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Davis-Bacon and Labor Standards: Agency/Contractor Guide and Contractor Addendum

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Date Published: August 2022

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These two documents will facilitate agencies' and their contractor partners' understanding of Davis-Bacon and Labor Standards requirements across HUD programs.

The Agency and Contractor Guide was developed as part of HUD's communications strategy with its approximately 5,000 client agencies and contractors performing work on construction projects assisted by HUD and subject to Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements. This Guide is designed to help agencies develop organizational and administrative policies that will enable them to meet labor standards contractual responsibilities in the administration of HUD-assisted programs as efficiently as possible. It is useful as a training tool and a ready reference for compliance staff. It can also be used by contractors to provide further background.

The Contractor Guide Addendum was prepared for contractors performing work on construction projects that are assisted by HUD and subject to Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements. The objective is to provide contractors with a guide that is simple and non-bureaucratic yet comprehensive, and will help contractors better understand and comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards.

Note: These two new guides replace the following guidance documents: Making Davis-Bacon Work: A Practical Guide for States, Indian Tribes and Local Agencies (2011) and Davis-Bacon Labor Standards: A Contractor’s Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects (2012).

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