Water and Environmental Programs Construction Contracts
Construction contracts for projects receiving exclusively Rural Development Rural Utilities Service (RUS) funds shall use the Standard Construction Contract Documents prepared by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC). RUS Bulletin 1780-26 contains guidance on how to prepare the contract documents. Assemble the documents in order as follows:
Projects funded by RUS regular funds only are not subject to the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act. If funds are provided by an agency subject to the Act, the entire project will be subject to the Act, and Labor Standards and Wage Determinations will apply. Requirements of other funding or regulatory agencies may be met by inserting additional documents.
Projects funded with RUS and Vermont Agency of Natural Resources funds are handled on a case by case basis.
All plans and specifications must be reviewed and approved by RUS prior to going out to bid. Please contact Jonathan Harries, State Engineer at 802-828-6035 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.