Vendor Development



To increase competition, contain costs and ensure quality in business development operations between the Department of Watershed Management and potential vendors.

Business Opportunities

The Department of Watershed Management currently is in the middle of the largest infrastructure overhaul ever for the City's water and sewer systems — the $4 billion Clean Water Atlanta program. The City will be seeking professional services, construction services and equipment, as it works to meet its Consent Decree deadlines.

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management Vendor Development Program sends out regular email updates to keep you informed as more definitive information becomes available about when specific projects are going out for bid. For more information on upcoming contracting opportunities, e-mail us at

Link to DWM Projects Out for Bid
Link to New Water Supply Program

Small Business Development Program

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will begin taking applications for the 8th Annual Small Business Development Program (SBDP-8), an intensive 10-week construction management training program for business owners who are interested in advancing their businesses, enhancing their knowledge of sewer rehabilitation work and related support services and who would like to pursue bidding opportunities under the City's $4 Billion Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Program.
SBDP-8 classes will begin on September 17, 2015.  Business owners and/or key employees must be available to attend training during the months of September, October and November.

For additional information, companies are invited to a Kick-off Informational Session to explain the application process for the 2015 SBDP-8 to be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Auditorium in the DWM building, 72 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

*** The deadline to file the application is 8/26/2015 ***
Click on this link to access the SBDP-8 applications (fillable PDF)

Media Links
Small Business Development Program 8 Information Session 2015
Click on this link to view video

*** WCLK interview on the Vendor Development Program ***
Click on this link to hear the radio interview

Doing Business With The City

You can get more general information for doing business with the City of Atlanta here. The Department of Watershed Management is fully committed to the City’s Equal Business Opportunity Program goals. We seek diversity in every aspect of our infrastructure improvements program. Firms seeking sub-consultant, sub-contractor or joint venture partner opportunities are encouraged to contact potential prime contractors and/or the City of Atlanta’s Office of Contract Compliance at 404-330-6010. 

2012 Partnering for Progress Seminar PowerPoint Presentations

Right-click to download the Powerpoint Presentation.
Small Business Administration - Cassius Butts
How to do Business with the City
Procurement - Keith Brooks 
Risk Management - Jimmy Porter
Office of Contract Compliance - Hubert Owens
Federal/State DBE Guidelines - Cherese Myree
Aviation - 12 Month Look-ahead - Justina Mann

Equal Opportunity

The City of Atlanta actively promotes full and equal business opportunities for minority and female business enterprises through the City of Atlanta's Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs. The Minority/Female Business Enterprise (M/FBE) Register will help you locate minority-owned and female-owned firms certified by the Office of Contract Compliance for participation in the EBO Program

The following link will direct you to the M/FBE Certified Business Register and the Certification Application.

City of Atlanta, Office of Contract Compliance Minority/Female Business Enterprise Application



Vendor Development Manager
City of Atlanta
Department of Watershed Management

72 Marrietta Street, 7th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Telephone: (404) 546-3200