• Read the challenge statement here
  • Register with Planet Bids here
  • Review the Request for Information (RFI) located on Planet Bids
  • Prepare and write down your answers  
  • Submit your answers electronically as a PDF document via the Long Beach Planet Bids Portal here


How do I register with Planet Bids for free?
To register with Planet Bids for free, please connect via the Long Beach Portal using this link:

You can also watch a video on how to register here

Can I participate in the challenge if I have an international company?
Yes. Long Beach encourages international participation in the challenge. If you are an international company and do not have a US affiliate, when prompted to provide your IRS Reporting Name, input your company’s name. Then, when prompted to provide an FEI/Tax ID number, input the last nine digits of your company’s phone number. 

What should I include in my submission?
Your submission should include a clear description of the solution that you are proposing, how it will attract more users into the water and to the beach, and relevant graphic materials. Submissions should also include rough cost estimates based on scale. 

Can I talk to someone to find out more?
For questions regarding this RFI, submit all inquiries via email to Krystin Hence at and carbon copy (cc) Alma Castro at

Questions must be submitted by Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time, in order to be guaranteed  a response before the RFI submission due date.