The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance (OCC) effectively serves as a liaison, linking Small, Minority, Female and Disadvantaged Businesses with City of Atlanta related business opportunities and encourages equal opportunity for all businesses and individuals in the Atlanta workplace. The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance (OCC) is comprised to service and administer programs on formal contracts in the Aviation, Watershed, and General Fund Departments.
The mission of the Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance's Equal Business Opportunity Program is to mitigate the effects of past and present discrimination against women and minority businesses. The City of Atlanta has found that African American, Female, Hispanic, and Asian American owned businesses have suffered the effects of racial and gender discrimination in both public and private markets, resulting in the disproportionate award of contract dollars to non-minority or non-female businesses. It is the responsibility of the Office of Contract Compliance to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons doing business with the City of Atlanta.
Office of Contract Compliance
68 Mitchell St. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
| Office Manager
|Watershed/General Fund/Public Works
Richard D. Case
NEWS AND OUTREACH
U.S. Small Business Administration Path to Surety Bonds
Everything you need to know about contract bonding has arrived. Join the U.S. SBA and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers for a half day seminar exploring a variety of topics. The event takes place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 8am to 1pm at Atlanta Technical College. The address is 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30310. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer for more details.
2019 City of Atlanta Vendor Expo
The City of Atlanta is hosting our 2019 Business Expo on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center, and your invited! The address is 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313. Come and get information about the City's procurement process, bonding and insurance, access to capital, how to do business with the City, and more.
The event and parking are FREE for registered participants, but hurry! Space is limited to the first 1000. For more information, please view the flyer above and utilize the following link: https://web.atlantaga.gov/vendorexpo. If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com. Thanks and see you there.
Clayton County Central Services ITB/RFP Workshop
Everyone is invited to learn Clayton County's process for Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Proposals (RFP), and Insurance requirements to bid on the county's contracts. The session will take place on Wednesday May 22, 2019 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center. The address is 3499 Rex Road, Rex, GA 30273. All interested businesses must RSVP at https://claytoncountyitb-rfp-ins.eventbrite.com in order to attend. Please view the attached flyer for additional contact information.
How to Do Business with Dekalb County
This informational session will take place on Friday May 10, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:30am at Dekalb County's Department of Watershed Management. The address is 4572 Memorial Drive Conference Room-A Decatur, GA 30032. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer.
Decide Dekalb Development Authority Presents HUBZones
DDDA will host a seminar on how small businesses can gain access to Federal procurement opportunities through the U.S. Small Business Administration's HUBZone program. The event will take place on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the AEI Startup Factory. The address is 7310 Stonecrest Concourse, Stonecrest, GA 30038. Please click here for more information and how to register.
How to Do Business with Clayton County
This informational session promoting Clayton County's Economic Development Week will take place on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:30am at the Forest Park Community Center. The address is 696 Main Street, Forest Park, GA 30297. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer and visit https://claytoncoecondevweek.eventbrite.com.
Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will host the Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach on Tuesday April 30, 2019. the event will take place at Atlanta City Hall in the Sam Massell Council Chambers from 9:00 am to 12 noon. The address is 68 Mitchell St. SW 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please review this flyer for more information and to register. Also, please disregard the address on the flyer. The correct address for the event is in fact 68 Mitchell St.
WICERS 2019 Conference
The Women in Construction, Engineering and Related Services Conference (WICERS) is celebrating its fifth annual event! WICERS’ goal is to help women explore, expand and enhance their professional experiences and networks, increase technical knowledge, discover industry trends and innovations and accelerated their career paths. The Department of Watershed Management is a sponsor and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is the honorary chair.
The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (8:30am to 7:00pm) and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (8:30am to 2:30pm) at the W Atlanta Midtown – 188 14th NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. Registration will begin at 7:30am. There will be informative panel discussions and an awards luncheon. Please click this link for more information and use the following code MIAEOO to receive a discounted registration fee.
How to Do Business with Dekalb County
This informational session will take place on Friday April 12, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:30am at Dekalb County's Department of Watershed Management. The address is 4572 Memorial Drive Conference Room-A Decatur, GA 30032. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer.
SNFS Bid Advertisement
Concourse T-North Extension Landside Enabling Ticketing and Canopies – Subcontractor Bid Advertisement
Skanska, New South, FS360, Synergy, a Quad Venture (SNFS) is announcing a bid advertisement for Subcontractors interested in bidding construction elements of ticketing and canopies a part of the already contracted 2B landside enabling phase at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. All subcontractors and vendors interested in the project please visit the website for pertinent information on how to prequalify for the project.
Airport Concessions Industry Day
On Tuesday March 12, 2019, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will host the Concessions RFP Industry Day. The event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC): 2000 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337. The event will be held from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please view the attached invitation for more details. Interested firms may click here to register.
