Office of Contract Compliance

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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.

Thế giới cáThe 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
Suite 5100 
Thế giới cá Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Main Desk 
Tel: 404-330-6010 
Fax: 404-658-7359

Interim Director
Bruce T. Bell
bbell@atlantaga.govThế giới cá   

 Office Manager
 Alisasha Wellington

Watershed Management/ Parks & Recreation/ Planning/DEAM/Title VI/ Finance/Law
Senior Manager 
Richard D. Case
Renew Atlanta/ATL-DOT/
Public Works/Fire & Police/ Corrections/AIM/Grants Management 
Senior Manager 
Keith L. Boykin 
 Senior Manager 
 Alberto Aponte 

Airport Concessions

Senior Manager 
Yvette Hawkins 


Senior Manager 
Meghan Payne 



During the City of Atlanta’s closure as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Office Of Contract Compliance will temporarily allow the electronic submission of EBO/SBO applications.Therefore, please do NOT attempt to mail or deliver paper applications to our office. Instead, please email a scanned copy of your EBO/SBO application to Meghan Payne, Certification Manager, at To obtain a copy of the application relative to your business structure, please scroll below to OCC Downloadable Applications. We will review applications and process them as best as possible during this unprecedented event.  


Thế giới cáHave 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  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  website.


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. 


Thế giới cáTo 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  to access more information.

*Effective January 1, 2016, every applicant for certification (regardless of whether the company has been previously certified) will require the submission of a full EBO/SBO application relative to your business structure.  You must submit the correct EBO/SBO application six (6) weeks prior to your certification expiration date to allow our staff adequate time to process your application. During the City's closure due to COVID-19, please email your application to If needed, please contact the Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance for more information regarding renewal of your certification at (404) 330-6010. 

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 notThế giới cá be required to complete a full EBO/SBO Application.


To access OCC's real time registry of vendors (certified or non-certified), visit our PRISM Compliance Management . 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.  


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  (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 . 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.


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  for more information.


New South Construction Nelson Street Bridge Project

New South Construction is seeking proposals from Subcontractors for the construction of the Nelson Street Bridge.  Documents will be available for pricing the week of December 7, 2020.  Bid packages include Sitework and Site Utilities, Deep Foundations, Structual Concrete, Bridge Construction, Ornamental Metals, Rails and Fence, Waterproofing and Expansion Joint Assemblies, High Performance Coatings, Plumbing, Electrical, Hardscape and Site Furnishings, as well as Landscape and Irrigation.  All interested Subcontractors click to begin the pre-qualification process.  For more information about the project, submit the following information to;

  • Company Name
  • Contact Name
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail address
  • Scope(s) of work that company will bid on

Cobb County DOT Lunch and Learn Event

Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting the second virtual  lunch and learn event on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.  The event feature CMES, Inc. and the County's Purchasing Department.  Click here to view the flyer or visit .

Fulton County Legal and Bonding Training Series 

Fulton County Government is offering a free five (5) week Legal & Bonding training series.  Classes begins on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and conclude on November 12, 2020. Although it is too late to register for the October 15th session, there are spaces available for the remaining classes.  Click here to view the flyer for important registration and class information.

Cobb County DOT Lunch and Learn Event

Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a virtual  lunch and learn event on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.  The event is titled "Building Bridges; Connecting Small Businesses with Prime Contractors".  Click here to view the flyer or visit the following links:

Clayton County Water Authority SLBE Workshop

The Clayton County Water Authority is hosting its 4th and final SLBE Information Session on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.  This virtual workshop via Zoom will provide information about CCWA's SLBE program.  Attendees will learn how to do business with Clayton County Water Authority, meet CCWA staff, and gain knowledge about some of the goods and services CCWA purchases.  Click hereThế giới cá to register as this workshop will fill up fast!

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Stakeholder Meetings

The City of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are seeking input regarding its three-year Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) goal for NON_CAR Rental and/or CAR Rental Concessions for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2021-2023.  The virtual meetings will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020.  The meetings will be divided into two sessions; Non-Car Rental Concessions ACDBE Goal Methodology 11:00am - 12:00pmCar Rental Concessions ACDBE Goal Methodology 1:00 - 2:00pm.  See the attached flyer for registration and additional information.   

