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Small Local Business Enterprise Program

SLBE Brochure

What Is the Program?

Clayton County has implemented a Small Local Business and Procurement Non-discrimination Program to promote full and open competition in all government procurement and purchasing. Goals for participation of Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs) are set for specific NIGP codes on a contract by contract basis for each specific prime contract with subcontracting possibilities.

Purpose of the Program

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 (5) counties, specifically DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, and Spalding, should complete the SLBE Certification Application.

Provisional Certification

If a firm is locally-based in one of the counties mentioned above, is currently certified as a small business through the SBA, DeKalb County, Georgia Department of Transportation, or the City of Atlanta, and can provide evidence of its certification, the firm will be provisionally accepted as an SLBE, provided that they complete the official certification application for Clayton County within ten (10) business days following the bid opening date and prior to contract award. Provisional Certification Application.

Reciprocal Certification

Clayton County will accept SLBE certifications from government entities in the metro area that certify small businesses to continue to develop our list of certified SLBE’s. Currently, if your firm is located in Clayton County or within the five (5) counties contiguous to Clayton County, specifically DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, and Spalding Counties and you can provide proof of location (i.e. local business license) and currently certified as a small business in DeKalb County as a LSBE, or as an SBE by the City of Atlanta or as a SLBE by the Clayton County Water Authority, then your firm may become temporarily reciprocal certified as a Clayton County SLBE. for a period of a year from the date of approval. SLBE Reciprocal form.

To find out more information about the Program, contact our office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 770-477-3587.

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Other Forms

SLBE Recertification form
MWBE Certification form
MWBE Recertification form

Useful Links

Small Business Administration

Clayton State University Small Business Development Center

City of Atlanta

DeKalb County

Georgia Department of Transportation

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Program

Georgia Small Business