Small Local Business Program

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SLBE Video Spotlight Series - IS HERE!

In an increased effort to support and promote our certified SLBEs, CCWA has implemented the “SLBE Video Spotlight Series.”   The SLBE Video Spotlight series will feature randomly selected certified SLBEs and feature those businesses in a 2-3 minute video that highlights the business.

Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc. 

Southern Cresent Personnel, Inc. is owned by Ms. Krystal Pate and is located in Morrow, Georgia.  Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc. provides personnel staffing services.  For more information about this SLBE firm please click on the video.

SLBE Program Video

Interested in a quick overview of the SLBE program? If so, take a look at this short video and contact us today!

  

 

Our Commitment

To provide an additional race and gender-neutral tool for the Authority to use in its efforts to ensure that all segments of its local business community have a reasonable and significant opportunity to participate in Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) contracting.

To also foster effective, broad-based competition from all segments of the vendor community, including, but not limited to, minority business enterprises, women-owned business enterprises and small business enterprises. And, to provide additional avenues for the development of new capacity and new sources of competition for CCWA contracts from the growing pool of small and locally-based businesses.

Who should apply?

This program was established in an effort to promote the participation of small and local firms in the procurements of Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Goods and Services and Professional Services. Small firms locally based inside Clayton County and locally based outside of Clayton County but within the following ten (10) counties, specifically, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale and Spalding, should complete the SLBE Certification Application.

Provisional Certification

Small business certifications currently held with Clayton County, the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, the Small Business Administration or a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification from the Georgia Department of Transportation will be recognized for a period of two years following approval of a CCWA Provisional Certification Application, after which a CCWA Certification Application will need to be completed.

All firms will be required to completed CCWA's Vendor Registration.

Eligibility for the SLBE Program

  1. Is an independently owned and operated for profit business concern;
  2. Average annual gross receipts for the previous three years must not exceed (1) Construction Firms - $18,250,000; (2) Professional Services Firms - $5,500,000; (3) Architectural Firms - $3,750,000; (4) Engineering Firms - $7,500,000; and Goods & Services - less than 250 employees;
  3. Located and operated in Clayton County (For locally based inside Clayton County Designation) or Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale and Spalding, for at least one year prior to submitting application for certification;
  4. At least 51% owned by one or more of the applicant individuals identified and a citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States and be compliant with the residency requirements of the SLBE Program.

 

Small Local Business Enterprise Program Brochure (PDF)

 

To find out more about the SLBE Program, contact our office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 770.960.5880 or email us at ccwa_slbe_program@ccwa.us.

The SLBE Certification Application should be returned (by mail, email or in person) to:

Clayton County Water Authority

Contract, Compliance and Risk Management

Attn: Yolanda L. Jackson

1600 Battle Creek Road

Morrow, GA 30260

Phone: 770.960.5880

Email: ccwa_slbe_program@ccwa.us 

 

SLBE Program Forms

SLBE Certification Application

SLBE Provisional Certification Application

SLBE 2nd Term Provisional Application

SLBE Recertification Application (General)

Affidavit of No-Change

 

CCWA Certified SLBEs

Listing of CCWA Certified SLBEs

 

Upcoming SLBE Events:

How To Do Business Workshops and Information Sessions

Learn about CCWA's Small Local Business Enterprise Program and procurement opportunities during our Information Sessions held at various locations throughout Clayton County.  Our SLBE Business Development Workshops provide valuable business and professional development tools to help grow and cultivate small businesses. For 2018, the workshops will be held at the South Clayton Recreation Center in Hampton.   

'Save The Dates' for 2018 SLBE Flyers: 

SLBE Information Sessions (pdf) 

SLBE Business Development Workshops (pdf)

 

SLBE Business Development Workshop

August 16, 2018

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

South Clayton Recreation Center

1837 McDonough Rd, Hampton, GA 30228

To register click here.

Event Flyer (PDF)

 

Useful Links

Top 5 Benefits

FAQ

CCWA Bids and Contracting

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and Periscope Holdings (NIGP) Code Listing (PDF)

Small Business Administration

Clayton State University Small Business Development Center

City of Atlanta

Clayton County

DeKalb County

Georgia Department of Transportation

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center

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