Discover the Answers to Your Compliance Questions

Let CHW Solutions, Inc. answer your questions about compliance monitoring. As a longtime compliance specialist based in Washington, DC, we take pride in addressing our clients’ concerns to the very best of our abilities. We understand that local, state, and federal regulations can be complex and difficult to decipher.

Q: What does compliance involve?

A: There are various kinds of compliance; however, most include one or more of the following:

Davis Bacon & Related Acts & Prevailing Wage Rates Requirements
Local, Small, Minority, Disadvantaged Certified Business Participation
First Source (Priority Hiring for Local Residents)

Q: What are the sanctions and/or penalties for non-compliance?

A: Sanctions include the imposition of fines, withholding of payments due, debarment, and civil or criminal prosecution.

Q: What are the responsibilities of the contracting agency?

A: The contracting agency ensures that the compliance requirements are included in legal documents, bids, and subsequent contracts; as well as ensuring compliance monitoring is conducted.

Q: What are the responsibilities of the developer or contractor?

A: The developer and general contractor are responsible for the full compliance of all subcontractors with applicable compliance requirements.

Q: What apprenticeship requirements are included under the DBRA?

A: If apprentices or trainees reported as such at your business have not been registered, or are utilized at any job site in excess of the ratio to journeymen permitted under their relevant program, they must receive compensation equivalent to that of a journeyman. This rules applies regardless of the apprentices’ or trainees’ skill level.

Q: Is the DBRA a federal or local law?

A: The DBRA is a federal law. However, the District of Columbia is named in the act and, as such, the law is triggered by both federal and local assistance to a project.

Q: Are there other compliance requirements?

A: Whether or not there are other compliance requirements for a particular project depends on the jurisdiction and the laws associated with compliance in that area. Other possible areas of compliance are minority businesses, apprenticeships, first source hiring, and equal opportunity.

Contact us today to discuss your compliance monitoring questions with our friendly and knowledgeable team. We work with businesses throughout Washington, DC.