City Launches Pitch Long Beach!Release Date: 2022-02-28
The City of Long Beach has launched Pitch Long Beach! – a new program that allows companies to submit project ideas to help improve City services. This innovative program was developed to make it easier and more transparent for vendors to submit creative ideas and technology solutions by formalizing the project submission process. The program is part of Long Beach’s Smart City Initiative, which advances solutions to civic challenges by engaging the community, staff and private sector to explore and implement emerging technology.
“Pitch Long Beach! makes it easier to work with the City by enabling vendors to submit project ideas that will help our City overcome barriers,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “With this new process, we can work towards more innovative solutions and improve City services.”
The Pitch Long Beach! program will provide a streamlined process for:
- Gathering vendor pitches not solicited by the City.
- Evaluating these ideas with transparent criteria based on City interest and capacity at the time of the pitch.
- Engaging in an open and competitive procurement process by scanning the market to identify other feasible solutions to the original pitch and select a vendor to carry out implementation.
- Implementing solutions to legitimate City needs based on the original pitches.