HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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:  https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=15810 

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 responses to the 7 questions outlined in the Request for Information. Any additional information that is pertinent to the challenge can also be included in your submission.

Can I talk to someone to find out more?
For questions regarding this RFI, submit all inquiries via email to Philippa Parry at pp@citymart.com and carbon copy (cc) Alma Castro at alma.castro@longbeach.gov.

Questions must be submitted by Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, in order to be guaranteed a response before the RFI submission due date.