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Contracting Opportunities

Many LB Recovery Act programs are designed to partner with community-based organizations and businesses. Contract opportunities are advertised here, on the City’s social media accounts, in the Press-Telegram, the Long Beach Business Journal, and through direct outreach to a wide array of businesses and community-based organizations. These opportunities to do business with the City are specifically advertised to local minority and women-owned businesses and those who work with communities of color. 
 
To participate in a contracting opportunity with the City, you are required to register as a vendor in our Long Beach Buys online procurement portal.A Library of helpful PDF/Video guides for Vendors in Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog can also be found on the Long Beach Buys homepage. Register as a Vendor with the City of Long Beach. 

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Long Beach Buys is here! We are launching a new e-procurement platform, Long Beach Buys, this new system will widely enhance the City’s procurement abilities, including the lowering of barriers for small, local, and disadvantaged vendors and improve contract management.

We are excited about the new possibilities and hope you will join us on our new platform. Long Beach Buys is now open for all vendors to register! Starting May 31, all vendors must register through Long Beach Buys to access and participate in opportunities, even if you already created a profile in the past.

Registration and use of Long Beach Buys is free to all vendors.

Note that the City of Long Beach will continue to accept proposals in the legacy system until the new platform is fully operational on May 31, 2022.

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For technical assistance for your business, please contact BizCare at: (562) 570-4BIZ (4249) or email 4biz@longbeach.gov  

The City is currently seeking qualified businesses and/or community-based organizations to provide services as a part of the City’s recovery programs in the following procurement opportunities.

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CURRENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES  

 
  • Nutrition Security Initiatives - Mobile Healthy Food Market

    Release Date: December 21st, 2023

    Pre-Proposal Meeting: January 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM

    Questions Due to the City: January 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM

    Posting of the Q&A: February 1, 2024

    Proposals Due: February 8, 2024 at 11:00AM

    The application period for this opportunity is now closed. City staff is in the process of evaluating submitted proposals and will announce the results via Long Beach Buys.

     
  • Long Beach Justice Fund & Community Connection Services

    Release Date: October 5th, 2023

    Optional Pre-Proposal Meeting: November 16th, 2023 at 4:00PM

    Questions Due to the City: November 28th, 2023 at 5:00 PM

    Posting of the Q&A: December 5 th, 2023

    Proposals Due: December 12th, 2023 at 5:00 PM

    The application period for this opportunity is now closed. City staff is in the process of evaluating submitted proposals and will announce the results via Long Beach Buys.



CONTRACTING IN PROGRESS:

 
  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (14)

    Health Equity Community Projects 2.0
    Service(s): engage in key health activities in one or more of the following categories: COVID-19 Education and Vaccination Outreach, Chronic Disease Prevention and/or Management, Mental Health Supports or Trauma-Informed Responses, Parent and Child Health, Health Education and Outreach, Physical Activity Engagement, Safe Neighborhoods and Violence Prevention, Economic Inclusion and Resiliency, and Meeting Basic Needs.
  • Centra CHA, Inc. of Long Beach, CA

    Latinx Health Collaborative

    Service(s): lead and sustain a collaborative space for Latinx-owned and -serving organizations to coordinate health equity efforts and direct services informed by the City’s Mi Vida Cuenta COVID-19 Latinx Health Initiative Report and Workplan (Mi Vida Cuenta).

  • Dimonoff Inc.

    Long Beach Collaboratory: Park Utilization and Safety in the Westside Neighborhood

    Service(s): Deploy technology-based solution to propel park utilization and improve safety at Silverado Park for neighborhood residents, businesses, and visitors in the Westside neighborhood. 
  • CTY d/b/a Numina

    Long Beach Collaboratory: Safe Streets in the Willmore Neighborhood 

    Service(s):
    Deploy technology-based solution to promote pedestrian and cyclist safety and create a sense of community wellbeing in the Willmore neighborhood
     


  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (2)

    Safe Passage Program 

    Service(s):  to expand the existing Safe Passage Program Model (SPP) which promotes safety for middle and high school students traveling to and from school and local parks; increases City-wide community engagement and social connections within the community; decreases criminal incidents around schools and decreases bullying incidents among students; and increases student attendance at local middle and high schools.

