[Query Concerning Definition of "Site-of-Work" Under Davis-Bacon Act]

B-214882: Published: May 16, 1984. Publicly Released: May 16, 1984.

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GAO was queried as to its definition and application of "site of work" under the Davis-Bacon Act. For many years, GAO defined "site of work" to be the exact confines of the place of performance of the construction work. Subsequently, GAO took the position that the act could extend to offsite construction activities given certain conditions. Since GAO accepted the view of the Department of Labor, which applies both a geographic and a functional test to determine coverage under the act, GAO has had little occasion to consider "site of work" issues. GAO concluded that, since it was not currently considering any cases and Labor and interested parties are involved in cases pending before the courts, it was not presently in a position to provide its definition of "site of work."

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