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P.S. Please note that "Davis-Bacon" is an obsolete reference that has been replaced by the "Construction Wage Rate Requirements Statute."