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
Super Bowl LIII Business Connect
Since March 2018, certified Small, Minority, Female, Veteran-Owned, and LGBTQ businesses have been encouraged to register with the Super Bowl Host Committee for placement in the Super Bowl LIII resource guide. This guide will be used by NFL Prime Contractors as a possible source diversity subcontractors eligible to participate on limited contracting opportunities. The deadline for registration has since passed in June 2018, and no more firms will be added to their resource guide. However, if you'd like to find out whether or not your firm may still participate, even if in an auxiliary or reserve role, please reach out to the following person:
For more information regarding Superbowl LIII Business Connect, please navigate to their website for further details.
Fulton County Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance Seminar
Fulton County Department of Purchasing and Contract Compliance will host a seminar titled Conquering Construction and Service Contracts. The event will focus on recognizing legal and surety bond terms that can expose your business to significant legal and financial risk. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center, 3900 Aviation Circle, NW, Atlanta, GA 30336. For more information, please view the attached flyer.
2019 Small Business Development Kick-Off Program
The City of Atlanta's Aviation and Watershed Management departments will host their 2019 Small Business Development Program on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:00 am, in the Atlanta City Hall Old Council Chambers located at 68 Mitchell Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please view the attached flyer, or contact Marlene Coleman at (404) 546-1282 to register for the event, learn about sponsorship, and additional information.
NAMC Georgia Chapter Hard Hat Awards
The Georgia's Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) will host their 2018 Annual Hard Hat Awards Banquet on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, at The Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel. Please view the attached flyer, visit www.namcatlanta.org, or call (678) 943-9667 for sponsorship details and additional information.
Department of Watershed Management Green Infrastructure Challenge
As part of the City’s continued commitment to advancing our efforts to implement green infrastructure (GI) within City watersheds, the Department of Watershed Management is issuing a Green Infrastructure Design Challenge. There are six proposed locations throughout the City with the objective to engage the design community to design innovative and practical GI solutions. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the following location:
2 City Plaza 72 Marietta Street NW
2nd Floor Auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30303
The goal of the six projects is to maximize the infiltration and storage of storm water runoff from surrounding areas while maintaining feasible construction and long-term maintenance costs.
We invite the design community which includes landscape architects, engineers and green infrastructure specialists to learn more about the projects that will foster community involvement, provide environmental improvements and enhance neighborhoods. Please view the attached flyer for more information and to register.
Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project (WEOP) Business Forum
In celebration of National Women's Small Business Month, the 2018 WEOP Business Forum takes place on Friday October 12, 2018. Come and participate in workshops and sessions designed to help inspire and advance women-owned businesses. The event takes place at the following location:
Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters
241 Ralph McGill Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30308
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, October 12, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:30AM at the Department of Watershed Management Conference Room A, 4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. This will be the final session for the 2018 calendar year! Please view the attached flyer for reservation and additional information.
Plane Train Tunnel West Extension Project
Come learn about the plan for a proposed new West Curb Construction project at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Clark-Atkinson-Technique Joint Venture Team will host an Equal Business Opportunity Outreach Event for all Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Female Business Enterprise (FBE) owners. The networking session will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Department of Aviation Technical Campus, 1255 South Loop Road, College Park, GA 30337. Click here to view the flyer, register for the event, and review the construction trades that are available for bid.
NAMC Georgia Chapter's General Membership Meeting
This month's membership meeting will focus on the GDOT State Supported Funding Program. Learn about opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's), Small Business Owners, and Veteran-Owned Businesses. NAMC members as well as non-members are encouraged to attend! The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm at the Atlanta Public Schools Facility Services - Lower Level Training Room, 1631 LaFrance Street, Atlanta, GA 30307. Click here to view the flyer. If you have any questions, visit www.namcatlanta.org or call (678) 943-9667. Please remember that non-members are required to RSVP.
OEAM General Contracting Industry Day
The City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Enterprise Asset Management extends an invitation for general contractors to attend an informational session on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The Industry Day will be held at Atlanta City Hall's Old Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street, SW - 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303. Attendees will get to meet representatives from OEAM, Aviation, Department of Procurement, Office of Contract Compliance, Risk Management and Gordian (Job Order Contracting Consultant). A panel discussion as well as a Q&A session is also scheduled. Please view the attached flyer for additional information.
Accessing Capital Small Business Workshop
Business Credit Literacy Initiative (BCLI) will host a workshop on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center located on 250 Georgia Ave., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. Attendees will receive information on how to establish and/or operate a small business or entrepreneurial enterprise. The event is free, but space is reserved for only 60 participants. Therefore, click on this link to view the flyer for R.S.V.P. information.
If your business meets the above minimum requirements, then join the NFL and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee for and overview of the Super Bowl LIII Business Connect Program. For more information about the event, please view the attached flyer. To see the list of accepted trades for goods and services and associated NAICS codes, please view the attached document. To register, please click here. At the present time, no other trades will be considered.
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.
Airside and Landside Modernization Contacts
In order to be considered for contracting opportunities working with either the Airside or the Landside Modernization Projects, firms must be certified M/FBEs with the City of Atlanta and be prequalified with the Construction Managers at Risk who governs the specific project. Those CMARs are New South*McCarthy*Synergy JV (NSMS), Skanska-FS360 JV, Dunn Aviation Group, and Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation (AATC). To get in touch with either or all of these CMARs, please refer to this list for contact information.
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: