Diversity Outreach

Commitment to Women, Minority, Disadvantaged and Long Beach Business Enterprises

The City is committed to provide maximum opportunities for small, disadvantaged, minority, women and Long Beach business enterprises to compete successfully in supplying our needs for products and services. We do this by placing a high priority on outreach and contacting businesses through trade fairs and local, minority and women business associations. We want to make it as easy as possible to do business with Long Beach.

Diversity Outreach Program

The City Council, on September 9, 2003, adopted the updated City of Long Beach Diversity Outreach Program. Click here for the Diversity Outreach Program.

Bid Management System

The City of Long Beach is pleased to announce a Bid Management System for city bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Registration is required, so please add your company to the City's bid management database at

Erik Sund, Business Relations Manager & City Purchasing Agent, manages the Diversity Outreach Program for the City of Long Beach.  He can be reached at 562-570-6663 or

Latin Business Association

Los Angeles Minority Business Opportunity Center

10% Local Preference
Adopted by City Council, a bid from a Long Beach vendor for furnishing materials, equipment, supplies and non-professional services shall be reduced by 10%. In no case shall the maximum preference under this section exceed $10,000 for any bid.