Wage Determination Extensions And Clerical Error Corrections


Bid solicitation documents must be amended to include modifications to a GWD or a new project wage determination (if the project wage determination expired); unless the contracting/assisting agency requests an extension from the WHD and the WHD Administrator grants the extension. An agency may request an extension after bid opening if:

  1. GWD: Award does not take place within 90 days after the bid opening,
  2. or

  3. Project wage determination: The determination expires prior to award.

For certain HUD-assisted projects, different dates apply to when an extension may be requested. 29 C.F.R. §§ 1.6(c)(2)(iv) and 1.6(a)(1), respectively.

A request for an extension must be supported by a written finding, including factual support that the extension is necessary and proper in the public interest to prevent injustice or undue hardship or to avoid serious impairment in the conduct of government business.

Example: A public commission must review bid documents after bid opening and before award, and the prospective bidders have agreed to continue their bids in effect during the review period.

Correction Of Inadvertent Clerical Errors

Upon his or her own initiative, or at the request of an agency, the WHD Administrator may correct any wage determination if she/he finds that the determination contains an inadvertent clerical error. Such corrections shall be included in any on-going contracts containing the wage determination in question, retroactively to the start of construction, and also in any bid specifications containing the wage determination (for example, after bid opening). 29 C.F.R. § 1.6(d), reiterated in the FAR at 48 C.F.R. § 22.404-7.

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  • Review public works preconstruction contracts
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  • Audit labor classification for each worker employed
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  • Review DIR Fringe Benefits Statement PW-26
  • Monitor DIR wage determinations
  • Audit fringe benefits allowances
  • Review DIR holiday payment requirements
  • Audit DIR travel & subsistence requirements
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  • Federal FAA AIP Goal Setting
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