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
HAMB Pedestrian Bridge Project
The Holder, Austin, Moody, Bryson (HAMB) Joint Venture will host outreach sessions designed to identify firms to participate on the Pedestrian Bridge Project. If interested, please review the following link to see the trades which may be utilized for the project. Dates for the outreach sessions are TBD, but will take place in April 2018. More details will be posted as they are made available.
Intrenchment Creek & South River Projects
Archer Western Construction and New Gen Construction are hosting an outreach event for FC-10164 Design Build Intrenchment Creek WRC Decommissioning and South River Primary Clarifiers Projects. The event will take place from 9am to 11am on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2410 Paces Ferry, Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30339. Scopes may include some of the following: headworks, equalization system, clarifiers, junction boxes, mechanical piping, valves, pipe supports, precast manhole/vaults, etc. Interested Minority and Female owned firms are encouraged to attend and R.S.V.P by contacting Grady Higginbotham via phone at (404)495-8700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bid will be submitted by Archer Western and New Gen on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Super Bowl LIII Business Connect Community Informational Meeting
Would you like an opportunity to participate in the Super Bowl LIII Business Connect Community Informational Meeting on Tuesday March 20, 2018? Then first determine if your firm meets the following criteria:
- Have a physical office and have been in business for three (3) or more years in one of the twenty (20) counties that make up Metro Atlanta---Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton.
- Be 51% owned and operated by a minority, woman/female, veteran, or LGBT individual and certified as one of the following---Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VOSB), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)/Female Business Enterprise (FBE), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual/ Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE).
- Provide goods or services requested by the program.
- Must be in good standing and eligible to do business with the City of Atlanta.
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.
MARTA DBE Construction Outreach Event
Kiewit is hosting an outreach event to highlight two upcoming packages: Marta's Public Address System and Marta's Electronic Signage. Some of the trades involved include safety managers, electronic signage, low voltage cable. For the full list of trades, please click this link. The event will take place on March 20, 2018 from 9am to 11am at Marta Headquarters. The address is 2424 Piedmont Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30324. To register for the event, please email MartaESPA@kiewit.com by March 16, 2018.
How to Do Business with Government Agencies
The ACE Women's Business Center is hosting a workshop on how to do business with the government. The goal of this workshop is for business owners to learn about the opportunities available and the requirements necessary to conduct business in the government space. The event is open to all businesses, and will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The address is 10 College Street ,NW Norcross, GA 30071. All attendees must register via the following link and pay a $5.00 registration fee. For more information, please review the attached flyer. For directions to the event, please click here.
Clayton County Library System Entrepreneur Workshop Series
The Clayton County Library System presents its Entrepreneur Workshop Series. Workshops will be held on Thursdays through May 10, 2018 at Clayton County Library System. The address is 865 Battle Creek Rd. Jonesboro, GA 30236. The following classes are accepting registrations: Vision Boards, March 1st (VBregistration); Advanced Tax Reporting, March 15th (ATRregistration); Alternative Financing, March 22nd (AFregistration); Business with CCWA, March 29th (CCWAregistration); Starting a Non-Profit, April 5th (NPregistration); Organizing Your Business, April 19th (registration). Please make sure to click the registration link next to the date in order to attend the appropriate class.
MARTA Retail Concessions Industry Day
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Marta will host its Retail Concessions Industry Day for interested firms to explore food & beverage and specialty retail opportunities. The event will take place in the atrium at Marta's Headquarters: 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. To register, please click here.
Upper Proctor Creek Project
The Astra-Rohadfox Joint Venture invites you to attend the pre-proposal conference for the Upper Proctor Creek Capacity Relief Project. . The event takes place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3pm at Astra's Atlanta office. The address is 1611 Perry Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30318. The JV will be soliciting qualified subcontractors for the following scopes of work and more: demolition, erosion control, clearing, fencing. Additional scopes of work along with the JV's web information can be found on the attached flyer. Please note: bids are due by 12:00 pm via upload to the project's Building Connected website.
Concourse T North Extension Project
The Skanska, New South, FS-360, Synergy Joint Venture or SNFS is hosting an outreach session to discuss the CPTC Concourse T North Extension Project. This session will focus on project highlights, pre-qualification, and bidding information. The event will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The address is 2000 Convention Center College Park, GA 30337 in the Spanish Suites Conference Room. Registration is required. Please view the attached flyer for registration details and contact information.
