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Become a vendor

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Become a Vendor to the City

This program is part of the City's ongoing commitment to support the local business community. PlanetBids™ is a web-based bid management system to simplify doing business with the City. Some key features and benefits of PlanetBids™ include the ability to:

  • Maintain your own profile as a new or existing bidder.
  • Receive automatic email notifications for selected bid opportunities based on product/service categories.
  • Receive automatic addendum notification as a bid participant.
  • Search for various types of requests and addenda at any time.

To remain abreast of the City's current bids, we recommend that you:

  • Obtain a current list of bids by regularly visiting our website:
  • Check the classified section of the Long Beach Press Telegram for formal bids over $100,000.
  • Keep in contact with the buyer of your particular commodity or service.

Local Preference Program

A local preference of 10% will be applied to Long Beach businesses on bids for materials, supplies, equipment or non-professional services. The local preference applies to purchases up to $100,000. Only businesses that have a current, valid business license from the City showing a place of business within the City and have a Seller's Permit issued by the State Board of Equalization where the permit lists a Long Beach address are eligible for this program.