Small Local Business Program

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Our Commitment

To provide an additional race and gender-neutral tool for the Authority to use in it 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

Certifications currently held with Clayton County, DeKalb County or the City of Atlanta 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

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

Clayton County Water Authority

Contract, Compliance and Risk Management

Attn: Tami McKenzie

1600 Battle Creek Road

Morrow, GA 30260

Phone: 770.960.5880



SLBE Program Forms

SLBE Certification Application

SLBE Provisional Certification Application


CCWA Certified SLBEs

Listing of CCWA Certified SLBEs


Upcoming SLBE Events:

SLBE/How To Do Business Workshops

Learn about CCWA's Small Local Business Enterprise Program and procurement opportunities during our workshops. These workshops are held in our Headquarters Community Room at 1600 Battle Creek Road in Morrow. 

2017 SLBE Certification Information Sessions 

You may register for any of these sessions in advance:

Feb 16th 2 pm (Thursday)

April 18th 9 am (Tuesday)

June 14th 9 am (Wednesday)

Aug 15th 2 pm (Tuesday)

Oct 12th 9 am (Thursday)

To register:

Telephone: 770.960.5880


Click here to register online



2017 Special Topic Workshop Dates Set:

May 16th  10 am (Tuesday)

July 12th  10 am (Wednesday)

Sept 13th 10 am  (Wednesday)

Click HERE to register.


Useful Links


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 Program

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