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Old 06-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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New to this Site. Wanted to know how to post a question on this site regarding prevailing wage/public works. In case anyone might know offhand, how long does it take a contractor to get paid by the state after work is completed? Is there a mandatory time-frame that the contractor gets paid by the state? We are a subcontractor on this public works project, VFW; the GC stated that they have not been paid yet, we completed the job almost two months ago and are getting the cold shoulder from the GC. What to do?
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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That would depend on the contract that the GC has with the state. I've done projects that payment was held for 90 days. I'm not aware of any state mandates for payment terms at least not in my state. Remember your dealing with the government...= SLOW to do anything.

Of course the other possible problem is that the GC was paid but spent your money on other expenses?...Do you have any connection where you can verify the GC's claims?


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Start by reading your contract- more than likely, it's got a "pay when paid" clause, so the GC is fully entitled to hold your payment until he gets paid. Regarding "how long until you get paid", that depends on the client and the contract, but 60-90 days isn't uncommon, even if things are going well.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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Thank you for all your help. You guys are very helpful. Really glad i joined this site.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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new jersey recently passed the prompt payment act, i went to a class they briefly touched on it.. i'd like to find more info.. i would call the engineer to see if the GC has been paid first..
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