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Procurement Draft

Help Us Achieve the Vision

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. The Procurement Division obtains goods and services to advance the mission of the organization.

  • Professional Services
    Sought

    Learn more about our procurement process, procedures and requirements for doing business with ABI.

  • Become a
    Vendor

    The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Procurement Division works diligently to create open and fair business opportunities. Register to become a vendor.

  • Economic
    Development

    The Atlanta BeltLine is a catalyst for economic growth and renewal.

Professional Services Sought

To achieve the organizational objectives, we work to procure goods and services at the best value available, in sufficient quantities, consistent with standards of service and quality. Most of the business opportunities offered to interested companies that are in alignment with our organizational mission are in the following (but not limited to) Professional Services:

  • Architectural
  • Art
  • Consulting
  • Construction Management
  • Economic Development

  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  • Signage

Procurement Methods

  • Informal Quotes
  • Formal Quotes
  • Formal Bids/Proposals/Qualifications
  • Limited Competition and Special Procurement
  • Sole Source and Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Emergency, Sole Source, Limited Competition and Special Procurements

Funding Sources

Procurements will change based on the type of funding source.

Opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)

ABI is committed to the practice of non-discrimination in the selection of team members and relationships with sub-contractors, with a desire to reflect diversity in the participation of companies engaged in the Atlanta BeltLine Project. 

Get Started as a Vendor Partner

The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Procurement Division works diligently to create open and fair business opportunities.

The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) utilizes an on-line Vendor Management System powered by Vendor Registry for the registration and maintenance of our vendor files. The first step in doing business with ABI is to register through our on-line Vendor Management System. There is no cost to register, and doing so will provide the Procurement Division with the information needed to contact you when the goods or services you provide are needed.

Register


Easy Step-by-Step Registration Instructions

Registering is a snap! Please follow these quick steps to become a registered vendor. If you have any questions about the process, contact us at procurement@atlantabeltline.org.

STEP 1

Visit the Vendor Registration Portal to access the Atlanta BeltLine Vendor Registration System. Once you click on the link, you will be directed to the online vendor registration form.

STEP 2

Complete your registration with Atlanta BeltLine by filling out the entire registration form. 

STEP 3

Press “Get Started Button” to submit your vendor application.

STEP 4

You will receive a confirmation email that provides further registration instructions. If you do not receive the email, please check your SPAM or JUNK folders.

The email will come from: Vendor Registry <cservice@vendorregistry.com>

Sample Registration Notification Email+-

Below is a sample email notification you will recieve once you have submitted your application through the Vendor Management System.

Congratulations! You’re now a registered vendor with Atlanta BeltLine. As a registered vendor, Atlanta BeltLine has access to your company profile, including the products or services that you provide. This information gives Atlanta BeltLine the ability to easily contact you regarding a quote or a bid that applies to your business should they choose to do so.

Along with your profile information, Atlanta BeltLine requires the following information:

  • Contractors license
  • EVerify document
  • Everify number
  • W9

Please upload the above documents to the Business Documents section in your profile:

Click here to go to your profile

We pride ourselves on connecting local governments and vendors in their communities. If you frequently respond to RFPs and spend too much time searching for leads in your sales territory, check out the regions available for our Lead Notification service, which delivers relevant leads directly to your inbox. If you’re interested in registering with more governments but find the process to be too cumbersome, take a look at the areas in which we provide Registration assistance—we’ll do the hard work for you.

If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to call or email us anytime.

Thank you,
Vendor Solutions Team
Toll free: 844-802-9202
Copyright © 2018 Vendor Registry, All rights reserved.

Understand the Process

We want to ensure that your company understands our procurement process, procedures and requirements for doing business with ABI.

Please take a moment to review our procurement policies, process summary and general terms and conditions.

