Fair Wages and Hours of Labour in Construction Contracts - (Contracting Policy Notice 1999-8)
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FILE NO: 3800-005
DATE: November 3, 1999
TO: Functional Heads, Administration/Finance of all Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: FAIR WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOUR IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
NEW REGULATIONS UNDER THE FAIR WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOUR ACT CAME INTO FORCE ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1999. LABOUR CONDITIONS AND FAIR WAGE SCHEDULES WILL BE PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED TO CONTRACTING AUTHORITIES BY THE LABOUR PROGRAM, HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CANADA (HRDC). THE LABOUR CONDITIONS DOCUMENT AND THE WAGE SCHEDULE APPROPRIATE FOR THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF THE SITE WHERE THE WORK IS TO BE PERFORMED MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE TENDER PACKAGES (OR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS) AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS FOR ALL FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITH A VALUE OF $30,000.00 OR MORE.
- New regulations under the Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act came into force on September 29, 1999. These regulations provide for the development and use of Labour Conditions documents and Fair Wage Schedules for federal construction projects.
LABOUR CONDITIONS AND FAIR WAGE SCHEDULES
- Labour Conditions and Fair Wage Schedules will be prepared and distributed to contracting authorities by the Labour Program, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). The Labour Conditions document and the wage schedule appropriate for the geographical area of the site where the work is to be performed must be included in the contract documents for all federal construction projects with a value of $30,000.00 or more. The same documents must also be included in the tender packages or requests for proposals. Departments may elect to include those schedules for lower value construction contracts if they so wish.
- Once a contract is let, the Labour Conditions document and the appropriate Fair Wage Schedules must be posted in prominent locations at the affected site(s). Contracting authorities, as part of their regular contract monitoring activities, should also ensure that these documents are posted.
ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE NEW REGULATIONS
- For further information concerning the new regulations
under the Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act, you may wish
Labour Standards & Workplace Equity Labour Program
Human Resources Development Canada
Place du Portage, Phase 2, 10th floor
165 Hôtel de Ville Street
Tel.: (819) 953-3183
Fax: (819) 997-3901
or refer to the Internet site:
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TREASURY BOARD ENQUIRIES
- For further information, please contact the Procurement Policy Division, Comptrollership Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat at (613) 957-2432, or by fax at (613) 952-1381 or by E-mail at the web site:
Procurement Policy Division
Distribution: TB06, TB07, T004, T005, T009, T010, T022, T023, T024, T025, T161.
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