City of Atlanta
Office of Contract
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Bruce T. Bell
Data Performance/Title VI
Richard D. Case
The hours of operation are
Monday through Friday:
8:15am until 5:00pm.
To effectively serve as a liaison linking Small, Minority, Female and Disadvantaged Businesses with City of Atlanta related business opportunities, and to encourage 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 business. 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.
NEWS AND OUTREACH
The Holder, Hunt, Russell, Moody (HHRM) Joint Venture is the managing entity which controls all aspects of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Project. Currently, HHRM is seeking qualified trade contractors to perform various scopes of work. For more information, please click here.
If you are interested in contracting opportunities with the Mercedez-Benz Stadium Project, please contact Doretha R. Smith at (404) 581-1312 or via email, email@example.com. Additionally, you can visit the HHRM JV website to access and complete the Prequalification Statement.
The HHRM Joint Venture is preparing for the release of the Final Cleaning RFP. If you are interested in bidding, please complete and submit your Prequalification Statement no later than close of business on Friday April 8, 2016. Please visit the HHRM JV website and select the "Prequalification" tab to dowload and complete a Prequalification Statement. For more details on this RFP or to submit your statements, please contact Doretha R. Smith via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 404-581-1312.
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.
Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance
On October 18, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:30pm, the GAEA will host its 15th Annual Supplier Diversity Conference at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. This conference is a part of the effort to highlight contracting opportunities to members of the small, minority, and female-owned business communities. Please click on this link for more information and to register. Please note, early-bird registration ends September 30th.
Watershed Management Industry Day
The Department of Watershed Management will host an Industry Day on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm. Commissioner Kisha Powell and others will be on hand to discuss upcoming DWM projects. For more information and to register, please view the event flyer.
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.
DBE Stakeholder Invitation
On Monday June 27th, The Office of Contract Compliance and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hosted a DBE Stakeholder Input Meeting in Atlanta City Hall's Old Council Chambers at 10:00am. In case you were not able to attend, here is the presentation which discussed the goal setting methodology and the new FAA DBE proposed goal for FY 2017-FY 2019. Also, here's a summary of the information that was discussed. To view the list of firms who attended, please click sign-in sheets.
Clayton County Water Authority
The Clayton County Water Authority will open sealed bids at its offices located at 1600 Battle Creek Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260, on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) for Sewer System Evaluation Surveys. Please see the attached RFB and the subsequent addendum for more details. Any proposals received after the specified time will not be considered.
DeKalb County Department of Purchasing and Contracting will host a Local Small Business Enterprise and Prime Business Networking Event on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 10:00am to noon at the Maloof Auditorium. Please view the attached flyer for further information about this event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Bi-Annual 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 Bi-Annual 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.
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:
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:
EBO Form1 EBO Form 2 (No JV Required) EBO Form 2 (JV or MP Required) EBO Form 3
SBE Form 1 SBE Form 2 (No JV Required) SBE Form 3 SBE Form 3 (Sheltered Market)
ACDBE Concessions Form1 ACDBE Concessions DBE Form 2 ACDBE Concessions DBE Form 3 ACDBE Letter of Intent
DBE (Construction) Form DBE (Construction) Form 2 DBE (Construction) Form 3
AWDA Form 4 AWDA Form 5 Request To Substitute EBO or DBE Firm