Read Our Procurement Policy +-

[ABI: BSC needs the Procurement Policy Document to upload into website]

Read Our Process Summary Chart+-

Process Summary Chart [ABI: BSC needs the Process Summary Chart to upload into website]

View General Terms and Conditions+-

  1. All applicable State of Georgia and Federal Laws, City of Atlanta and County ordinances, licenses and regulations of all agencies having jurisdiction shall apply to the Offeror and the Project throughout and incorporated herein. The agreement with the selected Offeror, and all questions concerning the execution, validity or invalidity, capability of the parties, and the performance of the agreement, shall be interpreted in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia.
  2. Professionals requiring special licenses must be licensed in the State of Georgia and shall be responsible for those portions of the work as may be required by law.
  3. No proposal shall be accepted from and no contract will be awarded to any person, firm, or corporation that is in arrears to ABI, IA, or the City of Atlanta, under debt or contract that is a defaulter, as surety or otherwise, upon any obligation to ABI, IA or the City of Atlanta that is deemed irresponsible or unreliable by ABI, IA or the City of Atlanta. If requested, the Offeror or proposed subcontractor (if retained as a manager) shall be required to submit satisfactory evidence that they have the necessary financial resources to provide the proposed services.
  4. From the date an Offeror’s proposal is received through the date a contract is awarded to an Offeror, no Offeror may make substitutions, deletions, additions or other changes in the configuration of its proposal without ABI’s express written consent.
  5. This procurement may be canceled or any or all bids or proposals may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interest of ABI or when funding is not available for completion of the services requested under this document. In the event that this procurement is cancelled, a notice of cancellation shall be sent to all persons, firms, or entities that submitted responses to this procurement.
  6. Offeror’s status shall be that of an independent contractor, and neither it nor any of its employees or subcontractors is or shall be an agent, servant or employee of ABI, IA or the City.
  7. Offeror shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ABI, IA and the City of Atlanta against any and all claims, judgments or liabilities to which they may be subject because of any negligence or fault or default by the Offeror, its consultants, or subconsultants.
  8. Offeror shall agree to the Superior Court of Fulton County as the venue in any legal action or proceeding between the Offeror and ABI, IA or the City.

[NOTE ABI DISCUSSING SOLICITATIONS PAGE

  • Solicitations- Page already on ABI website listed as RFP/RFQ. Should now be listed as Solicitations
  • Open Solicitations (for current solicitations)
  • Closed Solicitations (for past and/or contracted solicitations)]

Get Answers to Common Questions

We are eager to work with interested parties to achieve the vision for the Atlanta BeltLine. Please review some the most common questions about the Procurement Process in our FAQs section.

Looking for More Details?

We are eager to work with interested parties to achieve the vision for the Atlanta BeltLine. Please review some the most common questions about the Procurement Process. If your specific question is not addressed here, please contact us for more information.

Who is my point of contact in Procurement Services?+-

If you have any questions, please email: procurement@atlbeltline.org

What goods and services does ABI utilize?+-

Once you register as a vendor, you will see the commodity codes that fit the type of industry that ABI typically utilize.

How do I become a registered vendor?+-

To become a registered vendor please go to our website, click the vendor registration tab on the Procurement page and follow the instructions for vendor registration completion.

What do I do if I do not see my commodity code when I register as a vendor?+-

How will I know when my vendor registration is complete?+-

 Complete all required fields in the Vendor RegistryAttach the appropriate documentation and designate your firms’ appropriate NIGP code. Upon receipt, you should receive a confirmation email notifying you that you are now a registered ABI vendor.

How do I update my contact information?+-

To update your information, you must click the vendor registration tab on the ABI Procurement webpage and follow the instructions for updating vendor information. Once the information has been updated, you will receive a confirmation email verifying the change has been made in the system. 

Why is it important to provide commodity codes on my vendor registration form? +-

Commodity codes allow you to tell us what types of good or/and service your firm provides. If you have supplied a current e-mail address and indicated you wish to receive e-mail notification, then it is easier for our vendor registration system to notify you when we release an opportunity based on the commodity code indicated. If you do not see a commodity code related to the good or service your firm provides, it is likely that it is a good or service that ABI does not procure.

Does a vendor need to be pre-qualified to bid? +-

The solicitation will state whether or not pre-qualification is required.

Can bids or proposals be faxed? +-

Bids and/or Proposals must be returned to ABI in accordance with the instructions contained within the solicitation document. 

What disqualifies a bid/proposal? +-

Please read the solicitation requirements of the solicitation document which will outline instructions. Failure to follow the instructions outlined in the document may cause a submittal to be non-responsive.

How can I see the results of a solicitation? +-

After a contract has been executed. Allow at least (90) days for an award to be fully executed and posted.

