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
OCC's COVID-19 RESPONSE
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 certifies 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/SBEs 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.
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.
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 list of certified firms to access the current directory.
NEWS AND OUTREACH
Cobb County DBE Public Outreach Event
Due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures, this event will be rescheduled to a future date. The Cobb County Department of Transportation will host a DBE and Small Business Networking Event on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30067. The event will provide an opportunity for the participants to network with Prime contracting companies and learn about Cobb's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal. RSVP to email@example.com.
Clayton County Water Authority Workshop Series
The Clayton County Water Authority will host a workshop focused on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm in the Clayton County Water Authority Marie Barber Community Use Room, 1600 Battle Creek Road, Morrow, GA 30260. The event will focus on partnering and building relationships through networking. See the attached flyer for important information as registration will be required!
Clayton County Central Services Department Event
The Clayton County Central Services Department is hosting a Business Supplier Speed Networking session on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreational Center. The address is 1475 E. Fayetteville Road, Riverdale, GA. Make sure you bring your brochures, capability statements, as well as plenty of business cards! Pre-Registration is required as no walk-ins will be allowed for this event. See the attached flyer for registration and additional information.
ATLNext Industry Day
Mark your calendars! The ATLNext Airport Industry Day will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). The address is 2000 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337. Come to hear about contracting opportunities, listen to panel discussions, and more! For additional information about the event, please click here. Register for it today at next.atl.com/events.
Clayton County Central Services and SLBE Workshop
The Clayton County Central Services Department in collaboration with the Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program will host a Business Certification Workshop on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the South Clayton Recreational Center. The address is 1837 McDonough Road, Hampton, GA 30228. All participants are required to R.S.V.P. in order to attend. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Clayton County Services at (770) 477-3587 or click here to view the flyer.
Clayton County Central Services Workshop
The Clayton County Central Services Department in collaboration with the Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program are sponsoring a Business Licensing Workshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the South Clayton Recreational Center. The address is 1837 McDonough Road, Hampton, GA 30228. All participants are required to R.S.V.P. to attend. For more information and to register, please contact Clayton County Services at (770) 477-3587 or click here to view the flyer.
NABWIC 2020 Annual Meeting
The National Association of Black Women in Construction is hosting its annual meeting events on January 22-25, 2020. The events will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport, 4700 Southport Road Atlanta, GA 30337. They are as follows: 1) Kickoff Reception-Wednesday, January 22 from 6pm to 8pm. 2) Annual Meeting-Thursday, January 23 from 8am to 4pm. 3) National Board Meeting-Friday, January 24 from 8am to 9am. 4) Strategic Planning and Reporting-January 24 from 9:15am to 11:30am. 5) Billion Dollar Luncheon-Friday January 24 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. 6) Better Investing-January 25 from 8am to 3pm. Click here for more information.
Grady Health Center for Advanced Surgical Services Project
Skanska Russell will host a pre-bid conference to discuss contracting opportunities on the Grady Health Center for Advanced Surgical Services Project. The conference will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the Loudermilk Conference Center Ballroom, 40 Courtland Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303. Please RSVP by January 20th to secure a seat at the conference. Please click the attached flyer for more details.
How to Do Business with Dekalb County
The first informational session for 2020 will take place on Friday January 10, 2020 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. Click here for registration and additional information.
Clayton County Water Authority 2020 SLBE Business Development Workshop
The Clayton County Water Authority will host the first SLBE Business Development Workshop of 2020, titled "Access to Capital and Financial Planning". The workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm in the Clayton County Water Authority Marie Barber Community Use Room, 1600 Battle Creek Road, Morrow, GA 30260. Please click here for important information as registration will be required!
Clayton County Water Authority 2020 SLBE Information Series
The Clayton County Water Authority Small Business Development Department will host the 2020 Small Local Business Enterprise Informational Series. These bi-monthly sessions will discuss the Certification process and how to do business with CCWA. The location of the sessions is the Clayton County Water Authority Marie Barber Community Use Room, 1600 Battle Creek Road, Morrow, GA 30260. See the attached flyer for dates and important registration information.
Clayton County Water Authority 2020 SLBE Workshop Series
The Clayton County Water Authority Small Business Development Department will host the 2020 Small Local Business Enterprise Workshop Series. The comprehensive training sessions will specifically address the many challenges faced by small businesses. The location of the workshops is the Clayton County Water Authority Marie Barber Community Use Room, 1600 Battle Creek Road, Morrow, GA 30260. See the attached flyer for dates and registration information.
Small Business Development Program 2020 Kick-Off
If you're a small contractor or consulting firm looking to strengthen and expand your business, consider attending the 2020 Small Business Development Program Kick-Off on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 9:30 - 11:00am at the Atlanta City Hall Old City Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street S.W., 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303. See the attached flyer for registration and additional information pertaining to this event!
Georgia World Congress Center Hotel Informational Session
Skanska and SG Contracting will host an informational session regarding future contracting opportunities for the Georgia World Congress Center Hotel. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00pm at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room A402 (Building A, Level4), 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313. See the attached flyer for registration and additional information pertaining to this event!
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.
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
- Cobb County
- Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
- Atlanta Public Schools
- Georgia Department of Transportation (G-DOT)
- Atlanta Housing Authority
- Dept. of Administrative Services (DOAS)
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: