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Online Procurement System (PB System)

Thank you very much for your interest in doing business with the Port of Long Beach (POLB). We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all business enterprises to participate in our purchasing and contracting opportunities. To facilitate this commitment, POLB utilizes a web-based procurement system hosted by PlanetBids (PB System), provided at no cost to all interested businesses.  PB System allows interested suppliers, contractors, and service providers (hereinafter referred to as vendors) to register online and to receive automated email notifications of solicitations for goods and services pertinent to their business.  Some procurement opportunities also allow vendors to download bid and contract documents, receive addenda, submit electronic bids, and view bid results through the PB System.

Click on the POLB Vendor Portal menu item to the left to access the Port of Long Beach PB System to register and/or login as a bidder, apply for SBE certification, search for procurement opportunities, and much more!

Both formal and informal solicitations may be processed through this system. All responses are due by the time indicated on each solicitation and late responses will not be accepted.  It is the vendor’s responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been obtained.

Construction Plans and Specifications

The Plans and Specifications for some solicitations are only available on CD; this is indicated in the Notice Inviting Bids. In order to acquire a CD, click on the CD Order Form tab to the left or call the Plans and Specs desk at (562) 283-7353.  The CDs are available for no cost; however, the vendor is responsible for any shipping charges.

For Maintenance specifications/bid information, contact Angie Tam at (562) 283-7317.

For Security specifications/bid information, contact Security at (562) 283-7800.

Please note: Vendors are responsible for registering, maintaining up to date and accurate business profile information in the PB System.  Since this is an automated notification system, if your email address is invalid, or inoperable, you will not receive solicitation notifications.  The Port strongly suggests that vendors provide two email contact addresses in the spaces provided when registering their businesses, in order to minimize the chance of missing the automated email notifications.  Vendors may edit their profile information at any time.

We have made every effort to make all aspects of the contracting process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible. However, if you need help or have questions concerning the features available to our vendors on this section, please click Help within PB System for online assistance. Vendors are responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for technical assistance.

Note: In order to access the Port of Long Beach PB System, you must install Adobe flash player 10.1 or higher. Download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player.

About our procurement opportunities

Men on construction projectThe Port of Long Beach, through its various divisions, invests tens of millions of dollars in upgrading and maintaining its facilities. It relies on the services of qualified contractors and vendors from a wide range of industries — construction; trucking; engineering; architecture; environmental planning; real estate appraising; finance; information technology; printing; publishing; mailing and more. Download a sampling of products/services procured by each division and the contact information for each division or see some of our ongoing capital programs and projects.



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