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
ATL West Parking Deck
On Friday, November 17, 2017, the Holder Hunt Moody Bryson Joint Venture (HAMBJV) is hosting a pre-proposal conference to discuss the ATL West Parking Deck opportunity. The event will take place from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and will be held at Holder's Corporate Office, 3300 Riverwood Parkway 12th Floor Ste. 1200 Atlanta, GA 30339. There are three ways to attend this very important meeting:
1) Attend in person at the address listed above.
2) Attend via Skype at the link provided here.
3) Attend via phone conference by dialing 770-988-3300, access code/conference ID 5097419.
For more information about this meeting, please click here to view the attached agenda.
Municipal Court Pedestrian Bridge Information Session and Overview
The Renew Atlanta Department cordially invites you to a project information session on the new Municipal Court Pedestrian Bridge. The event will take place on Monday November 13th from 2pm to 4pm in Atlanta City Hall's Old Council Chambers. The address is 68 Mitchell Street SW 3rd Floor Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information and to find out who should attend, please view the attached flyer.
Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc.
WEOP is hosting its annual event, Economic Development: Fueling Business Growth & Opportunities. The event will take place on October 24, 2017 at Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters: 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30308. This event is invitation only! For more information, please review the attached flyer or contact Antoinette Ball at 404-681-2497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please click here.
Clayton County Small Local Business Enterprise (SBLE) Networking Mixer
Clayton County Water Authority will host its 3rd Annual "SLBE Networking Mixer: Business after 5" on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The workshop 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 click here for contact and additional information.
Clayton County Networking Vendor Fair
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Clayton County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 3rd Annual Networking Vendor Fair is changed from Wednesday October 25, 2017 to Tuesday October 24, 2017. The time remains the same from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, as well as the location, Clayton County International Park - VIP Complex, 2300 Highway 138 South East, Jonesboro, GA 30236. Click here to view the latest invitation.
DWM Industry Day 2017
The City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management is hosting their annual Industry Day on Thursday, October 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.
Philips Arena Renovation Subcontractor Outreach Event
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm, Turner Construction will host a Subcontractor Outreach Event to discuss Phase II and Phase III of the renovation project. The location is as follows: City Hall Council Chambers 55 Trinity Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information about this event, please view the attached flyer or contact Theresa Schroeder at email@example.com.
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 13, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30AM at the Department of Watershed Management Conference Room A, 4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. Please view the attached flyer for contact and additional information.
352 University Avenue - Phase I GC/Sub Meet and Greet
All sub-contractors interested in performing work on the Phase I development are invited to a Meet and Greet on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at 352 University Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Many trades are needed for this project. Click here for complete contact information.
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 on October 10, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Dept of Aviation Technical Campus---1255 South Loop Road, College Park, GA. To submit a prequalification statement, please visit the HAMBJV website.
Georgia International Convention Center Arena Contractor Open House
Barton Malow and Russel will host a Contractor Open House for Minority, Women-Owned Business Enterprises, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise groups on how to partner with them as subcontractors on the GICC Multi-Purpose Arena! The Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at the Georgia International Convention Center. Please view the attached flyer for registration and contact information. PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017!!!
North Perimeter Contractors Business Opportunities
The North Perimeter Contractors, LLC is looking for DBEs to participate on the I-285/GA 400 Reconstruction Project. This Design-Build project is valued at $458 million with an expected completion date of June 2020. Trades from Misc. Construction Services to Utility Relocation are included in this project as part of the Construction Phase. For Professional Services, Utility Relocation Design, Traffic Control Plans, Environmental Monitoring Services, Construction Inspection Services, and Material Testing Services are included. For more information, please view the attached flyer or contact Nykita Hurt, DBE Workforce Development Manager at the following: (C) 404-983-6423, (O) 404-609-4600, firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.fauscorp.com to find information about NPC's parent company.
City of Atlanta Solid Waste Industry Day
The City of Atlanta will host an Industry Day to discuss the approach to Solid Waste Services. The forum will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the City of Atlanta Old Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, Room 3100, 68 Mitchell Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please plan to attend if your business performs one of the following Commercially Useful Functions: Trash or waste hauling, Specialized Freight trucking - Long Distance, Solid or Other Waste Collection, Solid Waste Collection, Landfill, Combustors, and Incinerators, Other Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, Materials Recovery Facilities, as well as Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs. Click here to view the flyer.
Clayton County Water Authority Proposal Writing Workshop
Due to the inclement weather earlier this week, Clayton County Water Authority'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.
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.
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: