Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prevailing Wage Data Collection Report Issued

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has issued a report for the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) on the implementation of RCW 39.04.370 (EHB 2805), which requires additional reporting by contractors on Affidavits of Wages Paid related to use of prefabricated project specific items produced out-of-state on public works projects estimated to cost over $1 million.

Limited out-of-state prefabrication:  Between September 1, 2010 and July 31, 2012, the Department of Labor and Industries reported that there were only 13 firms who answered "yes" to all four relevant questions on the Affidavit of Wages Paid form.  The reporting requirements are in effect until December 31, 2013.  

L&I's four part question:  Here is the four-part threshold question:
Did you directly contract for any item(s) produced outside the State of Washington to be incorporated into this project that is/are:

A.  Made primarily of architectural or structural precast concrete, fabricated steel, pipe and pipe systems, or sheet metal and sheet metal duct work?

B.  Produced specifically for the public work and not considered to be regularly available shelf items?

C.  Produced or manufactured by labor expended to assemble or modify standard items?

D.  Produced off-site?

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