VIII. Labor & Construction

Federal and State Laws govern the wages and working conditions for laborers and mechanics employed under construction contracts funded with State CDBG funds. The application of all Federal and State labor laws is prevalent throughout the entire construction process and not specific to just one component. This section on Labor and Construction is divided into four subsections:

  • applicable state and federal acts,
  • grantee responsibilities prior to the awarding of a construction contract,
  • grantee responsibilities during the construction phase of the contract, and
  • closeout.

All contracts for construction, alteration, rehabilitation, or repair FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART with State CDBG funds, including grant funds passed through to private firms, are subject to federal labor standards. All monies involved in a project, whether State, federal or private funds, are subject to the following labor standards if State CDBG funds are used for some part of a construction project.

It is extremely important for all grantees involved in construction projects to understand the application of these requirements to their projects and assign one person the responsibility for ensuring compliance with them. The grantee must develop compliance procedures so that it will not violate the law.

Grantee Responsibilities PRIOR to Awarding a Construction Contract

Exhibit VIII-A: Sample-Contract for Professional Services Exhibit VIII-B: Water Works Plans &, Specification Review Process

Exhibit VIII-C: Davis-Bacon Exception Checklist Exhibit VIII-D: Request for Wage Determination Exhibit VIII-E: Request for Additional Classification &, Rate with Instructions Exhibit VIII-F: Architect's Certification +++ Handicapped Accessibility, Exhibit VIII-G: Easements Exhibit VIII-H: Invitation for Bids Exhibit VIII-I: Instructions to Bidders Exhibit VIII-J: Contract Documents
  • Exhibit VIII-J, pages 1-2: Contract
  • Exhibit VIII-J, pages 3-21: General Conditions
  • Exhibit VIII-J, pages 22-24: Supplemental Conditions
  • Exhibit VIII-J, pages 25-26: Terms &, Conditions
  • Exhibit VIII-J, pages 27-30: Labor Standards Provisions
Exhibit VIII-K: Bid for Lump Sum Contracts Exhibit VIII-L: Bid for Unit Price Contracts Exhibit VIII-M: Bid Bond Form Exhibit VIII-N: Performance &, Payment Bonding Requirements Exhibit VIII-O: Contractor/Subcontractor Certifications Exhibit VIII-P: Contractor Eligibility Verification
Grantee Responsibilities DURING the Construction Phase

Exhibit VIII-Q: Notice of Award &, Pre-construction Conference Exhibit VIII-R: Notice of Contract Award / Notice to Proceed Exhibit VIII-S: Payroll &, Instructions, FORM WH-347

Exhibit VIII-T:,Project Wage Sheet, Exhibit VIII-U: Notice to Employees (EEO Poster) Exhibit VIII-V: Employee Interview Form &, Instructions Exhibit VIII-W: Pre-construction Checklist
Grantee Responsibilities FINAL Inspection and Closeout
OEDIT Grantees Only