How can I find solicitations?+-

Anyone viewing our portal can click and browse our website for Outstanding Solicitations. If you have registered, you will receive e-mails that notify you immediately when a solicitation is released.

Does ABI support Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)?+-

ABI is committed to the practice of non-discrimination in the selection of team members and relationships with sub-contractors with a desire to reflect diversity in the participation of companies engaged in the Atlanta BeltLine Project. ABI strongly encourages participation by Female Business Enterprises (“FBE”), Minority Business Enterprises (“MBE”), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (“SDB”), and Small Business Enterprises (“SBE”) in all contracts issued by ABI. These enterprises shall be collectively referred to herein as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (“DBEs”). It is anticipated that as a part of a responsive proposal, DBE participation will be included. Projects may have a DBE goal and Local business utilization goal. The goal for certain funded Project has been set at 30%.

However, nothing herein should indicate that a DBE may not apply and be selected independently, as DBEs that meet the qualifications of this RFP are encouraged to submit their qualifications for consideration. In order to participate as a DBE on the contract, said DBE must be certified (as an FBE, MBE, SDB, SBE or DBE) through GDOT, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, the U.S. Small Business Administration, or the City of Atlanta. SBEs must be registered with the City of Atlanta and are defined in Section 2-1357 of Division 9 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances, as amended. ABI maintains data on the utilization of DBE entities on all contracts with the utilization of ABI’s Subcontractor/Subconsultant Utilization and DBE Participation Certification.

Each Offeror for ABI shall list any and all Female, Minority, Small Disadvantaged Business, Small Business Enterprises, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (FBE, MBE, SDB, SBE, and/or DBE) that have been or will be utilized on this contract; the amount of revenue received or to be received by the DBE; and the percentage of the overall Scope of Services the specific DBE will provide under the contract. All invoices should be in a format approved by the ABI Project Manager and reflect the sums to be received by DBEs (FBEs, MBEs, SDBs, and SBEs) from the total payment to be received by the Offeror. The invoices should also reflect a total amount of compensation paid to date to the Offeror and each DBE participant along with their corresponding percentage of the total compensation received. Offeror will also be responsible for submitting lien waivers from each of its DBE participants for all payments received, where necessary, and affirm that the Offeror is current with all payment obligations due to the DBE participants at the time of the submission of an invoice for payment. Offeror shall be deemed a Constructive Trustee of the funds paid to it that are to be disbursed to a specific DBE participant. Failure to pay sums due to DBE participants shall be deemed a material breach of the terms of any agreement to which Offeror may become a party as a result of its selection as the Offeror.

Persons or firms interested in obtaining applications for certification should contact one or more of the following organizations:

  • City of Atlanta – Office of Contract Compliance (FBE/MBE/SBE Certification): 55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Tel: (404) 330-6010, Fax: (404) 658-7359.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SDB certification): acceptable provided certification reflects minority or women-owned status. Requirements are found at www.sba.gov.
  • Georgia Department of Transportation (DBE Certification): One Georgia Center, 600 West Peachtree NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, Tel: (404) 631-1990. DBE Helpdesk: (404) 631-1273.
  • MARTA (DBE Certification): 2424 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, Tel: (404) 848-5270 Fax: (404) 848-4302, Email: asmith1@itsmarta.com.
  • Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (MBE Certification): 759 West Peachtree Street, Suite 107, Atlanta, GA 30308, Tel: (404) 589-4929.

A firm selected by the Offeror can only satisfy one of the three categories. The same firm may not, for example, be listed for participation as an MBE organization and an SBE organization even if the level of participation exceeds each category’s goal. All firms must be registered or certified prior to the submittal of the proposal. An Offeror is at risk in that there may be an issue of time to certify or register if it intends to use a firm that is not certified or registered at the time the Proposal is submitted.   Applicants must include copies of MBE, FBE, SDB, and/or DBE certifications for the contractors and subcontractors listed in their proposal packages, if any. Test

CONTACT US

If you have additional questions about the Procurement process for the Atlanta BeltLine, please direct all inquiries via email to: procurement@atlbeltline.org

BECOME A VENDOR

The first step in doing business with ABI is to register through our on-line Vendor Management System. There is no cost to register, and doing so will provide the Procurement Division with the information needed to contact you when the goods or services you provide are needed.

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