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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.

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.   

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City of Atlanta Business Expo Recordings

Excerpts from the August 18, 2021 event are now available to view for the first time, or revisit specific sessions.  Click here to access and download the sessions via Dropbox.  


Office of Contract Compliance 
68 Mitchell St. SW
Suite 5100 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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

Interim Director
Bruce T. Bell

 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 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.  


In July 2021, the City of Atlanta procured a new vendor to manage OCC's registry of vendors (certified or non-certified). Supplier Diversity Management System or (SDMS) is the new system that will house this registry. Please click here to obtain the curent list of certified vendors.  Contact the office at 404-330-6010 with any questions.


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.


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. 


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.  OCC have also released a  letter that states manual (paper) applications will no longer be accepted effective January 24, 2022.

As of January 1, 2022, OCC will no longer require the Biennial Affidavit of No Change form to be submitted.  All companies must submit the full EBO/SBO application every five (5) years.  No other document is needed unless there is a change in ownership, management, control or business location.

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.

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All completed applications must either be submitted electronically via pdf or OneDrive.  Beginning January 24, 2022, OCC will launch our online certification application (OLA).  Applicants are encouraged to take the available training session for the OLA through our Supplier Diversity Management System (SDMS).  You may register for training via our site at The training will provide step-by-step instructions for setting up your account, completing the City of Atlanta OLA, as well as submitting the OLA.  From January 24, 2022 until April 30, 2022, applicants will have the choice of submitting their application via email, OneDrive or SDMS.  OCC will cease the acceptance of applications that are emailed or sent via OneDrive on May 1, 2022.  Applications will only be accepted that are submitted via SDMS.

*EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24, 2022, The City's Office of Contract will require all applicants for certification to submit their applications via our Supplier Diversity Management System (SDMS).  See detailed correspondence above regarding our efforts to automate the intake of City of Atlanta certification applications.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Meghan Payne at

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 Opportunity (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 2016, sunset on December 31, 2021. The new ordinances took effect on January 1, 2022. 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 real-time 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, firms are required 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 lookup tool for more information.


How to Do Business with Clayton County Government

Join us virtually on TuesdayJanuary 252022, from 10 a.m.11:00 a.m. to learn how to get a business certificate with Clayton County Government, register as a vendor, as well as learn about upcomig projects and opportunities throughout Clayton County. See the attached flyer for registration and additional information. 

Turner Russell JV Virtual Outreach Event

Turner Russell JV will host a virtual outreach event for the Data Center construction project on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  All Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises interested in participating on the project as a subcontractor are encouraged to attend.  Registration and additional information can be found on the attached flyer or contact Theresa Schroeder at 

Archer Western Subcontracting Opportunity

Archer Western is seeking subcontractors and suppliers who are certified as a Minority, Female, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for the North Fork Storage Tank and Pump Station project.  Bid Documents are available via SmartBid at  Please submit quotes to by Monday, January 17, 2022 (date is subject to change).

How to Do Business with Clayton County Government

Join us virtually on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 10 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. to learn the systematic process of doing business with Clayton County. Learn where to find resources for a business license, certifications, and contracting opportunities. This workshop is an overview.  Click here for registration and additional information. 

Clark Reeves Young JV Outreach Event

Clark Reeves Young JV will host a virtual outreach event for the North Fork Storage Tank and Pump Station project on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  All Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to attend.  Registration and additional information can be found on the attached flyer

How to Do Business with Cobb County Government

Mark your calendars for the final “How to do Business with Cobb County” webinar featuring Cobb County Police Department on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at noon. Registration information can be found on the following webpage, or accessing the attached flyer.  As a friendly reminder, PowerPoint presentations from previous webinars are also posted on the webpage.

Small Business Expo

The Small Business Expo's "Live & In-Person Events" are back!  All small business owners are encouraged to get back to in-person networking in Atlanta on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Hall A. Participants will have the opportunity to network and learn with other small business owners face-to-face!  Click this link for registration and additional information. 

U.S. Department of Transportation VOLPE CENTER

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is now recruiting talented and diverse individuals to fill the following positions as part of its Pathways Internship Program:

  • Computer Scientists
  • Data Scientists
  • Economists
  • Engineering Psychologists
  • Financial Analysts
  • General Engineers
  • Human Resource Specialists 
  • Policy Analysts
  • Program Support Assistants
  • Operations Research Analysts

Most Pathways positions will begin in May 2022. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2021. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is located in Kendall Square in the culturally diverse and academically rich city of Cambridge, MA. We offer competitive benefits and a flexible, family-friendly work environment. For our 2022 Pathways program, location is negotiable upon selection.  Click on this link, and apply to be a part of the Pathways Internship Program here.

American Express Centurion Club at H-JAIA

New South – Synergy will be commencing construction for a New American Express Centurion Club @ Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Concourse E near the center point at gate E-11!  New South-Synergy is currently seeking qualified Subcontractors to participate on this exciting project!

  • Subcontractors Proposals will be solicited between November (2021) and February (2022).
  • Project consists of a 25,000 sf club with upscale finishes, food service areas, and outdoor lounges.
  • Exterior includes glazed curtain walls and metal panels, with TPO roofing.
  • Construction scheduled to begin late Spring 2022

See the attached flyer or contact Mrs. Brittany Montgomery at for additional project information.   

McCarthy Partnership Development Program Now Open

McCarthy is excited to announce their Partner Development Program - Atlanta.  The program’s training curriculum is an interactive series which will focus on optimizing the core business skills of program participants. It is also designed to deepen relationships local teams, subcontracting partners, and position participants, to better participate in procurement opportunities. Courses are taught by industry experts and cover the project life cycle from business development to project closeout. Please use the attached flyer to share this opportunity with your members. McCarthy will accept applications until December 3, 2021.

How to Do Business with Cobb County Government

Mark your calendars for the next “How to do Business with Cobb County” webinar featuring the Cobb County Public Library System on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Noon. Please see the attached flyer or access the following link for registration information, PowerPoint presentations from previous webinars are also posted on the webpage.

“Making the Connection” Capital & Bonding Outreach Event

New South, McCarthy, & Synergy, a Joint Venture better known as (NSMS). invites all Minority and Female Owned Businesses to a Capital and Bonding Outreach event with an objective to connect SBE/MBE/FBEs with local banking institutions and bonding companies. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Savannah Ballroom at the Hilton Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30354 .  Some of the topics that will be covered at the event includes:

  •  Project Team Introduction
  •  Future Project Overview
  •  Network with the participating banks including Trusit Bank, Wells Fargo, First Citizens Bank, Ameris Bank, and   Regions Bank
  •  Gain Insight with local Bonding Companies

View the attached flyer for registration and additional informaton.  

GDOT 85 Business Park Pump Station Project

Please be advised that Haren Construction Company, Inc. is planning to bid the Gainesville, GA - Division I - 85 Business Park Pump Station project.  Haren plans to subcontract out the following areas of work:


Opportunities are available for all subcontractors interested in bidding on the project.  All quotes must be received by the End of Business on November 3, 2021  For additional information and to submit a quote, contact Samantha Nelson at (423) 263-5561 (office), (423) 263-5573 (fax), or via email to  


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. 


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