Senate Bill 854,
signed into law June 20, 2014, became effective immediately. It
established a new public works contractor registration program which will
collect fees to fund compliance monitoring and enforcement, determine
prevailing wage and public works coverage, and hear enforcement appeals.
and subcontractors intending to bid or perform work on public works projects
will be required to register, and annually renew, online for the program.
The cost to register for the program is currently $300.00 and is
non-refundable. This is a DIR fee paid to the State. The District
will not register a contractor, nor collect funds.
subcontractors submitting bids must be registered by March 1, 2015. The
requirement to use only registered contractors and subcontractors on public
works projects, greater than $1,000, applies to all projects awarded on or
after April 1, 2015. No bid can be accepted nor any contract or subcontract
entered into nor purchase order issued without proof that the contractor or
subcontractor is registered.
refers to construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work
(including maintenance) done under contract and paid by public funds. For
a more detailed explanation of public works projects, refer to California Labor
Code 1720 -1720.6.
If the services
you are providing the District, or may provide the District in the future, fall
under the definition of “public works”, please ensure you are registered with
the DIR prior to March 1, 2015. Effective immediately, the District will
be required to fill out a form alerting the DIR of the services you are
providing the District. Detailed information is required to
complete this form. If the services you are currently providing the
District fall under “public works” you may be asked to provide information
needed to complete the DIR form. We ask that you complete this in a
timely manner to avoid interruption in the services you are providing.