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The Community Development Division provides weekly updates on Davis Bacon Wage Rate (DBWR) Determination modifications for Montana.  Following are the links to the Current, Advance Notice, and Archived DBWR determinations: http://www.wdol.gov/wdol/scafiles/davisbacon/mt.html

Advance notice of upcoming wage rate changes:  http://www.wdol.gov/newdba.aspx

Archive of older DBWR: http://www.wdol.gov/archdba.aspx

Summary of basic Montana Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) policy concerning which DBWR are applicable to a CDBG/NSP project: 

  • Modifications to wage rate determinations that are posted by the Department of Labor at the Davis-Bacon website ten days before bid opening are the wages that need to be used by Montana CDBG/NSP grant recipients. 
  • CDBG/NSP grant recipients need to verify (via contact with CDBG/NSP) that the wage rate determination is the most current available.   
  • Not less than fifteen work days prior to the bid opening your project’s CDBG/NSP Program Specialist must be contacted by telephone or in writing to find out if the wage rate decisions included in the bid solicitation are still current.  
  • For grantees concerning time limitations, on which DBWR are applicable to a CDBG/NSP project, please see Chapter 6 of the current CDBG/NSP Manual:  http://comdev.mt.gov/CDBG/cdbggrantadminmanual.mcpx or http://comdev.mt.gov/NSP/nspgrantadmindocs.mcpx
To receive updates please contact Maria Jackson at 841-2550, DOCCDBG@mt.gov or DOCNSP@mt.gov

Resources:

Making Davis-Bacon Work: A Contractor’s Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects -- http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/guidebooks/HUD-LR-4812/4812-LR.pdf

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) Frequently Asked Questions -- http://www.dol.gov/whd/programs/dbra/faqs.htm

U.S. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Resource Book 2009 -- http://www.dol.gov/whd/recovery/pwrb/Tab13DBWageDetermin.pdf

Department of Labor’s Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Overview -- http://www.dol.gov/whd/contracts/dbra.htm

HUD Handbook 1344.1, Federal Labor Standards Compliance in Housing and Community Development Programs -- http://www.hud.gov/offices/olr/library.cfm

The former Davis-Bacon “GPO Access Advance Notice” page, http://ww.access.gpo.gov/davisbacon/advanced.html, is no longer being used.  (1/14/11)

HUD Federal Labor Standards Provision Form 4010