[Recommendation for Davis-Bacon Act Debarment]

B-219723: Apr 7, 1986

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The Department of Labor recommended that a firm and its president, individually, be placed on the ineligible bidders list for violations of the Davis-Bacon Act. GAO held that: (1) the firm did not pay its employees the required wage rates under the act; (2) the firm submitted falsified payroll records which reflected the payment of the required wage rates; (3) falsification of payroll records is a valid basis for contractor debarment; and (4) the failure to pay employees the required minimum wages was intentional as demonstrated by the falsification of certified payroll records. Accordingly, the firm and its president, individually, will be included on the debarred bidders list.