Tab by Tab Description of Online Application

To simplify the application process, click on the tabs in the order they appear at the top of the APPLICATION page.

DO NOT select any of the links that appear at the top of the page (like wisconsin.gov, state agencies, subject directory, site map, news, search, and about DWD) because this takes you OUT OF the Application for Prevailing Wage Rate Determination and INTO the Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) general website. If you mistakenly enter the DWD website, you will have to return to the on line application on the prevailing wage website and start over.

When you enter data, you might notice a lag or your screen may briefly go blank as the application communicates with the database. Please wait for the application to accept your entered data before inputting more data.

If you select the Clear button at anytime in this process, it clears the entire application, not just the page you are working on at the time.

If you successfully issue a project determination and then later decide that you wish to change information whether due to error or reconsideration DO NOT complete a new application and issue a new determination. Instead, contact our office at 608-266-6861 with your project determination number in hand and talk to the prevailing wage intake person about requested changes to your existing determination.

If you have questions about the application, call 608-266-6861 and ask for the prevailing wage intake person.

For information on a tab, click desired tab name.

REQUESTER TAB

The Requester is the individual who is completing this on line application.

Business or Agency Type refers to whether the Requester is Municipal (i.e., a local governmental unit), State (i.e., a state agency) or Private.

If your name & contact information (or in the case of support staff, your boss' name and contact information) do not appear when you click on the "Select a requester" box, then you are not in our database. Click on the "Add a new contact" link and complete that information.

After you select your name & your contact information appears in the various contact boxes or you completed "Add a new contact", then go to the bottom of the page & select Next Tab to move on to the PROJECT OWNER tab.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

PROJECT OWNER TAB

In most cases, a project is "owned" by a local governmental unit or state agency, i.e., they are the ones soliciting the bids, paying for the project, and/or they have responsibility for the project once it is completed.

Less frequently, a local governmental unit or state agency "owns" a project, but this ownership status is not obvious to the public entity.  These are the circumstances highlighted in 1.& 2., and are the exception rather than the rule. This most commonly occurs when a local governmental unit enters into a development agreement with a private developer. While the local governmental unit might not think of itself as the owner because it will not solicit bids or pay any contractor, under the law (66.0903, Stats.) the local governmental unit is the project owner.

If you select "Check this box if the Project Owner is the same as the Requester", this means that the contact information you inserted under the REQUESTER tab is the same information you would select under the PROJECT OWNER tab.

Business or Agency Type refers to whether the Project Owner is Municipal (i.e., a local governmental unit), State (i.e., a state agency) or Private.
If your name & contact information do not appear when you click on the "Select a project owner" box, then you are not in our database. Click on the "Add a new contact" link and complete that information.

After you select your name & your contact information appears in the various contact boxes (or you selected "Project Owner is the same as the Requester" or you completed "Add a new contact"), then go to the bottom of the page & select Next Tab to move on to the PROJECT OWNER (CONT.) tab.  If you do not see the Next Tab link, you are not at the bottom of the page yet.  So, select the down key on your keyboard until you get to the bottom of the page and the Next Tab link appears.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

PROJECT OWNER (CONT.) TAB

This tab asks you information that is unlikely to apply to your project, but is necessary for this computer application to know who the project owner is.

If the answer to A. is "Yes" then this means that the Project Owner is the local governmental unit NOT the private developer/owner constructing the project. Private developer/owner contact information MUST be inserted under the ADDITIONAL CONTACT tab. This most commonly occurs when a local governmental unit enters into a development agreement with a private developer. While the local governmental unit might not think of itself as the owner because it will not solicit bids or pay any contractor, the local governmental unit is the project owner. This is the type of project that falls under Sec. 66.0903, Stats.

If the answer to B. is "Yes" then this means that the Project Owner is the state or a state agency NOT the private developer/owner constructing the project. Private developer/owner contact information MUST be inserted under the ADDITIONAL CONTACT tab. This most commonly occurs when a state agency will rent a building or floors in a private building and the space will be built out to the agency's specifications. While the state agency might not think of itself as the owner because it will not solicit bids or pay any contractor, the state agency is the project owner. This is the type of project that falls under Sec. 103.49, Stats.

If you select "Yes" with respect to A. or B., the application will automatically fill in the other as "No". Thus, both A & B cannot be selected as "Yes.";

Affirmative answers to Questions A.or B. are the exception rather than the rule. Most commonly, you would answer "No" to each of these questions & move on to the PROJECT tab.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

PROJECT TAB

You must complete all of the blanks on this page (they are asterisked in red) or you will receive an error message when you attempt to generate the determination at the end of this application process.

