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Purchasing and Contracts

Purchasing and Contracts

Department Address 
2201 E. Market St.
Long Beach, CA 90805

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: 

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.

Editing Your Profile

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".

Vendor FAQ's

Q. How do I register to become a future vendor?

A. Register your company at to be added to our bidders list for future solicitations. See the "Vendor Information" tab for direct link.

Q. How do I get on the bidders list for future solicitations (RFPs/RFQs/RFBs)?

A. Register your company at to be added to our bidders list for future solicitations. See the "Vendor Information" tab for direct link.

Q. How do I get information on past solicitations?

A. See the “Request for Bids” section, if the solicitation you are looking for is not there, please call (562) 663 – 3005 and have the solicitation number ready.

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. For more information, please call (562) 997-8000 and ask for Ext. 3053.

Q. Who do I contact if I am looking for information on a Bid or PO number that starts with "F" or "FAC"?

A. Bid/PO numbers starting with “FAC” or “F” belong to LBUSD’s Facilities Department. Please call (562) 997-7550 and ask for Ext. 1455.

Q. How do I go about getting a list of prequalified vendors?

A. Please call Facilities at (562) 997-7550.