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File #: 23-0173    Name: Prevailing wage
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/9/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an ordinance to amend and reordain Article D (Contract Formation and Method Of Source Selection), Division 1 (Competitive Sealed Bidding) to add Section 3-3-31.2 (Payment of Prevailing Wage for work performance on construction contracts) and Division 2 (Competitive Negotiations) to amend Section 3-3-63.1 (Service Contract Wages) both of Chapter 3 (Purchases and Contractual Services) of Title 3 (Finance, Taxation and Procurement), of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, to establish Prevailing Wage provisions for public construction contracts.
Attachments: 1. 23-0173_Att 1 - Prevailing Wage cover, 2. 23-0173_Att 2 - Prevailing wage ordinance final
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: KENDEL TAYLOR, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

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Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an ordinance to amend and reordain Article D (Contract Formation and Method Of Source Selection), Division 1 (Competitive Sealed Bidding) to add Section 3-3-31.2 (Payment of Prevailing Wage for work performance on construction contracts) and Division 2 (Competitive Negotiations) to amend Section 3-3-63.1 (Service Contract Wages) both of Chapter 3 (Purchases and Contractual Services) of Title 3 (Finance, Taxation and Procurement), of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, to establish Prevailing Wage provisions for public construction contracts.
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ISSUE: The City is proposing to add prevailing wage provisions to the Alexandria City Code for construction contracts larger than $250,000, solicited on or after July 1, 2023. Prevailing wage rates will be determined by the Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industry on the basis of applicable prevailing wage rate determinations made by the U.S. Secretary of Labor under the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council pass on first reading this proposed ordinance and schedule it for second reading, public hearing and final passage on Saturday, November 12, 2022 and thereafter adopt the attached Ordinance approving amendments to the Alexandria City Code to establish prevailing wage provisions.

DISCUSSION: The Virginia General Assembly in its 2020 legislative session amended the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) to provide localities the option to implement prevailing wage provisions for "public works" contracts larger than $250,000. If adopted by the locality, all contractors and subcontractors would be required to pay prevailing wages f...

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