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Long Beach Transit (LBT) is committed to providing a level playing field with regard to contracting and employment opportunities. The agency establishes goals, evaluates bids and specifications to identify potential barriers to participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and monitors contracts to ensure the contractors meet their commitments to utilizing listed firms.

ONLINE BIDDING SYSTEM
To begin the process, visit the PlanetBids vendor portal for Long Beach Transit where you can:

  • register as a bidder online
  • search for bid requests
  • order and download documents
  • bid electronically (where applicable)

PlanetBids Vendor Portal

Both formal and informal solicitations may be processed through our online system. All responses are due at or before the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder’s/proposer’s responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded.

Vendors/contractors are solely responsible for maintaining up-to-date and accurate information. Vendors may edit their profile at any time.

The contracting process is easy, secure and reliable. However, if you need help or have questions concerning the features available to our bidders/proposers on this section, please click on "?" for online support. Vendors/contractors are solely responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for technical assistance.

Note: In order to access the BidsOnline system, you must install Adobe flash player 10.1 or higher. Click here to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player.

PURCHASING DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Janet Lahr
Purchasing Manager
jlahr@lbtransit.com
(562) 599-8505

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM INFORMATION
LBT administers a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26 Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Programs, as a condition of financial assistance agreements with the DOT.

LBT's DBE Liaison Officer, Aida B. Douglas, is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE Program. Implementation of the DBE Program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by LBT in its financial assistance agreements with the DOT.

Please review LBT's DBE Program and Amended Overall Federal Transit Administration (FTA) DBE Goal for Fiscal Years 2017-2018.

For information on getting your small business certified as a DBE, please visit http://californiaucp.org and look under Certifying UCP Agencies.

DBE LIAISON OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION
Aida B. Douglas
Regulatory Compliance and Civil Rights Officer
adouglas@lbtransit.com
(562) 489-8476

LBT is a proud partner of Caltrans DBE Supportive Services Business Development Program
DBEs and potential DBEs can learn about the Caltrans DBE Supportive Services Business Development Program at
www.dbe-advantage.com