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Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Frequently Asked Questions

 
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III. Prevailing Wage Rates

Is it possible for more than one wage schedule to apply to specifications for a particular contract?

Yes.  Construction projects are generally classified as either Building, Heavy, Highway or Residential for purposes of issuing wage determinations. Wage schedules for one or more of these construction categories may have application to construction items contained in a proposed construction project. Guidelines for the selection of proper wage schedules are set forth in All Agency Memoranda No. 130 (March 17, 1978) and No. 131 (July 14, 1978). Any questions regarding the application of these guidelines to a particular project, or any disputes regarding the application of the wage schedules issued for the various construction categories are to be referred to the Wage and Hour Division, together with relevant information, including a complete description of the project and area practice.