Prevailing Wage Ordinance for County Construction Contracts

Effective July 1, 2022, a prevailing wage requirement applies for county construction contracts, including maintenance, that are $250,000 or more in value.

The prevailing wage rate is the rate, amount or level of wages, salaries, benefits and other remuneration prevailing for the corresponding classes of mechanics, laborers or workers employed for the same work in the same trade or occupation in the locality where the subject of construction is located.

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All contracts for construction, including maintenance, that are $250,000 or more in value will require the contractor and all subcontractors to pay wages, salaries, benefits and other remuneration to any mechanic, laborer or worker employed, retained or otherwise hired to perform services in connection with the contract, at or above the prevailing wage rate as established by the VA Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI).

These requirements apply to all county-funded construction contracts advertised for bid and executed by:

  • Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES)
  • Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT)
  • Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
  • Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA)
  • Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the
  • Fairfax County Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM).

Wage Determinations are based on the applicable prevailing wage rate determinations under the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act.

Contractor Requirements

The ordinance requires that contractors and subcontractors complete the following:

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