Contracts and Services
Doing Business with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)
Contracts are used to purchase many goods and services that the GPA buys repetitively over the course of the contract term. Contracts are bid for estimated quantities of commodities, equipment, or services. A firm bid is required of vendors that must remain consistent during the term of the contract. Many contracts contain options for renewal periods. Awards may be made to single or multiple vendors who are considered to be the most responsive responsible vendor(s) meeting the GPA bid specifications. Estimated quantities are based on prior usage by GPA departments, but are not guaranteed.
Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) Card
Federal law requires that anyone entering GPA property must obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) card. For more information regarding the TWIC card, or to pre-enroll, go to www.tsa.gov/twic.
GPA Credential Card
All vendors/contractors entering GPA property will be required to possess and display a properly issued and authorized GPA Credentialing Card by the GPA Credentialing Center.
All vendors/contractors performing any services on Georgia Ports Authority properties will be required to provide and maintain evidence of insurance verifying compliance with GPA’s insurance requirements. Insurance certificate(s) shall be provided in a form acceptable to the GPA Risk Management Department, affirming the vendor has purchased the required insurance coverage and endorsements before the commencement of work or issuance of a purchase order. Insurance certificate(s) shall be issued by an insurer or insurers licensed or authorized to transact insurance in the State of Georgia.
Some contractors may be required to post a Bid Bond, Performance Bond, and/or Payment Bond on contracts or projects depending on the scope of work.
Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act
The Georgia Security and Immigration and Compliance Act requires contractors to file an affidavit that the contractor and its subcontractors have registered and participate in a federal work authorization program intended to insure that only lawful citizens or lawful immigrants are employed by the contractor or subcontractor.
All current and/or potential vendors/contractors performing physical services on Georgia Ports Authority properties will be required to supply a signed affidavit and agreement verifying compliance with the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act. The affidavit and agreement will be required prior to the issuance of a purchase order and any work being performed.
If you are not familiar with the new law, we invite you to visit https://e-verify.uscis.gov/enroll/ for further information.