Project name is the name you have given the project. Please keep the name short.

Do not use abbreviations unless commonly familiar to most people.
Do not include the village, town or city name in the project name unless absolutely necessary. For instance, name the project "2011 Road Projects"; NOT "Village of Pleasant Hills 2011 Road Projects".

If the project is located in more than one county because the municipality is in more than one county, then select the county where most of the expense of the project will occur.

State agencies may have projects that are in more than one county because the project involves separate construction projects in different counties. Under this circumstance, the state agency should select the county where most of the expense of the project will occur. If the state agency will group parts of the project and bid those groups separately, then the state agency may wish to get separate wage rate determinations for each group.

The "Total Estimated Project Cost" is the total cost of labor (estimated using prevailing wage rates), material, furnishings and other things of value to be supplied by the contractor or purchased for the project.

If the "Total Estimated Project Cost" is less than the single-trade threshold or one of the two multiple-trade project thresholds, then after you complete all of the remaining tabs & select the submit button, you will not be able to generate a project determination.

After you complete all the data entry on this page, then go to the bottom of the page & select Next Tab to move on to the PROJECT (CONT.) tab.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

PROJECT (CONT.) TAB

All of the lines on this page that are asterisked in red must be completed or you will receive an error message when you attempt to generate the determination at the end of this application process.

Internal Project Number is the identification that you have for this project. It has no connection to the Department of Workforce Development. Of course, you may have no separate identification for this project, in which case you will leave this line blank.

If you already applied for & received a project determination for this project, but did not award the prime contract before the project determination expired (the expiration date appears at the top in the heading of the project determination), then you need to reapply for a project determination. The prior DWD project determination number is the number you insert in the Prior Determination Number blank. Entering a number in this blank is an uncommon occurrence.

The questions "On what date will the prime contract be awarded?", "Work Start Date", and "On what approximate date will work be completed on this project?", can be answered with approximate dates if absolutes are unknown.

After you complete all the data entry on this page, then go to the bottom of the page & select Next Tab to move on to the ADDITIONAL CONTACT tab. If the nature of your project does not require you to include "Additional Contact" information, then you can proceed to the PROJECT TYPES tab.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT TAB

If your project does not fall under either of the two circumstances noted below, then the Additional Contact information should not be completed & you can proceed to the PROJECT TYPES tab.

  1. If this completed project will be dedicated to or accepted by a local governmental unit, then the Additional Contact is the private developer/owner.
  2. If the completed facility will be leased, purchased, lease purchased or otherwise acquired by or dedicated to the state or a state agency, then the Additional Contact is the private developer/owner.

You must click on the link I wish to enter an additional contact for the fields on this page to go "live" for insertion of Additional Contact data.

Business or Agency Type refers to whether the Additional Contact is Municipal (i.e., a local governmental unit), State (i.e., a state agency) or Private.

If the appropriate name & contact information do not appear when you click on the "Select an additional contact" box, then that name and contact information are not in our database. Click on the "Add a new contact" link and complete that information.

After you select the appropriate name and the contact information appears in the various contact boxes or you completed "Add a new contact", then go to the bottom of the page & select Next Tab to move on to the PROJECT TYPES tab.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

PROJECT TYPES TAB

You must respond "Yes" or "No" to each of the 5 project types listed on this page (they are asterisked in red) or you will receive an error message when you attempt to generate the determination at the end of this application process. At least one of the project types must be selected as Yes.

Most building or remodeling projects fall under Project Type A (Building or Heavy Construction) and road work that does not involve sewer or water falls under Type D (Local or Miscellaneous Paving Construction). Many projects fall under more than one project type, so you need not select only one project type.

When you select "Yes" for any one of Project Types A, B or D, your project determination generated at the end of this process will include rates for all three project types (even though you indicated "Yes" to only one of them in this application process).

After you complete the five "Yes" or "No" project types on this page, then go to the bottom of the page & select Next Tab to move on to the PROJECT DESCRIPTION tab. If you do not see the Next Tab link, you are not at the bottom of the page yet. So, select the down key on your keyboard until you get to the bottom of the page and the Next Tab link appears.

DO NOT select the SUBMIT button at this point, because you have not completed all the required data. If you mistakenly select the SUBMIT button, you will receive descriptions in red at the top of the page telling you what tabs and lines you have not completed.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION TAB

In this space provide a written description of your project that would permit the public to know what the project entails including what work will be done and where the project is located. For example:

If you have completed all the red asterisked entries in each of the tabs, then select the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page. This will generate your project determination number and dialogue boxes about how you wish to save and print your project determination.

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for using the project determinations on line application.