The 2017-2019 Wisconsin State Budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59) repealed Wisconsinís prevailing wage laws. Effective September 23, 2017, state prevailing wage requirements on state building projects no longer apply. These changes take effect for projects advertised for bid after September 23, 2017. This change does not affect the Federal Davis Bacon Act requirements.
The 2015-17 Wisconsin State Budget (2015 Wisconsin Act 55) modified Wisconsinís prevailing wage laws. Effective January 1, 2017, the administration of state prevailing wage on state building projects will transition from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to the Department of Administration/Division of Facilities Development (DOA/DFD). Prevailing hours of labor will be determined by Wis. Stats. 16.856(1)(e) and prevailing wage rates will be as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor 40 U.S.C. 3142 for publication in the applicable project bidding documents. Please access our website at: DOA Prevailing Wage for more information about how prevailing wage rates will be applied to state building projects.
Please be advised, all bids received from contractors who are not certified will be rejected. Please access the DFD Contractor Certification web page to apply for certification. Please access the DFD Single Prime Bidding and Contracting web page for more information about how projects will be let under the new system.