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
Clayton County Water Authority Proposal Writing Workshop
Due to the inclement weather earlier this week Clayton County Water Authority cancelled it's Small Business Development Workshop, "RFP Responses & Proposal Writing: How to Develop A Winning Proposal" that was scheduled for September 13th has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The event will be held in the Marie Barber Community Use Room at Clayton County Water Authority located at 1600 Battle Creek Rd., Morrow, GA 30260. Please view the attached invitation for registration and additional information.
Industry Day 2017
The City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management is hosting their annual Industry Day on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2 City Plaza Auditorium, 72 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn more about upcoming Watershed projects as well as help the Department celebrate 10 years of outreach to the business community! For additional information and to register, please view the attached invitation.
Clayton County Central Services Open House
Clayton County will host a Small Local Business Open House. Learn how to do business with Clayton County's Purchasing, Contract and Compliance, and other county departments. The event will be held on August 31, 2017 from 9:00am-11:00am at the South Clayton Recreation Center. The address is 1837 McDonough Rd., Hampton, GA 30228. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer.
Back to Business 2017
City Council President Ceasar Mitchell is hosting his 6th Annual Back to Business Week, August 8-10. Events include the following: How to Create a Social Media Strategy, Plugging Into the Atlanta Film and Television Industry, and the 2017 Back to Business Conference. For more information and to register, please view the attached invitation. For the list of event locations and times, click here.
ATL West Deck
The Holder, Austin, Moody, Bryson (HAMB) Joint Venture is the managing entity which controls all aspects of the ATL West Deck Project. Currently, HAMB is seeking the last set qualified trade contractors to perform the following trades: click here to view. The final information session and meet & greet for Phase 1 will take place in September, date to be determined. To submit a prequalification statement, please visit the HAMBJV website.
For more information on the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, please visit the 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.
Clayton County Bonding Class
Clayton County Central Services is hosting an event called Bonding Requirements for Small Business. This outreach session will teach firms the requirements and how to become bondable. The event will be held on Friday July 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Clayton County Fire Department Training Room. The address is 7810 Hwy 85 Riverdale, GA 30274. For more information and to register, please click the attached flyer for more details.
Westside Development RFQ
The Atlanta Housing Authority is hosting a Request For Qualifications Pre-Bid Conference on Friday July, 21, 2017 at 10:00am. The event will take place at 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. Atlanta, GA 30303, and is designed to establish a pool of qualified developers or home builders for various AHA opportunities on the City's Westside. For more information and to register, please click the attached flyer.
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: