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Prompt Pay

Vermont's Prompt Pay Statute requires payment from primes to subs within 7 days of primes receiving payment: Vermont State Statutes, Commerce and Trade, T.9 §4003 (c), provides: “Notwithstanding any contrary agreement, when a subcontractor has performed in accordance with the provisions of its contract, a contractor shall pay to the subcontractor, and each subcontractor shall in turn pay to its subcontractors, the full or proportional amount received for each such subcontractor’s work and materials based on work completed or service provided under the subcontract, seven days after receipt of each progress or final payment or seven days after receipt of the subcontractor’s invoice, whichever is later.”

USDOT's DBE Regulations require monitoring and enforcement by State DOTs: United States Department of Transportation Regulations, Section 26.37 of 49 CFR Part 26, requires VTrans to implement appropriate mechanisms to ensure compliance with Part 26 requirements, including prompt payment. To do so, VTrans must use legal and contract remedies available under Federal, state, and local law.

All VTrans Contracts Require Monthly Reporting: To enable VTrans to monitor compliance with prompt payment requirements, on all contracts, contractors are contractually required to report on a monthly basis to the VTrans Office of Civil Rights. Prime contractors must report, by the 10th of each month, payments made to all subcontractors and suppliers during the preceding month.

Payments should be reported using the Contracting Reporting Site. First time users should contact Sonya Boisvert in the Office of Civil Rights for their contractor ID.

Contractors without access to the online reporting system may submit manual reports to Sonya Boisvert using the Prompt Pay Manual Reporting Form, This form should only be used if you do not have access to the online system.


For more information contact:
Sonya Boisvert
Civil Rights Program Manager
(802) 279-1330