Thank you for your interest in becoming a RUPCO contractor or vendor. RUPCO’s Homeownership Center is looking to make new connections with contractors and vendors for residential and commercial projects.
MWBE and Section 3 contractors are highly encouraged to apply.
Initial Contractor eligibility requirements
If you are interested in receiving email notifications of projects that are available for bidding, please complete the bid form below. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email and be added to our email group notification list.
RUPCO categorizes contractors by their construction field type, and when projects arise, we will notify all contractors in that field by email about project availability. The email notification will contain a link that will direct you to the available project work scopes. You can view the details of each project and select those of interest. You will be asked to complete the short bid registration form.
The bid registration form informs RUPCO and the homeowner that you intend to conduct a site visit. Contractors are required to contact the owners of the properties, conduct a site visit, and if interested, provide an estimate for the work. The project will be removed from the email notification group after five registration forms for the project are received by RUPCO.
RUPCO does not guarantee that you will receive any requests for bidding. Projects are based on the types of programs and projects RUPCO has available at the time of posting. Submitted work-scopes will provide a simple line-item work list such as “window replacement,” “heating system replacement,” etc., and limited work specification. All measurements must be verified and the contractor must supply the brands/make/model of materials for use when bidding. All estimates must include labor, materials, delivery, a one-year warranty for parts and labor, the cost of obtaining and closing out any permits and third-party electrical, insurance, & cleaning /debris removal. Contractors are not required to bid on all items listed in the work scope.
You can select to only bid on items of interest. Be advised that the homeowners choose the contractors within the budget available and may break up bids to award multiple contractors select items of a project. Please bid accordingly.
Minimum insurance requirements are $1 million General Liability/$2 million aggregate. Contractors must have Workers Compensation coverage for themselves, employees, or subcontractors (unless they have their own) regardless of any business structure or exemption available. The contractor will be asked to supply proof of both for each project awarded. Contractors will be asked to complete a one-time W-9 form after their first contract award.
Projects marked “lead safe practices only” can only be contracted to contractors that are EPA RRP Firm Certified and on the NYS List of Certified contracting firms. additional information on certification can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-renovationabatement-firm-certification-application-or-update.
RUPCO actively seeks certified and non-certified minority and women-based enterprises, Section 3, and SDVOB contractors to participate in our programs. RUPCO has agreed to meet specific goals provided by our funders to utilize certified and non-certified MWBE’s, SDVOB’s and Section 3 contractors. If you would like more information on how to become certified, please contact RUPCO.
If you have any questions, please contact Sally Dolan Sdolan@rupco.org or Bill Andersen Bandersen@rupco.org