Office of Enterprise Assets Management Industry Day
The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Enterprise Assets Management (OEAM) will host an Industry Day to discuss potential projects in the following industries; Restoration Services, Janitorial, Roofing, Vending, HVAC, Locks, Doors and Hardware Services, Electrical, and General Contractors. The goal of this event is for business owners to hear from City of Atlanta representatives regarding these projects. The session will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Atlanta City Hall Old Council Chambers - 3rd Floor, 68 Mitchell Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information, parking locations, and to RSVP, please review the attached flyer.
ATL Behind the Scenes Training Sessions
ATL Business Diversity is hosting a series of training classes targeted towards doing business with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The first class, titled “How to do Business with the Airport”, is scheduled for February 14, 2018 from 8:30 – 10:30AM at the Hartsfield-Jackson Technical Campus, 1255 South Loop Road, College Park, GA 30337. Click the attached flyer for more information and upcoming classes. To register for the event, please click this link.
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, February 9, 2018 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.
Fulton County Infrastructure Projects Information Sessions
The Fulton County Department of Purchasing and Contract Compliance and Department of Real Estate and Asset Management are hosting Outreach Information Sessions for the $90 million Urban Redevelopment Bond Projects and Library Capital Program. The events are scheduled for the following dates: Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Aviation Community Cultural Center, 3900 Aviation Circle, NW Atlanta, GA 30336. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Johns Creek Environmental Campus, 8100 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30022. For more information about the event including the potential trades needed, please review the attached flyer for details.
Clayton County Water Authority Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Information Session
The Clayton County Water Authority will host a Small Business Development Workshop Series, Understanding Your Contract on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM at the South Clayton Recreation Center, 1837 McDonough Road, Hampton, GA 30228. To register for the session as well as additional information, please click here.
In addition, due to the inclement weather, The Clayton County Water Authority has rescheduled their 1st information session from January 18, 2018 to January 25, 2018. The time and location remains the same; 10AM – 12:00PM at the Riverdale Center, 7210 Church Street, Riverdale, GA 30274. It is highly encouraged to pre-register for the session. For additional information and to register, please click here.
DBE I-285 and SR 400 Reconstruction Project
North Perimeter Contractors, LLC is seeking DBE certified and GDOT registered sub-contractors to an upcoming outreach event. It will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center, 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. Please click here for contact and additional information. Please note: firms do not have to be DBE certified to attend this event. However, firms must be DBE certified to participate on contracting opportunities. To become DBE certified, visit MARTA or GDOT and complete their application.
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 for ALL vendors and LSBE's on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:30AM at the Department of Watershed Management Conference Room A, 4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. Please click the attached flyer for contact and additional information.
DBE Stakeholder Input Meeting
The City of Atlanta held a meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2017 to discuss the newly proposed Federal Transportation Administration DBE goal for FY2018-FY2020. As a result, the City has produced the following notices regarding the new goal in English and Spanish. Please take a moment to review and contact The Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance with questions at 404-330-6010.
352 University Avenue-Pittsburg Yards Meet and Greet/ Information Session
CDM is hosting a Meet and Greet/ Information Session on Wednesday December 6, 2017 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm to discuss Phase I of the Pittsburg Yards Project. The event will take place at the SE Library, 1463 Pryor Rd. Atlanta, GA 30314. For more information about Phase I of the project and the types of trades which will be considered, please click here to read the short narrative. In addition, please view the attached flyer for more information.
Small Business Development Program Kick-Off
Are you are a small business owner, contractor, or consulting firm looking to strengthen and expand your business? If so, then please plan to attend the 2018 Small Business Development Program Kick-Off, hosted by The City of Atlanta Departments of Aviation and Watershed Management. The event will be held on Wednesday December 13, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am in Atlanta City Hall Council Chambers. The address is 55 Trinity Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information and to register for the event, please click the attached invitation.
DBE Certification Assistance Workshop
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will host a DBE Certification Assistance Workshop on Wednesday December 6, 2017. The event will be held from 9:00am until 11:00am at GDOT Headquarters, One Georgia Center 600 West Peachtree NW Atlanta, GA 30308. Interested firms, please view the attached flyer for more information.
Atlanta Sports City
The Atlanta Sports City is hosting Business Outreach Meetings to discuss the utilization of Small, Minority, and Female Business participation on its upcoming contracts. The series of meetings will take place at its Tournament Central Building: 8010 Mall Parkway Stonecrest, GA 30038. Contractor Outreach Meetings will take place on November 29, 2017 and December 13, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The Vendor/Supplier Outreach will take place on November 28, 2017 and December 7, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. For more information, please view the attached flyer.
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.
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, email@example.com. Go to www.fauscorp.com to find information about NPC's parent company.
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.
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
- City of Atlanta 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: