Senate Bill (SB 854) was signed into law June 20, 2014, and established a new program with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that requires contractor registration for all public works, valued at $1,000 or more.
This letter is to notify all contractors/vendors that if the work or services you are providing the District or may provide to the District in the future, fall under the definition of “public works”, please ensure you are registered with DIR prior to March 1, 2015. Effective immediately, the District will notify DIR of the work or services you are providing the District are categorized as public works defined by SB854 registration requirements. We ask that you complete DIR’s online contractor registration in a timely manner to avoid interruption in the work or services you are providing.
Public works refer to construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work (including maintenance) done under contract and paid by public funds. For a more detailed explanation of public works projects as defined by the California Labor Code, refer to sections 1720 et al. The new requirements will apply to all public works that are subject to the prevailing wage requirements of the Labor Code, without regard to the funding source.