An applicable WD is one that covers the appropriate locality, a list of occupations, type of service, and fringe benefit level for the service to be performed. However, the presence of a WD on the WD database does not determine the applicable WD for any specific contract.
The only controlling WDs are those placed into the contract at the time of the award or by a modification having the effect of a new award. The agency funding the project should obtain general wage determinations, such as prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits. The contracting agency is responsible for furnishing the applicable WD to all interested parties involved in the project.
Subcontractors should request the applicable WD from the general contractor or the contracting agency. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces these regulations. Contact your contracting officer for more information regarding which WD the contractor is required to implement for a specific contract.
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