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.
Click on the POLB Vendor Portal menu item to the left to register and/or login as a bidder, apply for SBE certification, search for procurement opportunities, download documents and much more!
Both formal and informal solicitations may be processed through this system. All responses are due at or before the time shown on each solicitation and late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder's/proposer's responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been obtained.
Construction Plans and Specifications
Plans and Specifications are only available on CD. 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. CDs are not currently available through PB System; however, it is strongly recommended that Contractors and Vendors register in it. The CDs are available for no cost; however, the Contractor/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: Contractors/Vendors are responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate information and may edit their profile 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 bidders on this section, please click Help within Planet Bids for online assistance. Contractors/Vendors are responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for technical assistance.
Note: In order to access the PB System, you must install Adobe flash player 10.1 or higher. Download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player.
About our procurement opportunities
The 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.