Fair and Responsible Contracting


For Construction users
The Benefits of fair and responsible contracting

Building fair is building strong — check the links below for the information you need about public construction in Ohio. 

National Alliance for Fair Contracting (NAFC)

— NAFC is a labor-management organization that promotes a “level playing field” through compliance with all applicable laws in public construction.

When responsible contractors bid and perform public construction projects, the taxpayer gets a high quality project performed by contractors who comply with the laws of the land.

  • Prevailing Wage, Apprenticeship, Worker Misclassification, and Living Wage Studies Prevailing Wage Research:

  • Federal – Prevailing Wage Resource Booklet 

  • Prevailing Wage Research Summaries See One Local’s Experience With Prevailing Wag

School Construction Information

The Ohio Construction Coalition closely monitors public school construction across the state that is performed under the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC). In doing so, the OCC sheds light on the use of non-responsible contractors by the OSFC, who are performing dangerous and costly sub-standard work.

  • Ohio School Construction Reports

  • Herbert F. Weisberg – Professor, Ohio State University (July 8, 2002) – Analysis of Regression and Surveys in Ohio LSC Report on S.B. 102 on Claimed Cost Savings from Exempting School Construction from Prevailing Wage Requirements

Ohio School Facilities Commission 

The Ohio School Facilities Commission administers the state’s comprehensive Kindergarten through 12th Grade public school construction program. OSFC helps school districts fund, plan, design, and build or renovate their facilities.

Academic Research on the importance of prevailing wage

Peter Philips | Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Utah Losing Ground: Lessons from the Repeal of Nine “Little Davis-Bacon” Acts. Peter Philips, Garth Mangum, Norm Waitzman and Anne Yeagle. 2/95

The study examines the impact of repealing state prevailing wage laws on 9 states that repealed their statutes between 1979 to 1988. The report compares the 9 repeal states with the remaining 32 states with prevailing wage laws and the 9 states that never enacted prevailing wage laws. From this detailed comparative analysis the authors found several clear and profound by negative effects of repeal.

“While most closely examining the impact of repeal in the state of Utah, the authors emphasize the worsening level of worker wages, benefits and training as well as increased worker injuries and greater number of project change orders and cost overruns in all states reviewed. “