Public Works Common Acronyms
Contractor Responsibilities
Notice of Completions - Valid or Invalid
Prevailing Wage Determinations
Bid Date/Wage Determination
100

PW

Public Works

100

Contractors must do this before bidding on, working on, or having a public works project awarded to them.

Register as a public works contractor

100

Project acceptance date: May 1, 2022

Recorded date: July 2, 2022

Invalid

100

This symbol indicates the craft is apprenticeable

Hash tag or pound sing (#)

100

2/28/2017

2016-2

200

A/B

Awarding Body

200

Contractors must pay this rate to all workers performing covered work on a public works project

Prevailing wage rate

200

Project acceptance date: December 21, 2020

Recorded date: December 23, 2022

Invalid

200

This symbol indicates the rates are good for the life of the project

Single asterisk (*)

200

6/4/2022

2022-1

300

CPR

Certified Payroll Records

300

DAS140, DAS 142, employ registered apprentices in a ratio of not less than one hour per five journeyman hours, training fund contributions

Apprenticeship requirements

300

Project acceptance date: August 12, 2021

Recorded date: August 17, 2021

Valid

300

This symbol indicates a predetermined increase

Double asterisk (**)

300

4/15/2020

2020-1

400

CWPA

Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment

400

Labor Code section 1776 requires contractors to maintain and furnish these records upon request. 

Certified payroll records

400

Project acceptance date: January 7, 2022

Recorded date: January 14, 2022

Valid

400

A wage determination is effective after this number of days after the issue date

10 days

400

7/15/2019

2019-1

500

NOC

Notice of Completion

500

Contractors are required to submit these records electronically to the DIR website. 

Electronic certified payroll records

500

Project acceptance date: December 1, 2020

Recorded date: February 14, 2021

Invalid

500

Wage determinations are issued two times per year on these dates. 

February 22nd and August 22nd

500

10/31/2019

2019-2

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