Clayton County Water Authority SLBE Workshop

The Clayton County Water Authority will host the 4th and final Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Business Development Workshop for 2020 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  The workshop is titled "Tax and Business Strategies to Help Grow Your Business".  This session will be held virtually via Zoom.  Click here for registration and additional information. Interested particpants can also visit the Clayton County Water Authority's website at   

Clayton County Central Services Department Event

The Clayton County Central Services Department will host a virtual Business Certification Workshop Wednesday, September 15, 2020.  Topics such as getting registered as a vndor for Clayton County, and learning about upcoming opportunities will be covered.  See the attached flyerThế giới cá for registration and additional information.

New South and Synergy Community Outreach Webinar

The New South - Synergy Joint Venture will host a webinar on how to best pursue projects with them at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA) on Friday, September 11, 2020 beginning at 9:00am.  The goal is to provide useful information on several "How-To's" to help potential subcontractors navigate through the pre-construction process.  See the attached flyerThế giới cá for registration and additional information.

CAT, JV Equal Business Opportunity Virtual Outreach Event

The Clark-Atkinson-Technique team will host a virtual outreach event for all Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Female Business Enterprise (FBE) owners who are currently certified with the City of Atlanta on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00pm and again from 4:00 - 5:00pm.   Learn more about plans for the new Terminal Construction project as well as participate in a virtual networking session by clicking on this link.

ATL Concourse T Midpoint Expansion Project

Turner and UJAMAA Construction, Inc. will host a virtual trade partner outreach event informational session on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00pm.   All Female Business Enterprise (FBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) owners are encouraged to register and particpate in this event.  Click here to register and learn more about this event. 

Skanska SG Contracting Information Session

Skanska SG Contracting will host a virtual informational session for all Female and Minority Business Enterprises on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00pm.   Topics of discussion will include how to prequality and bid with Skanska SG Contracting. For more information and to register, please view the attached flyer.  

ATL Behind the Scenes Training Session


The City of Atlanta Department of Aviation is hosting a Business Continuity Event, Safety Planning: Adapting to COVID-19 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 9:00am until 10:30am. For more information and to register, please click the following link.

Clayton County Water Authority SLBE Workshop

The Clayton County Water Authority will host a Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  Attendees that participate in this informational session will learn about the CCWA's SLBE certification process, goods and services CCWA purchases, and much more!  This session will be held virtually.  Click hereThế giới cá to register as this workshop will fill up fast!

WTS and COMTO Virtual Event

WTS and COMTO will host a virtual event titled Small Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities. The event will take place on Thursday August 6, 2020 from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. For more information, please view the attached flyer. To register, please click .

Clayton County Water Authority SLBE Workshop

The Clayton County Water Authority will host a Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  The workshop titled, "How to Gain Influence: Keys to Partnering and Building Relationships" will be held virtually via ZOOM.  The link and Meeting ID number will be sent to all participants that registers for the event.  Click here for important information as registration will be required! 

CAT, JV Equal Business Opportunity Virtual Outreach Event

The Clark-Atkinson-Technique team will host a virtual outreach event for all Female Business Enterprise (FBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) owners who are currently certified with the City of Atlanta to explore opportunities on the new Plane Train Tunnel West Extensoin Project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internatinoal Airport.  The outreach will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 4:30 - 6:00pm.   See the attached flyer for additional information as well as links to register and connect to the event.

Doing Business with Gwinnett County Government: DBE Edition 

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, and the Office of Community Outreach will host a virtual outreach event on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:pm.  The host will use WebEx (the link will be sent to registrants 24 hrs. before event) to discuss the County’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Triennial Plan. This workshop will focus on the Department of Transportation Transit and Airport divisions. In addition, the program will feature various county divisions who will provide information, resources, and upcoming business outreach opportunities. Please click to register and view the event agenda.

Cobb County DBE Virtual Outreach Event

The Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a virtual DBE Outreach Event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00pm.  Members from Cobb County DOT will give a short presentation about the methodology behind the proposed DBE Goal for FY21, FY22, and FY23.  After the presentation, all questions should be submitted in writing.  Cobb County's official responses will be posted on the DOT webpage and emailed.  Click here for the flyer that includes the Zoom Meeting Link and login information.   

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 SeriesThese 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 SeriesThe 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 flyerThế giới cá for dates and registration information. 

Infrastructure Bond 

For more information on the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, please visit their  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 . 

DBE Goal Notice To The PublicThế giới cá         

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 .

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 . When you register, make sure to indicate that you heard about the program from the City of Atlanta. 


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

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