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Including prevailaing wages on bids

Resources | November 1, 2010 | By:

I’m working on a government job and I’m told I have to include the “prevailing wage” on the bid. What’s that?

The Davis-Bacon Act requires that federally funded construction jobs pay workers the prevailing wage. These prevailing wages are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor. To check what the prevailing wages are, you can inquire with your state’s Department of Labor and Statistics, or you can visit Wage Determinations Online at Another resource is the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Department of Documents at

Juli Case is IFAI‘s information and technical services manager.

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