SC Uplift


South Carolina Uplift Community Outreach 

Request for Qualifications – Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP) 

South Carolina UpLift Community Outreach is a local non-profit organization focused on providing affordable housing throughout the Midlands of South Carolina. Additional Information about the organization can be obtained on the corporation website at 


South Carolina Uplift is seeking a contractor experienced in providing construction services for the counties of Chester, Fairfield, and Union. It is expected that a Contractor will be awarded following the advertisement for competitive proposals, evaluation of those proposals and the selection of best proposals. Parties interested in competing for this work must submit quotes in accordance with the instructions contained herein. 


The Contractor shall perform construction and/or renovation services as shown on the attached Scope of Work on an Owner’s property located as listed below: 

  • Chester County, SC 
  • Fairfield County, SC
  • Union County, SC

Home Modification/Repairs Table


Feature or System 

Examples of OAHMP Maintenance Repair Activities 

Examples of OAHMP Rehabilitation Repair 


  • adding or replacing address number so it is visible from the street for emergency responders 
  • power-washing slippery exterior surfaces 
  • construction of new walkways, driveways or parking areas, or replacement thereof 

Building Exterior 

  • adding exterior lighting at entrances (to include automatic sensors) 
  • installing new or adjusting mailbox to make it easier to reach 
  •  fixing gutters and downspouts if causing safety hazard 
  • manufactured / mobile home skirting 
  • Roof installation 
  • Gutter and/or downspout installation 

Exterior walkways and steps 

  • graded ground ramps 
  • installing temporary/modular ramps (placed on top of the ground) for accessibility for individuals with a disability 
  • placing temporary anti-slip tape or colored tape or paint on surfaces 
  • applying directional signage or marking for wayfinding 
  • installing handrails on both sides of steps and/or pathways 
  • repairing cracked, broken, or uneven pathways (pavement, brick, etc.) installing pathway lighting



  • installing permanent ramps (with footings set into the ground) for accessibility 
  • installing exterior stairlift 
  •  installing wheelchair platform and 

Exterior Windows and Doors 

  •  installing automatic doors or automatic door openers 
  •  installing magnetic screen door 
  • replacing door lock with one that is easier to operate 
  • replacing doorknobs with leverstyle handles 
  • adding or adjusting peephole or viewing panel to correct height for client 
  • eliminating trip hazards at entry threshold 
  •  installing “tap-n-go” or other hands-free door hold open capability 
  • adjusting windows to make them easier to open and close 
  • fixing broken windowpane(s), storm window(s) or damaged entry door 
  • adding storm windows or storm doors 
  • widening exterior doorway to accommodate a walker or wheelchair 
  • replacement of exterior door 
  • replacement of windows 

Interior Walls, Windows, and Ceilings 

  • adjusting or replacing hardware for drapes, shades, and/or curtains to make them easier to use 
  • building shelf to improve hands-free activity or to improve accessibility 
  • patching or mending cracked plaster 
  • patching or fixing holes or cracks in drywall 
  • installing new drywall or paneling 
  • installing new acoustical ceiling 

Interior Doors and Hallways 

  • adjusting door swings to reverse or remove awkwardness 
  • installing automatic doors or door openers
  • installing door hinge offset or swing clear door hinges
  • installing “tap-n-go” or other hands fee door hold-open capability 
  • installing different door type 
  • widening interior doorways to accommodate a walker or wheelchair 
  • widening hallways to accommodate a walker or wheelchair
  •  repairing flooring transitions so there is zero height difference between them 
  • repairing floor tile to remove uneven surfaces 
  • repairing floors to remove uneven surfaces 
  • stripping floors and resealing when incidental to other work 
  • installing linoleum/vinyl flooring to remove uneven surfaces that pose extensive slipping or tripping hazards 
  • carpet removal 
  • cleaning floor when incidental to other work 
  • installation of new floor if the existing floor has extensive slipping or tripping hazards resulting from deterioration or damage 
Interior Stairways (Circulation) 
  •  installing railings 
  • maintaining chair lift/stair climber
  •   replacing broken stair treads or balusters
  • applying adhesive strips with nonslip surface 
  • applying adhesive tape or paint to distinguish thresholds and edges 
  • carpet removal 
  • installing super-pole between floor and ceiling with or without pivot arm 
  • Installing chair lift/stair climbers 
Bathroom/ Laundry 
    • installing grab bars 
    • adding nonskid strips to bathtub or shower floor 
    • installing a hand-held or adjustable showerhead
    • installing clamp for handheld shower on wall or grab bar 
    • tub cuts to enable easy entry/conversion to shower
    • installing curved shower rod
    • installing easy-to-use lever handles rather than knobs or turn handles for the sink, bathtub, and shower faucets feature
    • replacing toilet with comfort-height model
    • installing pedestal or wall hung sink for wheelchair accessibility
    • insulating exposed pipes beneath the sink to protect against touching a hot pipe
    • cushioning exposed pipes beneath the sink to protect against bumping
    • replacing or adjusting position of bathroom mirror, toilet paper holder, and other accessories to meet client’s needs
    • replacing cabinet hardware, such as replacing round knobs with D-shaped handles
    • installing new toilet handles
    • installing toilet riser with handles
    • installing toilet safety frame or rails
    • repairing toilet seats
    • installing wall soap holder
    • repairing wall tile
    • securing rugs with rubber carpet mesh or double-sided rug tape
    • unclogging sink or toilet when incidental to other work
    • moving or replacing washing machines and dryers
    • replacing broken medicine cabinet
  • complete or substantial bathroom remodel 
  • installing new wall tile 
  • installing a walk-in shower or bathtub 



  •  replacing cabinet hardware, such as replacing round knobs with D-shaped handles 
  • removing or replacing interior of existing cabinetry for easier access (e.g., pull-out drawers and shelves) 
  • replace faucets with lever-, touch-, or sensor-style faucet 
  •  install easy-to-use ABC-rated fire extinguisher in an easy-toreach place 
  • install automatic stove turnoff devices 
  •  complete or substantial kitchen remodel 
  •  install lower work surface that can be used while seated 
  •  lowering of cabinets 

Electrical/ Lighting 

  • adding stick-on motion sensor lighting 
  • adding task lighting under cabinets and over counters and tables 
  • changing light bulbs 
  • adding light switches at top and bottom of stairs for safety 
  • replacing light switches with safety and accessibility features such as glow in the dark, rocker-style switches, or other easy-to-function switches 
  • moving light switches and electrical outlets where they are more accessible to the individual 
  • •adding ball chain extension to ceiling fan/light 
  • major rewiring of building 
  • installing new electrical service 
  •  replacing or moving electrical panels 

HVAC / Plumbing systems 

  •  replacing thermostat with one that has accessibility features 
  •  setting home’s water heater or replacing its thermostat, to ensure hot water is at or below 120F to avoid scalding 
  • installing pressure-balanced, temperature – regulated sink faucets In kitchen and bath

 installing new furnace or heat distribution system 

installing central air conditioning 

installing new plumbing system

new water or sewer connection


  •  adding security technology to entrance door 
  • • installing secure slide latch or chain inside entrance door 
  •  installing new security alarm system 

Life Safety 

  • installing GFCI outlet 
  •  repairing electrical outlets 
  • installing or servicing smoke, fire and CO detectors 
  • installing or replacing doorbell that can be seen or heard by client throughout the house 
  • cleaning surface mold 
  • making substantial physical changes to a building to comply with fire and life safety codes 
  • installing fire suppression system 
  • chimney repairs 
  • mold remediation