source for the project and resides in the county where the project
is located. The legislative body (as defined in IC 36-1-2-9) for the
county where the project is located shall make the appointment
under this subdivision.
(c) As soon as appointed, the committee shall meet in the county where the project is located and determine in writing the following:
(1) A classification of the labor to be employed in the performance of the contract for the project, divided into the following three (3) classes:
(A) Skilled labor.
(B) Semiskilled labor.
(C) Unskilled labor.
(2) The wage per hour to be paid each of the classes.
The committee is not required to consider information not presented to the committee at the meeting. IC 5-14-1.5 (open door law) applies to a meeting of the committee.
(d) The rate of wages determined under subsection (c) shall not be less than the common construction wage for each of the three (3) classes of wages described in subsection (c) that are currently being paid in the county where the project is located.
(e) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to contracts let by the Indiana department of transportation for the construction of highways, streets, and bridges. IC 8-23-9 applies to state highway projects.
(f) A determination under subsection (c) shall be made and filed with the awarding agency at least two (2) weeks prior to the date fixed for the letting, and a copy of the determination shall be furnished upon request to any person desiring to bid on the contract. The schedule is open to the inspection of the public.
(g) If the committee appointed under subsection (b) fails to act and to file a determination under subsection (c) at or before the time required under subsection (f), the awarding agency shall make the determination, and its finding shall be final.
(h) It shall be a condition of a contract awarded under this chapter that the successful bidder and all subcontractors shall comply strictly with the determination made under this section.
(i) The provisions of this chapter do not apply to public projects in this state that would otherwise be subject to the provisions of this chapter that are to be paid for in whole or in part with funds granted by the federal government, unless the department of the federal government making the grant shall consent in writing that the provisions of this chapter are applicable to the project.
(j) Notwithstanding any other law, the provisions of this chapter apply to projects that will be:
(1) owned entirely; or
(2) leased with an option to purchase;