Dekalb County Government 3rd Annual Business Opportunity and Reverse Trade Show
This event will take place on Thursday March 28, 2019 from 9:00am until 12:00pm at the Porter Sandford Performing Arts & Community Center located at 3181 Rainbow Drive Decatur, GA 30034. Please click here for registration details.
How to Do Business with Dekalb County
This informational session will take place on Friday March 8, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:30am at Dekalb County's Department of Watershed Management. The address is 4572 Memorial Drive Conference Room-A Decatur, GA 30032. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer.
Chattahoochee River Intake Pump Station Project
Atkinson/Technique, a Joint Venture is seeking minority or female subcontractors or suppliers to participate on the following contracting opportunity. Please see below:
Completed in 1962, the Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plant (WTP) on Bolton Road is a manually operated treatment plant and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days per week and has a maximum capacity of 64.9 MGD. The Chattahoochee WTP is one of three water treatment plants in the City’s water treatment system and provides approximately 35% of drinking water for the City and parts of Fulton County. This project includes construction of a new intake pump station along the river and connection to the tunnel and shaft installed under CMAR with Atkinson. Please view the attached invitation for more details and to submit your bid if interested. The bid due date is March 14, 2019 at 5:00PM (EST).
ATL Next Industry Day
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is hosting its 2019 ATL Next Industry Day on Tuesday March 5th. This event is designed to share information on the multi-billion dollar capital improvement program, offer insightful panel and roundtable discussions, contracting opportunities, and the inaugural Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Legacy Awards. The event will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). The address is 2000 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337. For more information and to register, click here.
How to Do Business with DeKalb County Clinic
The DeKalb County Government Department of Purchasing and Contracting will hold a clinic on conducting business with the County on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:30AM at the Department of Watershed Management Conference Room A, 4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. This is the first session for the 2019 calendar year! Please view the attached flyer for reservation and additional information.
New Supplier Portal Overview Training Video for ATLcloud
On Monday, January 7, 2019, the City of Atlanta will be changing its purchasing process through a new enterprise Resource Process, called ATLCloud. This electronic portal will change the way suppliers register, maintain their profiles, respond to solicitations, view the status of purchase orders, submit and monitor invoices, as well as verify payment status.
The Department of Procurement now offers an innovative training video called the Supplier Portal Overview. This video offers a step-by-step instructional guide through the purchasing process from registration, electronic bidding, to invoice submittal. It is important that as key stakeholders in this process, suppliers become familiar with this system. Please be advised that the registration and login links will be active January 7th.
For more information, please email your inquiries to Supplierregistration@atlantaga.gov
Please click on the link below to access the training video. https://coatraining.blob.core.windows.net/atlcloud/TrainingVideos/ATLCloud_Project_Supplier_Portal_v7/ATLCloud_Project%20Supplier%20Portal_v7.htm
For more information on the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, please visit their website for details. To view all projects up for bid including related Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond projects or other active solicitations in Aviation, Public Works, Watershed, etc. please visit the Department of Procurement.
DBE Goal Notice To The Public
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has published its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Goal. Please review the attached document for more information and how you may be able to comment on the goal methodology.
BB&T Bank and Operation Hope have teamed up to offer Small Business Development Workshops to the community. They will take place every 3rd Tuesday at the Gresham Road branch of BB&T. The address is 2434 Gresham Rd SE Atlanta, GA 30316. The phone number is 404-836-1410. For more information, please review the attached promo flyer and find out more details about the program. To register for the Small Business Workshops, please click this registration link.
In addition, BB&T and Operation Hope are providing a 12-week cumulative entrepreneurial program to interested persons looking to start their own business. Sign up for this program by clicking here. When you register, make sure to indicate that you heard about the program from the City of Atlanta.
The City's previous Equal Business Opportunity and Small Business Enterprise Ordinances which were enacted in 2010, sunset on December 31, 2015. The new ordinances took effect on January 1, 2016. To review either or each of them, please click EBO Ordinance or SBO Ordinance for more information on the tenets of each program and the requirements for qualification.
STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS
Have you thought about starting a small business? The State of Georgia has all the information you'll need to start on your journey. Learn more about this free resource, the types of business structures, and licenses you might need to get started. Click the following link for more details.
State legislation makes it mandatory for certain contractors to be licensed by the State of Georgia. This licensing is not a City requirement and is overseen by the Georgia Residential and General Contractors Board of the Professional Licensing Boards Division. To obtain more information regarding this requirement or start an online license application, please visit the GA Secretary of State website.
