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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Contracting Agent Responsibilities

Contact: Wage and Hour Division 517-284-7800

Contracting agent responsibilities under the prevailing wage law:

  • If a contract is not awarded or construction does not start within 90 days of the date of the issuance of official rates, a re-determination of official rates must be requested by the contracting agent. 
  • Rates for classifications needed but not provided on the official rate schedule, including rates for registered apprentices, must be obtained prior to contracts being let out for bid on a state project.  
  • The contracting agent, by written notice to the contractor and the sureties of the contractor known to the contracting agent, may terminate the contractor's right to proceed with that part of the contract, for which less than the prevailing rates of wages and fringe benefits have been or will be paid, and may proceed to complete the contract by separate agreement with another contractor or otherwise, and the original contractor and his sureties shall be liable to the contracting agent for any excess costs occasioned thereby.