Monthly Archives November 2018

Davis Bacon Program

The Davis Bacon Program, also referred to as the Davis-Bacon Act or DBA (40 U.S.C. §§ 3141 – 3148), was initially enacted in 1931 to provide wage protection to construction workers. Specifically, the DBA requires federal contractors to pay construction workers the prevailing local wage rate, thereby protecting local construction workers from contractors who bid less than the local wage rate on a construction project. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and federal contracting agencies have joint responsibility for enforcement of the DBA. Scope The DBA applies to contracts involving the construction of public buildings and works located in the
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