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    How long do the parties have after 12/23/2016 to complete negotiations and sign the contract containing the previous Wage Determination dated 11/25/2016? Someone told me 7 calendar days. Is that true? Thank you.


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    FAR 22.404-5(c) governs the use of updated wage determinations. I could find no reference to a "7 calendar day" grace period. Based especially on paragraph (c)(1) which states: "If necessary, the contracting officer shall delay award while the new determination is obtained and processed", it appears the latest wage determination must be incorporated before finalizing contract award.

    P.S. Please note that "Davis-Bacon" is an obsolete reference that has been replaced by the "Construction Wage Rate Requirements Statute."

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