Title 37
Public Property and Works

Chapter 26
Building Service Work

R.I. Gen. Laws § 37-26-3

§ 37-26-3. Wage and supplement/benefit requirements.

(a) Every call for bids for every contract for building services in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to which a state purchasing entity is a party shall contain a provision stating the standard compensation to be paid to building service employees which shall be made in accordance with § 37-26-2. Every call for bids shall also specify the number of hours to be worked, and bidders shall submit pricing on a standard pricing sheet, to be created by the director of labor and training. The contract shall provide for adjustments of the standard compensation during the term of the contract.

(b) All contractors and their subcontractors, who have been awarded contracts for building services by a state purchasing entity in which public funds are used and of which the contract price shall be in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000), shall pay their building service employees the standard compensation and comply with the provisions set forth in this chapter. This requirement shall apply regardless of whether the amount is payable at the time of the signing of the contract or at a later date. Except that notwithstanding any language to the contrary in this section or chapter the requirement to pay standard benefits shall not apply until the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2023.

(c) Every contract within the scope of this chapter shall contain the further provision that in the event it is found by the director of labor and training that any employee employed by the contractor or any subcontractor performing building services covered by the contract has been or is being paid compensation less than the compensation required by the contract to be paid as aforesaid, the awarding party may terminate the contract. The awarding party shall complete the work by contract or otherwise and the contractor and his or her sureties shall be liable to the awarding party for any excess costs the state suffers.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 232, § 1, effective June 28, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 233, § 1, effective June 28, 2022.