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MSD Prevailing Wage Program

 

MSD PREVAILING WAGE PROGRAM

On April 11, 2019, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance 15136

establishing a Prevailing Wage Program that meets its Charter requirement to pay prevailing wages on improvement projects.

 

Additional information on the requirements of the District's Prevailing Wage Program is provided in The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Prevailing Wage Rules.

Projects Subject to MSD Prevailing Wage

How the Prevailing Wage is Calculated

The District's prevailing wage rate shall serve as the minimum rate paid to workers in each occupational title on MSD construction projects that meet the definition of a public works project per the Rules of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, 8 CSR 30-3.020 and RSMo 290.210. Projects subject to the MSD Prevailing Wage include:

  • All Capital Improvement and Replacement Program (CIRP) construction projects regardless of the amount of the engineer's estimate or the amount of the bid

  • All applicable Blanket Contracts

  • All non-CIRP projects over $10,000 as applicable.

 

The applicability of this requirement shall be as determined by the District and as stated in the project bid documents and/or specifications.

 

Projects subject to the MSD Prevailing Wage requirements may also be subject to the Missouri Prevailing Wage Law and/or the Davis Bacon Act. In such cases the higher of the wage rate shall prevail.

The District will establish the prevailing wage rates based on the wage rate most commonly paid, as measured by the number of hours worked at each wage rate, for that occupational title. Prevailing Wage Orders will be issued twice yearly.

Submitting Hours and Wages

In determining the prevailing wage rates, the District will accept and consider information submitted from contractors, subcontractors, labor unions and any other interested party regarding local wage rates for construction projects within the City of St. Louis or St. Louis County.

 

Every six (6) months the District's prevailing wage will be determined based on information provided through the submission of the Contractor's Wage Survey. These surveys may be submitted electronically to the District  by July 31st (for the work period of January 1 through June 30) and by January 31st (for the work period of July 1 through December 31) of each year.

Apprentice and Entry-Level Workers

Under the District’s Prevailing Wage Program entry level workers/trainees will not be permitted to work at a less than the prevailing wage rate unless they are enrolled in an US Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program and the ratio of trainees to journeymen on the job site shall not be greater than permitted under the plan approved by the Employment and Training Administration.

Questions regarding the District’s Prevailing Wage Program should be directed to PrevailingWageMSD@stlmsd.com