AGC White Paper - Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations

AGC Releases White Paper on Impacting Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
with Customizable Wage Survey Guide for Members

AGC of America has released a white paper discussing the impact federal and nonfederal contractors, as well as AGC chapters, can have on the accuracy of Davis-Bacon wage determinations.  The white paper, titled "Impacting Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations:  A Guide for Contributing to the Accuracy of Published Prevailing Wage Rates in Construction", is available for AGC New Mexico Members in the Members Only section of this website.  Please contact Kelly Roepke Orth at 505-842-1462 or if you need a password to log in to the Members Only section.

AGC created the white paper due to an influx of questions from AGC chapters and members regarding Davis-Bacon wage determinations.  Some of the questions, which are addressed in the white paper, include how DOL establishes Davis-Bacon wage and fringe benefit rates, how to make a difference in the outcome of Davis-Bacon wage surveys, and how to challenge a Davis-Bacon wage determination once it has been published. 

The white paper includes a web link to AGC’s NEW Construction Contractors Guide to Completing a Davis-Bacon Wage Survey: Why YOU Participate & How.  This pamphlet explains the importance of contractor participation in Davis-Bacon wage survey process, whether or not the contractor performs work that is covered by the Davis-Bacon Act.  It also explains how Davis-Bacon wage survey data are used and provides detailed instruction for completing the wage survey form.

For additional information on this and other Davis-Bacon Act resources, contact Tamika C. Carter, PHR, at

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