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FAR RIN: 9000-AO68 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●FAR Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2023-020, Modernizing the Davis-Bacon Act Regulations 

This rule will update and modernize the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) to provide greater clarity and enhance their usefulness in the modern economy. The DBA applies to Federal contracts and for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works in excess of $2,000. The DBA requires that covered contractors and subcontractors pay their laborers and mechanics employed under the contract no less than the locally prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits as required by the applicable wage determination. This rule will implement the Department of Labor’s final rule published August 23, 2023.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 22    48 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch. 4    10 U.S.C. ch. 137 legacy provisions    10 U.S.C. 3016    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2024 
NPRM Comment Period End  06/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mahruba Uddowla
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:703 605-2868