Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Prevailing Wages Effective March 3, 2013; Corrections Issued

As a reminder, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has published updated prevailing wages that became effective on March 3, 2013. 

Is an addendum needed?  For projects advertised prior to March 3, 2013, but which have a bid submittal date after March 3, 2013, public agencies should issue an addendum with the revised prevailing wage rates.  To look up the new wage rates, visit Labor and Industries' website. 

Notifying Contractors of Applicable Wages:  It is important for public agencies to make sure that the correct prevailing wage rates are either included in the bidding documents for any public works project bidding on or after March 3, 2013, or that the bidding documents reference L&I's website and include other information.  See my previous blog entry on incorporation of the prevailing wage rates by reference.

Corrections made by L&I:  In addition to the new wages effective on March 3, 2013, L&I published corrected prevailing wage rates on March 6, 2013 that will become effective on April 5, 2013 for the following classifications in a number of counties:
  • Construction Site Surveyors
  • Dredge Workers
  • Power Equipment Operators
  • Power Equipment Operators - Underground Sewer & Water
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