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Become a GCRA Contractor

Create a Lasting Impact in the Lives of Greenville County Residents

Through our work with builders and contractors, GCRA offers the dream of affordable homeownership to new buyers throughout Greenville County. Our efforts also allow us to provide safe, well-kept communities that spur economic development and pride.  Help us to continue the dream by becoming an approved builder and bidding on projects.

Current Bid Opportunities:

GCRA has published an Invitation to Bid for demolition of a single-family structure owned by the City of Greer, located at 112 N. Line Street, Greer, SC 29651, due by 3:00 pm EDT on October 26, 2020. You may view this solicitation on our BidNet portal.

GCRA has published an Invitation to Bid for demolition of a GCRA-owned single-family structure located at 6 Looper Street, Greenville, SC 29611, due by 3:00 pm EDT on October 26, 2020. You may view this solicitation on our BidNet portal.

GCRA has published an Invitation to Bid for demolition of a GCRA-owned single-family structure located at 15 Marie Street, Greenville, SC 29609, due by 3:00 pm EDT on October 26, 2020. You may view this solicitation on our BidNet portal.

GCRA has published an Invitation to Bid for repairs to a GCRA-owned single-family property at 106 Lanford Street, Greer, SC 29650, due by 3:00 pm EDT on October 15, 2020. You may view this solicitation on our BidNet portal.


New Bidding/Submission Web Portal

GCRA now utilizes BidNet’s South Carolina Purchasing Group web platform to post Requests for Proposal (RFP) and bid opportunities. GCRA welcomes all vendors to register to the South Carolina Group. There is no charge to register; simply follow the registration path and select the “Limited Access” option. GCRA has a special arrangement where you will receive notifications of matching solicitations and addenda even when selecting the Free, Limited Access package.

Effective immediately, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority’s Open, Closed and Awarded Solicitations will be located on our BidNet portal (no longer here on the GCRA website).


The following requirements apply to all GCRA projects:

Any bids received which do not comply with the following will not be accepted.

We now strongly encourage the use of electronic bid submission through our BidNet portal.  Please note: Bids may not be submitted via email or other digital format besides BidNet.

If you still wish to submit traditional paper bids, they must be sealed (wet-sealed or taped closed), and may be delivered by hand, US Mail, UPS, FedEx, or other carrier.  GCRA takes no responsibility for failure by carrier to deliver bids on time. Bids hand-delivered, mailed, or shipped must be:

  • wet-sealed or taped closed, and
  • marked clearly with the words “BID ENCLOSED” and the particular project and bid opening date/time.
  • In the case of shipping, this inner envelope must be placed into a shipping pack to be addressed to the attention of GCRA’s Operations Director.

We highly recommend that you notify us if you are submitting a bid by hand-delivery, mail, or shipment.  Again, GCRA cannot be responsible for failure by the US Postal Service or other carrier to deliver on time, and bids arriving late will not be considered.


(These and other bidding requirements may be found in the latest edition of the GCRA General Construction Specifications, available for download on the Approved Contractors tab of this web page.)

New Bidding/Submission Web Portal

Effective immediately, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority’s Open, Closed and Awarded Solicitations will be located on our BidNet portal (no longer here on the GCRA website).

GCRA’s offices have been closed to the public since March 25th in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In light of these strange times, and in the spirit of continuous improvement and cost management, GCRA now utilizes BidNet’s South Carolina Purchasing Group web platform to post Requests for Proposal (RFP) and bid opportunities. GCRA welcomes all vendors to register to the South Carolina Group. There is no charge to register; simply follow the registration path and select the “Limited Access” option. GCRA has a special arrangement where you will receive notifications of matching solicitations and addenda even when selecting the Free, Limited Access package.

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Recent Projects

Greer

GCRA has redeveloped this former mobile home park off Biblebrook Road in the City of Greer into a new affordable home subdivision with new homes now under construction on Ruddy Creek Circle.

Brutontown

GCRA has built more than 70 houses over the past decade. We continue to build affordable houses in different sections of the community; we are currently building homeownership units on Walcott Street with more to come on Walcott and Scott Streets as well as Old Paris Mountain Road. Additional homeownership and rental opportunities will be available in the near future.

Travelers Rest

GCRA builds new, Energy Star-rated, affordable homes for the municipalities of Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Travelers Rest. This beautiful home with a large rocking-chair front porch was constructed in 2018 on Lipscombe Drive in the city limits of Travelers Rest.

Approved Contractors

UPDATED COVID-19 JOB SAFETY INFORMATION

Please be sure to follow the recent advice as published by the Home Builders Association of Greenville, SC, Inc.:

Please follow OSHA and CDC guidelines for your job sites. Schedule and space your staff and trades. Limit the number of people at each job site. Make sure they don’t share tools. And clean your job sites regularly. And when you are out checking your jobs, be observant of the practices of other builders.

Please also be sure to familiarize yourselves with appropriate social distancing and job site safety guidelines recommended by CDC and OSHA.  You can read them here at NAHB.org.

Applying to Become a GCRA Contractor

April 28, 2020 Update: Greenville County Redevelopment Authority’s Open, Closed and Awarded Solicitations will be located on our BidNet portal (no longer here on the GCRA website).  You will only be able to obtain bidding information through BidNet.  We strongly recommend submitting through this portal as well.  For more information, see the Bids section of this webpage.


If you’re interested in bidding on any GCRA job, you must first apply to become a GCRA-approved residential builder or general contractor. To be approved, please email (Operations Director and Project Coordinator email addresses below) your application along with the following supporting documents:

  • Residential builder or general contractor’s license
  • General Liability and Workers’ Compensation insurance certificate
  • W-9 Form
  • Renovation Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) certification for contractors who wish to bid on projects for repair of existing homes

All contractors must comply with GCRA’s General Construction Specifications. Please familiarize yourself with this document.

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The Redevelopment Authority is an equal employment opportunity organization and prohibits job discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin.

The Redevelopment Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any formalities in the bidding process. Potential contractors need proof of license, general liability and workers’ compensation insurance, responsible credit, and prior professional work.

Current RFP Opportunities

There are currently no Requests for Proposals/Qualifications available.

Have questions about becoming a GCRA-approved contractor?

GCRA is open in a limited capacity. For your safety and ours, we strongly encourage online/phone payments. If you believe you need to meet with a staff member, it is mandatory that you call to make an appointment. Only two individuals are permitted in the lobby at a time. Also please note: GCRA is closed from 12:00 to 1:30 on Mondays through Thursdays.
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