The Davis-Bacon Act, as amended, requires that each contract over $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works shall contain a clause setting forth the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics employed under the contract. Under the provisions of the Act, contractors or their subcontractors are to pay workers employed directly upon the site of the work no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits paid on projects of a similar character. The Davis-Bacon Act directs the Secretary of Labor to determine such local prevailing wage rates. These prevailing wage rate determinations apply to most VTrans federally-aided highway construction projects. The wage schedules also illustrate holiday and fringe benefits available for certain classifications.
Prevailing Wage Rates
Prevailing Wage Rates are broken into labor classifications and are categorized by the type of construction (Builing, Heavy, Highway, and Residental). The U.S. Department of Labor determines the prevailing wage rates for each County in the State of Vermont.
- Go to beta.SAM.gov to access the most recent VT Highway Wage Determinations.
- Contact Sonya Boisvert to request copies of historic wage determinations.
Davis-Bacon Act Forms and Publications
U.S. Department of Labor Resources
Other Useful Forms and Information
Contractor Payroll Cover Letter - Should be attached to each payroll submitted through FTP Site
Contractor Payroll Cover Letter - Should be attached to each payroll submitted through Doc Express
Who Ya Gonna Call - Civil Rights contact info and useful links
FHWA Form 1273 - Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid Construction Contracts
- beta.SAM.gov - Heavy Equipment, Building & Residential Wage Decisions
- Useful Links
For more information contact:
Civil Rights Program Manager
Tel: (802) 279-1330