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Vendor Information

The Purchasing & Contracts Branch maintains a database of suppliers for all classes of commodities and services purchased by the Long Beach Unified School District. Suppliers in our database have an increased potential of being notified of our bids, but that does not guarantee that you will receive a bid notice. The following link may be used to access our Bidder Database: Bidder Database, PlanetBids (TM).

During registration, you will be asked to select certain commodity codes. The commodity code section is particularly important because the District uses them when searching for suppliers/vendors who sell a specific product or service. Please take the opportunity to include all of the commodity codes that reflect your company's merchandise and/or services. The following link may be used to access the full list of commodity codes currently used by the District: Commodity Code List.

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please save or print this email as it contains your vendor number, your log in ID, and your password. If you do not receive this email, please check your junk email as it is often directed there depending on firewall settings.

Vendor qualifications are not reviewed before being added to the Bidder Database. There is no determination of whether your company is a responsible vendor. The Purchasing & Contracts Branch determines vendor responsibility on an individual case by case basis.

Registered bidders can maintain their profiles online. It is your responsibility to ensure your profile is always accurate and up to date.

To edit your profile:

  1. From the main portal simply log in if you have not already done so and select "Vendor Profile". (The "New Vendor Registration" icon will change to "Vendor Profile" once you are logged in.)
  2. Make the necessary changes.
  3. Click "Save and Exit".

The LBUSD warehouse accepts vendor deliveries Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Vendor FAQ's

Q. What hours are deliveries accepted by the warehouse ?
A. The LBUSD warehouse accepts vendor deliveries Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Q. Is there a Vendor Information manual?
A. Yes. The Purchasing and Contracts Branch has created a Vendor Brochure which gives Vendors answers to general questions regarding doing business with LBUSD. If a particular question is not answered within this brochure, please contact the Purchasing and Contracts Branch via phone or email and we will be happy to answer any other questions.