Applicable Laws and Regulations Oregon/Washington BLM



Applicable Laws and Regulations

Central Contractor Registration (CCR): Government-wide program requiring all federal contractors, including financial institutions issuing assignment of claims, to register. The system replaces the requirement for requesting to be on bidder's lists for multiple agencies and eliminates the requirement to submit payment data for electronic funds transfer with each office or agency.

Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA): CWHSSA requires that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors in the performance of most Federal service contracts exceeding $2,500, construction contracts exceeding $2,000, and supply contracts between $2,500 and $10,000 be paid overtime compensation at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their basic rates of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. CWHSSA is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Davis-Bacon Act: The Act, administered by the U. S. Department of Labor, applies to construction contracts exceeding $2,000. Davis-Bacon wage determinations are included in construction solicitations and include minimum wage rates and fringe benefits to be paid to all laborers and mechanics employed under the contract. The Act also requires the contractor provide certified payroll documentation to the contracting officer as evidence of proper wage payment.

Fair Labor Standards Act: Requires payment of not less than the minimum wage provided in Section 6(a)(1) of the Act for contracts of $2,500 or less.

Forest-Farm Labor Contractor License: OR/WA BLM solicitations, primarily service-type reforestation contracts, require contractors to have an Oregon State Farm Labor Contractor Certification of Registration. Contact the Bureau of Labor & Industries, Farm/Forest Labor Unit, Wage and Hour Division, at 800 NE Oregon Street #32, Suite 1160, Portland, OR 97232, or call 503-731-4074 for information on licensing.

Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA): MSPA, administered by the U. S. Department of Labor, provides labor standards and worker protection for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Worker protection includes vehicle and housing safety requirements, and disclosure of wages, hour, and working conditions, etc.

Service Contract Act (SCA): SCA, administered by the U. S. Department of Labor, is applicable to service contracts over $2,500. Service solicitations include applicable SCA wage determination(s) which includes minimum wage rates and fringe benefits to be paid employees of the contractor and subcontractors. During contract performance, Government inspectors interview contract employees to determine if appropriate SCA wages are being paid.

Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act: The Act, administered by the U. S. Department of Labor, is applicable to most Federal contracts in excess of $10,000 for the manufacture or furnishing of materials, supplies, articles, and equipment. It requires that contractors be either manufacturers or regular dealers, and that employees are paid at least the minimum wage as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Act also prohibits the employment of minors under 16 years of age and of convict labor on contract work and contains safety and health provisions.