RFP Scope

The RFP contains three related scopes of work (Scope A, Scope B, Scope C). Bidders are welcome to respond to one, two, or all three scopes of work.

A. Business Navigators: How can the City help first-time entrepreneurs navigate the various processes required to open a business in Long Beach?

B. Business Communication: How can the city better communicate these steps to the business community?

C. Sparking a Culture of Entrepreneurship: How can the City of Long Beach catalyze a local ecosystem that supports the innovation economy? 

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Register with Planet Bids here to view the RFP (CM16-098: Launch, Do, Grow) and submit your proposal.

The pre-bid conference will take place on Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST.  

How can the City of Long Beach catalyze a local ecosystem that supports the innovation economy?

Long Beach seeks to position itself as Southern California’s engine of innovation and entrepreneurship - a city that welcomes, supports, and ultimately exports innovation across sectors. The City is looking to connect, enhance, and strengthen a robust entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem.

The City of Long Beach is seeking to collaborate with a firm (or firms) who will coordinate the following activities for entrepreneurs on behalf of the City:

(1)    Create a Business Resource Map & Search Tool

(2)    Coordinate Innovation Hubs & Spaces

(3)    Attract & Coordinate Investment in Local Entrepreneurs

Long Beach

The City of Long Beach, California covers approximately 52 square miles on the southern coast of Los Angeles County. Long Beach has a population of 462,257, making the City the second largest city in Los Angeles County and the seventh largest city in the State. Long Beach is home to many valuable assets including the second busiest sea port in the nation; notable tourist attractions such as The Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary; remarkable education educations such as California State University Long Beach, Long Beach City College, and Long Beach Unified School District. The City boasts seven miles of coast line as well as 164 parks.



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