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 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) policy concerning which DBWR are applicable to a CDBG/HOME 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/HOME grant recipients.
- CDBG/HOME grant recipients need to verify (via contact with CDBG/HOME) 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/HOME 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/HOME project, please see the current CDBG/HOME Manual: http://comdev.mt.gov/CDBG/cdbggrantadminmanual.mcpx or housing.mt.gov/HM/default.mcpx
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
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)