City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to partner with qualified organizations to support the new Smart City Initiative program, the Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab), to provide technology solutions that address neighborhood challenges sourced by community participants from four Long Beach neighborhoods.
The LB Co-Lab engages local Long Beach stakeholders in a collaborative community engagement process to scope and implement a pilot technology project. Participants are also taught technology skills to thrive in our “smart” economy. The technology implemented in this program ensures the City invests in technology enhancements based on community-identified needs for Ramona Park, Hamilton, Westside and Wilmore neighborhoods. With these four, challenge-based Requests for Proposals (RFPs), the City seeks to partner with a wide variety of highly skilled and innovative organizations to support the City’s technological enhancements without prescribing a detailed scope of work and requirements.
To support this effort, the City has launched the following four challenge-based RFPs:
There will be an optional pre-proposal meeting for interested organizations on Tuesday, June 20, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. The meeting will touch on the four RFPs and will then transition to breakout rooms for each respective RFP. Questions regarding the RFP can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 23.
To learn more about the Smart City Initiative, including guiding principles, pilot programs and exciting new projects, go to the Smart City Initiative webpage. To read more about the LB Co-Lab, visit https://longbeach.gov/smartcity/pilot-programs/lb-co-lab.
The Long Beach Collaboratory aligns with Goal 4 of the Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative, to increase funding and other resources for technology efforts for resident, workers and business owners.
This program is made possible in part by the Long Beach Recovery Act, a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at longbeach.gov/recovery.
Media inquiries may be directed to Ryan Kurtzman, Smart Cities Program Manager, Department of Technology and Innovation, at 562.570.6911 or Ryan.Kurtzman@longbeach.gov.