  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (2)

    Reentry Achievement Program 

    Services: to implement a Reentry Program that provides mental health, employment, case management, and outreach services to formerly incarcerated community members and their families.

AWARDED CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES

This section details contract opportunities awarded via a competitive process.   

 
  • Propel Bike LLC, Of Long Beach, CA. Executed February 12, 2024 ($162,530)

    E-Bike Library Program

    Service(s): provide e-bikes with a variety of styles that will be loanded out to community members to use for their daily routine and communitung needs.

  • Comfort & Hays Electric, Inc (Pilot Program)

    Long Beach Collaboratory Smart City Initiative Program

    Service(s): Deploy technology-based street improvement solution to promote pedestrian safety, enhance visibility, and encourage positive neighborhood experiences for community stakeholders such as residents, businesses, and students in the Hamilton neighborhood

  • Social And Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc., Of Calabasas, CA, As Fiscal Sponsor Of Long Beach Residents Empowered (LiBRE), Of Long Beach, CA. Executed November 1, 2023 ($800,000)

    Community Land Trust

    Service(s): establish a Community Land Trust, identify grant and loan funds for operational and affordable housing acquisition rehabilitation and/or development needs, acquire real estate, and rehabilitate existing or build new affordable housing units, with a goal to focus in high resource areas of the City.

  • Home Ec Inc Dba Connect Homes, Of Los Angeles, CA. Executed April 18, 2023 ($2,147,825.00)

    Project Homkey 

    Service(s): design, manufacture, delivery and installation of 30-35 modular non-congregate shelter units to safely house people experiencing homelessness (PEH).
  • Long Beach Center For Economic Inclusion, Of Long Beach, CA. Executed April 12, 2023 ($223,198)

    Activate LB Program

    Service(s): develop and implement citywide solutions through its ActivateLB program to increase customer spending in Long Beach small businesses to support economic recovery
  • Long Beach Fresh (A Project Of Social Environmental Entrepreneurs), Of Long Beach, CA. ($249,948)

    Produce to Market 

    Service(s):  implement and evaluate a sustainable program that will allow small, medium and food stores in Long Beach the ability to procure fresh, quality produce at comparable prices to larger grocery markets.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Great Los Angeles, Of Los Angeles, CA. Executed March 29, 2023 ($200,000)

    Youth Mentoring Program 
    Service(s): facilitate a Citywide Mentoring Program to connect middle school students with City employees to receive mentorship.
  • California State University Long Beach Research Foundation, Of Long Beach, CA. ($181,500)

    Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

    Service(s): provide a full research plan and evaluation of the Pilot, including: the overall research program design, survey-instrument development and launch, community-informed Key Performance Indicator (KPI) identification, analysis of survey and participant data, the preparation of the final research report of methods, findings, and other services as specified.

  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (6) Executed March 29, 2023 ($1,00,000)

    Promotora/ Community Health Champion Program

    Service(s): expand existing or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champions programs to promote education and wellness opportunities across Long Beach communities.

  • First to Serve Inc, Executed September 8, 2022 ($2,007,500)

    Project Homekey Round 2 Operations and Supportive Services

    Service(s): provide 24/7 residential supervision, client services, individual case management, referrals and linkages to supportive services such as employment training/programs, mental and physical health services, substance use disorder services, building management, meal service, site security, and transportation.

  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (4) ($230,000)

    Inclusive Business Navigators Program

    Service(s): Provide support services that help businesses and nonprofits learn about and benefit from resources and recover from the financial hardship and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Circuit Transit., Of West Palm Beach, FL Executed October 18, 2022 ($1,340,000)

    Mobility – Micro Transit Program

    Service(s): Implement an all-electric micro-transit shuttle service to circulate and connect people with businesses, amenities, and underused public parking lots within business corridors.

  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (6) ($494,250)

    Nutrition Security Food Access Projects

    Service(s): support ongoing food access projects such as food pantries, food waste, and food recovery programs.

  • El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center, Of San Bernardino, CA. Executed December 27, 2022 ($1,000,000)

    Promotora/ Community Health Champion Program

    Service(s): Provide training, technical assistance, culturally and linguistically tailored education materials, and perform evaluation activities with a cohort of community organizations seeking to implement or expand their Promotora/Community Health Champions programs.

