Kari Beardslee
PS&E Support Engineer
360-705-7599


Tomi Hume-Pontius
Support Systems Engineer
360-705-7456