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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:

Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center Renovation

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority will receive sealed bids for the Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center Renovation, 310 W Curtis Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681 (City Simpsonville) until 2:00 pm (EST) on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Simpsonville City Hall at 118 NE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681, at which time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. A “Bid Guaranty” of not less than Five (5%) percent of the Base Bid is required.

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. EST on-site at the Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center at 310 W Curtis Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681. Requests for Information may be submitted until 5:00 PM (EST) on Monday, December 13, 2021.

Full project manual is available for download here.

Complete Drawings available for download here.


Contact: Kim Poole of Craig Gaulden Davis, Inc., (864) 242-0761,

The following requirements apply to all GCRA projects:

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

Bids may not be submitted via email or other digital format.

For proper bid submission, 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 arriving late will not be considered.

Sealed bid envelopes must be marked clearly with the words “BID ENCLOSED”, the particular project and bid opening date/time, and the bidder’s company/address information.  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.

(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.)

GCRA Bid Results

In order to be considered/invited to bid GCRA projects, firms must be pre-approved as qualified bidders.  For information on applying, please see the Approved Contractors tab on this page.

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Recent Projects


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.


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


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

Applying to Become a GCRA Contractor


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 (latest revision: 6/25/2021). Please familiarize yourself with this document.


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/RFQ Opportunities

There are currently no RFPs or RFQs advertised.

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.