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City of Atlanta
Office of Contract
Compliance

55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Main Desk
Tel: 404.330.6010
Fax: 404.658.7359

Director 
Larry Scott 
lscott@atlantaga.gov 

Office Manager
Stephanie Avalos 
savalos@atlantaga.gov  

Watershed/Public Works
Senior Manager 
Bruce T. Bell 
404-330-6009 
bbell@atlantaga.gov  

Data Performance/Title VI
Senior Manager
Richard D. Case
404-330-6833
rcase@atlantaga.gov

Aviation Construction
Senior Manager 
Alberto Aponte 
404-330-6012
aaponte@atlantaga.gov

Airport Concessions
Senior Manager 
Yvette Hawkins 
404-330-6898
yhawkins@atlantaga.gov

Certification
Senior Manager 
Meghan Payne 
404-330-6992
mpayne@atlantaga.gov

The hours of operation are
Monday through Friday:
8:15am until 5:00pm.

FUNCTION

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.

MISSION

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

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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, drsmith@hhrmjv.com. Additionally, you can visit the HHRM JV website to access and complete the Prequalification Statement.  

The HHRM Joint Venture is posting a Construction Contracting Opportunity for Demolition of the Georgia Dome. Please read this solicitation and submit your Prequalification Statements no later than February 29, 2016. Visit the HHRM JV website for more details. Statements can be emailed to Doretha R. Smith at drsmith@hhrmjv.com.

Infrastructure Bond 

For more information on the Renew Atlanta 2015 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

ATL Next

The ATL Next Airport Industry Day is coming soon! Please mark calendars for Monday February 29th from 9am-5pm at the Georgia International Convention Center. Click ATL Next for more information.

Atlanta Sports Teams Supplier Diversity Forum

On Wednesday February 17th, The Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Tribune will co-host the Supplier Diversity Forum. The event will take place from 3pm to 7pm at the 755 Club at Turner Field. Minority business owners are encouraged to attend in order to learn about contracting opportunities with the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks. For more information and to register for the event, please click this invitation for the event.

                                                    City of Atlanta Business Expo 2016

Are you ready to take your business to the next level and bring more exposure to your firm?  Then plan to attend The Business Expo 2016.  The event will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center from 9 am-4 pm.  Exhibitors and participants are encouraged to attend. Click register for more information, to attend and reserve your vendor space.  

                                                    Clayton County Business Expo

The Clayton County Water Authority and Clayton County Government will host a Small Business Expo on Tuesday March 22, 2016 from 10am-2pm. This free event will take place at the Clayton State University Student Activity Center. For more information and to register, please review the Expo flyer.              

MBE/FBE/SBE/DBE

                                                    EBO/SBO Ordinances

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.

Coming soon, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will undergo an upcoming $800 million modernization requiring various subcontracting trade packages in transportation and construction. As a result, the USDOT Mid South Atlantic SBTRC is conducting The Bonding Education Program (BEP) for Small, Minority, Disadvantaged, and Female Owned Firms from Jan 12, 2016 through March 8, 2016. It is designed to assist your business and effectively managing profitable project outcomes while positioning your business to win. For more information or to register, please visit the Atlanta Metropolitan BEP Information & Registration website or contact Jewana Helmstetter: 404-827-9627 or jewana.helmstetter@twd-inc.net for further details. 

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS 

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: All M/F/SBE certified firms 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.

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

DBE (Construction) Form   DBE (Construction) Form 2   DBE (Construction) Form 3

AWDA Form 4   AWDA Form 5   Request To Substitute EBO or DBE Firm

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Last updated: 2/11/2016 6:05:34 PM