§ 26-5. Rate of wages, fringe benefits on county construction contracts  


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  • (a) Establishment of Minimum Wages. Every construction contract in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) to which Broward County is a part shall include a provision that the rate of wages and fringe benefits, or cash equivalent, for all laborers, mechanics and apprentices employed by any contractor or subcontractor on the work covered by the contract shall be not less than the prevailing rate of wages and fringe benefit payments or cash equivalence for similar skills or classifications of work as established by the Federal Register, in Broward County, Florida.

    (b) Implementation by the Federal Register. The prevailing wage rate and fringe benefit payments to be used in implementation of this section shall be those last published by the U.S. Department of Labor in the Federal Register prior to the date of issuance of specifications by Broward County in connection with its invitation for bids.

    (c) Notice Requirement. On the date a laborer or mechanic commences work on a construction contract to which this section applies, the contractor shall be required to post a notice in a prominent place at the work site stating the requirements of this section.

    (d) Preemption by Federal Funding. When construction contracts involve federal funding or are otherwise subject to the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276(a)), this section shall not apply; and the minimum wages to be paid the various classes of laborers, mechanics and apprentices shall be based upon the wages determined by the secretary of labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276(a)).

    (e) Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any existing contract or construction project in which a notice for bids or request for proposals has been advertised in the public media prior to the effective date of this section or to any developer agreement whereby Broward County is requiring the construction of certain improvements, including but not limited to road construction, as condition of the issuance of a development permit or to any construction project performed by Broward County utilizing its own employees.

(Ord. No. 83-72, §§ 1—5, 11-17-83)

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Ord. No. 83-72, adopted Nov. 17, 1983, effective Nov. 28, 1983, amended this code by the addition of material designated by the editor as § 26-5.