David Bacon Prevailing Wage Guide.

For all jobs that require David Bacon wage rates, we put the below statement on the proposal.

We adhere fully to all federal contracting requirements.  Certified Payroll, and Davis Bacon Wages. We use wage rates from this page

The above site is how we determine the cost of each employee, which creates the cost of the project scope and determines the proposal price.

For David Bacon projects, submit weekly payroll sheets.

We created a formula sheet that you can plug in the amount of hours it requires each employee works and the hourly rate that you to pay for your trade and county- You can use download it here 

Why must you pay a higher rate to your employees for this job?

The project is being funded by the state, contractors that work on site must pay State arranged wages and benefits directly to your employee as normal. Cleaning partner must submit weekly payroll reports listing who worked and their hours. The state can audit a company within 3 months from invoicing.

From filling instructions below.

Here is a sample filled in form.  Download here. 

And here is the blank form.  Download here. 

those are page 1 and page 2 where you sign is here.

It must display full address for employee on only payroll week 1, the rest of the weeks do not need an address of the employee.

An electronic signature is acceptable in place of original ink, when using valid ESIGN software. Please write “final” on the last report once all work is complete.

If they performed no work, please show ‘no work’ for that week.

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts over $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. Davis-Bacon Act and Related Act contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics employees under the contract no less than the local prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area. The Davis-Bacon Act directs the Department of Labor to determine such locally prevailing wage rates. If this does not apply to you, then we require your bid as soon as possible. 

Common Laborer is an appropriate classification.

We will need to submit (1) original and (1) copy for each weekly payroll:

Payroll are to be numbered, beginning with #1 as your first week on site, and continuing consecutively (weekly-even if no work is performed) until completion of your work on site.

The last week of payroll is to be marked “Final”.

Payroll is each to be 2 pages-Page 1 showing employees, classification, and hours, etc:

Page 2 being the signed original statement of compliance. EACH weekly payroll is to have a signed original statement of compliance showing the 7-day workweek for which it applies.

Payroll is to be signed by your company, not Project Manager.

Classifications are to be filled in for each employee.

Do not draw a line through the columns.

Contract Commission is not a valid classification.

If you have hired a subcontractor, they are to submit their own payroll and SF1413.

Deductions are to be shown for each employee each week. OIF no deductions are taken, and these employees receive a Form 1099 at year end, this is required to be noted on each payroll.

In addition, each employee is to be listed as an Intermediate subcontractor on (YOUR COMPANY) SF1413 (Schedule E).

Each employee is also to provide their own SF1413 showing (YOUR COMPANY) as Prime and themselves as the subcontractor.

1. Each payroll must contain the following information:

a. Worker’s name and identifying number (e.g. last four digits of social.

security number) must be shown on all payrolls.

b. Correct classification must be shown and must be a classification listed in.

the wage decision issued for the project.

c. Hourly rate of pay must be in accordance with the wage decision. (*Rate may be more but not less than wage decision)

d. Daily and total weekly number of hours worked.

e. All deductions, net, and gross pay.

f. If a worker works on other projects during a workweek, the payrolls must.

show amount earned on the ARRA Project, total gross pay, and total.


Column (7) Gross amount should be Sauer in top half of diagonals with bottom half showing total gross for the week. If no other work performed other than for Sauer in a workweek, both halves of a diagonal are the same.

If you need more guidance, you can download this.