Prevailing Wage

It is the policy of Ingham County to require the payment of prevailing wages on any construction contract exceeding $10,000 as determined by using the wage guidelines promulgated by the U.S. Secretary of Labor pursuant to the Davis-Bacon Act.  The Prevailing Wage rates for construction projects are included in the bid packets.  Construction contractors should be aware of the following:

A. The awarded Contractor is required to submit timely and weekly Certified Payrolls for all periods worked on said project to the Purchasing Department, 121 E. Maple St., Mason, MI 48854, Attention: James Hudgins, Director of Purchasing.

B. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to notify its subcontractors that said project requires the payment of prevailing wages.

C. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to supply its subcontractors with the prevailing wage rate schedule that is included in the solicitation.

D. Prevailing wage compliance will be monitored by the Ingham County Purchasing Department and Michigan Fair Contracting Center (MFCC).

E. When required, Compliance Monitors will conduct brief interviews with workers throughout the duration of said project.

F. Workers will be informed of the prevailing wage rates during the interview.  Workers will be asked if they are receiving the correct pay, fringe benefits, and overtime as required by the County of Ingham.

G. Workers may be asked to show the Compliance Monitor a paycheck stub on a periodic basis to verify fringe benefit breakdowns and the actual rate of pay received by the worker, including overtime.

H. The Contractor shall provide the appropriate ratio of Journeymen to Apprentice workers as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprentice Training. The ratio will be monitored through worker interviews.  Workers may be asked to provide their Apprentice or Journeymen cards to verify their status.

I.  When requested, the Contractor and its sub-contractors shall provide the appropriate apprentice level on the Certified Payroll Form.

J.  When requested, the Contractor and its sub-contractors shall submit a detailed breakdown of all fringe benefits paid to their employees for all work on County construction projects.