CITY OF ATLANTA CERTIFICATION PROCESS
The first step in certifying your business with the City of Atlanta is to obtain a City of Atlanta Supplier ID (vendor) number. The procedure to obtain a Supplier ID is a free, automated process that can be accomplished on-line. To register with the City of Atlanta, click Supplier ID to apply for your free number. If you have any questions regarding the City's Supplier ID (vendor) number acquisition process, please call (404) 330-6203.
Once you have obtained your City of Atlanta Supplier ID (vendor) number, please download (see below)and complete the appropriate application under "OCC Downloadable Applications" to apply for certification. With the City, you are able to obtain an Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) certification and/or a Small Business Opportunity (SBO) certification. However, the City no longer certifiies firms for the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.
OCC DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATIONS
To apply for City of Atlanta (COA) Certification status after you have obtained your COA Supplier ID#, download and complete one of the applications below that corresponds with how your business is organized. The information on the application must be true and accurate to the best of the applicant’s knowledge. The EBO/SBO Program applications must be signed and notarized. All completed applications must either be hand delivered or mailed to the address listed in the OCC "Contact Info" section of this web page.
The information requested is for use by the Office of Contract Compliance only and will be kept confidential to the extent allowable by law. Any questions regarding certification applications may be directed to OCC's main contact line at (404) 330-6010.
- EBO/SBO Program M/FBE/SBE Sole Proprietor
- EBO/SBO Program M/FBE/SBE Corporation
- EBO/SBO Program M/FBE/SBE Limited Liability Corporation
- EBO/SBO Program M/FBE/SBE General Partnership
- EBO/SBO Program M/FBE/SBE Limited Partnership
- EBO/SBO Program M/FBE/SBE Biennial Affidavit of No Change
All City of Atlanta M/FBE/SBE certification applicants must review the SBA revenue and number of employee size standards identified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and ensure that, inclusive of any affiliates as defined by 13 C.F.R. Sec. 121.103, their organization does not exceed the applicable size standards for their industry pursuant to 13 C.F.R. § 121.201 (and further explained in 13 C.F.R. §§ 121.104 through 121.107). Click standards to access more information.
*Please note: based on the new City EBO and SBO Ordinances, all newly certified or re-certified M/F/SBE on or after 1/1/2016 must complete the Biennial Affidavit of No Change every two years on or before the anniversary date of certification. Ex. If a firm is certified on 1/1/2016, the firm must submit a Biennial Affidavit of No Change on or before 1/1/2018. Firms whose certification has expired must complete an application in its entirety for consideration. If you have any questions regarding the certification process, please contact the OCC Certification Team at 404-330-6010 for more information.
Currently Certified EBO Firms Who Desire SBO Certification
If your company is currently certified under the City of Atlanta's Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program and you would like to have your company evaluated for Small Business Opportuntiy (SBO) certification, please contact the Office of Contract Compliance Certification Department for more information and direction on the process. The number to the office is 404-330-6010. Firms who fall in this particular category will not be required to complete a full EBO/SBO Application.
To apply for DBE/ACDBE certification, please visit the GA Department of Transportation (G-DOT) website. If you are looking for the database of certified DBE firms, scroll toward the bottom of that page and click the tab marked "Directories". Next, go to the UCP Directory, then click "Excel" to access the downloadable realtime list. If you live in Dekalb, Fulton, or Clayton County, you may also receive your DBE certification through Marta. After accessing this link, scroll midway down the page to apply for certification.
Furthermore, the Office of Contract Compliance encourages all certified businesses to diversify and expand into other areas. As such, OCC requires firms to provide documented evidence of experience under any additional NAICS codes. To do so, please contact the Office at 404-330-6010 to submit additional documentation. Also, please note, firms may only receive participation credit in the NAICS codes for which they are certified.
NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODES
The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance uses NAICS Codes to classify the services provided by City certified companies. If you do not know the code(s) for the services your company provides, click this lookup tool for more information.
REGISTRY OF CERTIFIED FIRMS
To access OCC's real time registry of vendors (certified or non-certified), visit our PRISM Compliance Management portal. Next, click the drop down arrow under "Visit a Jurisdiction", select "City of Atlanta", and click "go!". Once there, you may search by Industry or Certification to obtain your desired results.
Click OCC's quarterly list to access the current directory of certified firms.
OTHER CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Atlanta encourages all vendors, suppliers, and contractors to maximize their opportunities in securing municipal contracts. Here are links to various contracting opportunities for other jurisdictions all conveniently placed below:
- Fulton County
- Dekalb County
- Clayton County Central Services
- Clayton County Water Authority
- Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
- Atlanta Public Schools
- Georgia Department of Transportation (G-DOT)
For your convenience, You can find MS Word versions of the forms that must be filled out to properly respond to the Appendix "A" sections of RFPs and ITBs. Please see below: