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Due to workflow adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our bid packages will not be released at this time.  If possible, we will release them in mid-April and the deadline for responses will be set then. If you wish to be considered at that time please fill out the bid form corresponding to your area of expertise. 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is quickly approaching the 2021 build season. We are planning homes that will be built this fiscal year while serving a nine-county region (Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky; Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana).

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati desires to hire paid contractors and vendors for up to 20 new homes (please see categories listed on the Contractor Bid Form and Vendor Bid Form). Below you will find the sample drawings for one of our home models -- these drawings are examples only of 1 model and if scope changes the bid will be adjusted in accordance with the plans. Please note that we do not pay prevailing wages.

**Must be currently or willing to become registered with the City of Cincinnati. Registration with other municipalities may be required as necessary.

Approved bidders will be required to provide the following: 
     - Workers’ Compensation & Employer’s Liability
     - Federal Tax ID

If you would like to be considered for the 2021 build season please click on Contractor Bid Form or Vendor Bid Form above, and provide us with the required information.

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Habitat. 

Documents (PDF format)

sample Habitat house plans

Contractor Insurance Requirements


Upon the execution of an Agreement, and prior to the Subcontractor’s commencing any work or services regarding the Project, the Subcontractor shall provide, as applicable:

A.             Commercial General Liability insurance with limits of not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence, with a $2,000,000 general aggregate on a per project basis.  Such policy shall include all major aspects of coverage including but not limited to Bodily Injury and Property Damage, Premises/Operations, Products/Completed Operations, Personal and Advertising Injury, Independent Contractors and Contractual Liability.  The policy shall include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, its subsidiary and affiliate entities, their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, as Additional Insureds via a combination of ISO forms CG2010 10/01 and CG2037 10/01, or manuscript form(s) providing equivalent coverage (i.e. coverage for the Additional Insureds must be Primary and Non-Contributory, must include completed operations coverage, and must not be limited to vicarious liability coverage only), which form(s) must be accepted and approved by Contractor or its insurance/risk manager.  The policy shall also include a Waiver of Subrogation endorsement in favor of the Additional Insureds listed above.

B.             Business Automobile Liability insurance with limits of not less than $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for bodily injury and property damage covering all vehicles used in connection with Subcontractor’s Work.  The policy must provide coverage for the Additional Insureds, either by policy terms or by endorsement attached to the policy, for any liability incurred by any of them due to the actions of Subcontractor.

C.             Workers Compensation and Occupational Disease insurance in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, with Employers Liability insurance limits of at least $500,000/$500,000/$500,000.  The policy shall include a Waiver of Subrogation endorsement in favor of the Additional Insureds listed in A. above.

D.            Excess/Umbrella Liability insurance with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and in the aggregate. 

There shall be no endorsement or modification of the Commercial General Liability form arising from pollution, explosion, collapse, underground property damage or work performed by subcontractors. All coverage shall be placed with an insurance company duly admitted in the state of OH, KY, and/or IN based on location of work to be performed. and shall be reasonably acceptable to Contractor. All subcontractor insurance carriers must maintain an A.M Best rating of A- or better. Coverage shall be afforded to the Additional Insured’s whether a claim is in litigation.

The insurance coverage required under the paragraph above shall be of sufficient type, scope, and duration to ensure coverage for the Contractor or Owner for liability related to any manifestation date within the applicable statutes of limitation and/or repose which pertain to any work performed by or on behalf of the Contractor or Owner in relation to the project. Subcontractor agrees to maintain the above insurance for the benefit of Contractor and Owner for the period of ten years after the date of substantial completion of the project.

Each Certificate of Insurance shall provide that the insurer must give the Contractor at least 30 days prior written notice of cancellation and termination of the Contractors coverage there under.


The work performed by the Subcontractor shall be at the risk of the Subcontractor exclusively. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Subcontractor shall indemnify, defend (at Subcontractors sole expense) and hold harmless Contractor, the Owner (if different from Contractor), affiliated companies of Contractor, their parents, joint ventures, representatives, members, designees, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, successors and assigns (Indemnified Parties), from and against any and all claims for bodily injury, death or damage to property, demands, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, losses, judgments, obligations and any liabilities, costs and expenses (including but not limited to investigative and repair costs, attorneys fees and costs and consultant fees and costs) (Claims) which arise or are in any way connected with the Work performed, Materials furnished, or Services provided under this Agreement by Subcontractor or its agents. These indemnity and defense obligations shall apply to any acts or omissions, negligent or willful misconduct of Subcontractor, its employees or agents, whether active or passive. Said indemnity and defense obligations shall further apply, whether said claims arise out of the concurrent act, omission, or negligence of the Indemnified Parties, whether active or passive. Subcontractor shall not be obligated to indemnify and defend Contractor or Owner for claims found to be due to the sole negligence or willful misconduct of Indemnified Parties.

Subcontractor’s indemnification and defense obligations hereunder shall extend to Claims occurring after this Agreement is terminated as well as while in force, and shall continue until it is finally adjudicated that any and all actions against the Indemnified Parties for such matters which are indemnified hereunder are fully and finally barred by applicable Laws.


Please contact:

Richard Schwartz

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