  • Masters Landscape And Maintenance Inc., Of Westminster, CA ($100,000)

    Clean Team Program

    Service(s): Implement culturally sensitive as-needed clean-up and support services for safe and clean sites by collecting, organizing and removing trash and personal belongings, biohazardous and waste material and other dumped or abandoned large items in parks, beaches and open spaces.

  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (29) ($3,000,000)

    Health Equity Community Projects

    Service(s): engage in key health activities in one or more of the following categories: COVID-19 Education and Vaccination Outreach, Chronic Disease Prevention and/or Management, Mental Health Supports or Trauma-Informed Responses, Parent and Child Health, Health Education and Outreach, Physical Activity Engagement, Safe Neighborhoods and Violence Prevention, Economic Inclusion and Resiliency, and Meeting Basic Needs.

  • Fund for Guaranteed Income, of El Segundo, CA ($460,915)

    Guaranteed Income Pilot Program  

    Service(s): implement and administer the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot program that will make direct payments for participants over the course of a 12-month period, including providing a customizable electronic payment solution, a program website, portal, case management services for program participants, and ongoing data collection.

  • Human IT, of Long Beach ($1,000,000)

    Digital Inclusion Confidence Program 

    Service(s): Administer and provide technical support for hotspots and computing devices, support co-development of community outreach materials, and provide a virtual digital literacy training program.

  • Home Preservation & Prevention Inc, DBA HPP Cares Of Long Beach, CA, Executed August 10, 2022 ($220,500)

    First Time Homebuyer Assistance

    Service(s): implement and administer a new homebuyer assistance program that will provide closing cost grants to first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers, including the use of proven platform for end-to-end program administration. Administer bilingual outreach, marketing, technical assistance, application processing and review, decision notification, and reporting.

  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (27) ($1,000,000)

    Black Health Equity - Mental Health Services

    Service(s): provide culturally affirming mental health services to under and uninsured Black Long Beach residents experiencing negative mental and emotional well-being.

     
  • Multiple Organizations Awarded (6) ($69,758)

    Nutrition Security – Emergency Food Distributions

    Service(s): Start up, continue, and/or expand drive-thru and non-vehicle (walk-up) healthy food (grocery) distribution events to populations most impacted by COVID-19.

  • Shree Ganesh Inc., Executed June 29, 2022 ($2,778,785)

    Motel Vouchers Program 

    Service(s): Provides temporary shelter for individuals, special-needs populations, and families experiencing homelessness.  Ensures access to facilities in compliance with ADA regulations, compliance with health and safety code regulations, provides 24-hour onsite services and ensures accommodations meet hygiene and cleanliness industry standards. 

  • Centro Cha Inc, of Long Beach, CA. Executed on June 1, 2022 ($62,000)

    Digital Inclusion Confidence Program – One-on-One Computer Literacy Support

    Service(s): Provide bilingual community outreach efforts to help provide one-on-one digital inclusion assistance to communities most in need throughout the city, including assistance in multiple languages.

  • Geocko Inc., Executed March 16, 2022 ($690,000)

    Direct Relief for Business Programs

    Service(s): Administer multiple small business and non-profit grant programs via an online grant application software system that will provide direct financial relief to small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 and State and local Health Orders, provide training on the application process to City staff and City partners, intake grant applications, review applications to determine eligibility, provide case management, administer grant payments, and deliver other related services. The following programs will be supported by this contract:

    • Restaurant, Brewery, and Bar Grants

    • Fitness and Personal Services Sector Grants

    • Small Business Relief Grants

    • Non-Profit Relief Grants

    • Business License Taxes and Fees Grants

  • Yardi Systems Inc., Executed October 26, 2021 ($5,307,957)

    Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

    Service(s): Digital and staffing services to implement the City’s local Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) that will provide financial relief to program participants. Coordinates case management with applicants and participants and processes payments according to program guidelines.  


     

  • Family Promise Of The South Bay, The Illumination Foundation, Mental Health American Of Los Angeles, And People Assisting The Homeless, executed January 4, 2021 ($1,533,320)

    Outreach and Case Management Program
    Service(s): Administer the Outreach and Case Management program offering Intensive Case Managemetn Services (ICMS), including but not limited to: housing navigation, housing plan, care coordination, annunal recertification, health linkage, transportation, legal support, housing retention, benefit/income assistance, food/security resource linkage, and data management of program participants.