The Davis-Bacon Act:

Applicability to Supply Contract at Defense Depot, Tracy, California

HRD-89-13: Published: Jan 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) complied with the Davis-Bacon Act in awarding a $4.2-million contract in August 1986 for the supply and installation of a material handling system at the Defense Depot in Tracy, California.

GAO found that: (1) DLA considered the contract to be a supply contract, rather than a construction contract, and used Walsh-Healey Act labor standards and wage-rate provisions, rather than Davis-Bacon standards; (2) there was no evidence that DLA abused its discretion in applying the Walsh-Healey Act; and (3) the Department of Labor questioned whether or not the Davis-Bacon Act applied to the contract, but did not resolve the matter with DLA and did not issue a Davis-Bacon wage determination for the contract.

Apr 29, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

Mar 4, 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Dec 11, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Nov 18, 2014

Nov 13, 2014

Looking for more? Browse all our products here