Prevailing Wage Rates

One of the statutory responsibilities of the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is to determine prevailing wage. Prevailing wage rates are based on collectively-bargained agreements. The purpose of established prevailing wage rates is to provide rates for contractors bidding on state projects.

Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule - Construction - for Contracts awarded by 10-23-2017

Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule - Road & Parking Lots - for Contracts awarded by 10-23-2017

Michigan Prevailing Wage Act 166 (1965) 

Combined -
General Construction

Cover Letter  (Contracting Agent Information Sheet) 2-2017,
Information Sheet  (General Information Regarding Fringe Benefits) 2-2017,
Overtime Provisions 2-2017 ,
Engineers Classification of Equipment Attachment 2-2017

Combined -
Parking Lots

Cover Letter  (Contracting Agent Information Sheet) 2-2017,
Information Sheet  (General Information Regarding Fringe Benefits) 2-2017,
Engineers Classification of Equipment Attachment 2-2017,
Overtime Provisions 2-2017

Certified Payroll Letter  11-26-2008

If you have any questions, please contact:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Management & Technical Services Division
Management Information Systems Section
7150 Harris Drive
P.O. Box 30643
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 322-1851,1607,7-154-27673_27706---,00.html

Current Schedules

Wayne State University's Prevailing Wage Rate Policy

  1. Wayne State University requires all project contractors, including subcontractors, who provide labor on University projects to compensate at a rate no less than prevailing wage rates.

  2. The rates of wages and fringe benefits to be paid to each class of laborers and mechanics by each VENDOR and subcontractor(s) (if any) shall be not less than the wage and fringe benefit rates prevailing in Wayne County, Michigan, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor.  Individually contracted labor commonly referred to as "1099 Workers" and subcontractors using 1099 workers are not acceptable for work related to this project.

  3. To maintain compliance with State of Michigan Ordinances, Certified Payroll must be provided for each of the contractor's or subcontractor's payroll periods for work performed on this project.  Certified Payroll should accompany all Pay Applications.  Failure to provide certified payroll will constitute breach of contract, and pay applications will be returned unpaid, and remain so until satisfactory supporting documents are provided.

A Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule has been issued from the State of Michigan that is enclosed in this section

  1. Wayne State University's Prevailing Wage Requirements:         
    When compensation will be paid under prevailing wage requirements, the University shall require the following:

    1. The contractor shall obtain and keep posted on the work site, in a conspicuous place, a copy of all current prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates.

    2. The contractor shall obtain and keep an accurate record showing the name and occupation of and the actual wages and benefits paid to each laborer and mechanic employed in connection with this contract. 

    3. The contractor shall submit a completed certified payroll document [U.S. Department of Labor Form WH 347] verifying and confirming the prevailing wage and benefits rates for all employees and subcontractors for each payroll period for work performed on this project.  The contractor shall include copies of pay stubs for all employee or contract labor payments related to Wayne State University work.  The certified payroll form can be downloaded from the Department of Labor website at 

    4. A properly executed sworn statement is required from all tiers of contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers which provide services or product of $1,000.00 or greater.  Sworn statements must accompany applications for payment. All listed parties on a sworn statement and as a subcontractor must submit Partial or Full Conditional Waivers for the amounts invoiced on the payment application. A copy of the acceptable WSU Sworn Statement and Waiver will be provided to the awarded contractor.

    5. Apprentices for a skilled trade must provide proof of participation in a Certified Apprenticeship Program and the level of hours completed in the program. 

    6. Daily project sign-in sheets and field reports for the project must be turned in weekly.

Note:  Contractor invoices WILL NOT be processed until all listed certified payroll documents are received.

  1. If the VENDOR or subcontractor fails to pay the prevailing rates of wages and fringe benefits and does not cure such failure within 10 days after notice to do so by the UNIVERSITY, the UNIVERSITY shall have the right, at its option, to do any or all of the following:

    1. Withhold all or any portion of payments due the VENDOR as may be considered necessary by the UNIVERSITY to pay laborers and mechanics the difference between the rates of wages and fringe benefits required by this contract and the actual wages and fringe benefits paid;

    2. Terminate this contract and proceed to complete the contract by separate agreement with another vendor or otherwise, in which case the VENDOR and its sureties shall be liable to the UNIVERSITY for any excess costs incurred by the UNIVERSITY.

    3. Propose to the Director of Purchasing that the Vendor be considered for Debarment in accordance with the University's Debarment Policy, found on our website at

Terms identical or substantially similar to this section of this RFP shall be included in any contract or subcontract pertaining to this project.

  1. The current applicable prevailing wage rates as identified by the State of Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services, Bureau of Safety and Regulation, Wage and Hour Division are attached.  Refer to item C above if additional information is required.

  2. Prior to award of the project, the apparent low bidder will be required to produce a schedule of values which will include the proposed subcontractors for each division of work and whether the subcontractor is signatory or non-signatory.  A letter of intent or contract will not be issued to the apparent low bidder until this document is provided.  The apparent low bidder will have one week to produce this document.  If the required document is not received within this time, the bidder will be disqualified, and the next low bidder will be required to provide this schedule of values

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