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Did you attend the NPI 2017 Conference? PlanetBids was there too!

Event date: Mon Oct 23, 2017

As a long-time supporter and a gold sponsor of the National Purchasing Institute, PlanetBids was proud to be a part of the 2017 NPI Conference, held in beautiful New Orleans. It was wonderful to network with purchasing professionals, sharing new ideas and discussing new solutions to their procurement challenges.

Congratulations to the 2017 AEP Award Winners!

We wish to offer our congratulations to all those who won the Achievement in Excellence (AEP) award! Measuring innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of a procurement organization, this prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence across standardized criteria.

Emergency Operations Module To The Rescue!

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

In today’s world, it’s important to be prepared for various kinds of emergencies, from unexpected repairs like broken pipes and natural disasters like hurricanes, to acts of terrorism and civil unrest. The procurement office is no exception. Under a “state of emergency,” the role of the procurement office changes significantly. Resources are allocated differently in the wake of emergencies. The priority of procurement teams shifts from efficiency to locating needed resources to support those first responders.

One such preparation is having a handy listing of all available vendors. PB System™ offers a very affordable, easy-to-use Emergency Operations module that enables any organization to manage, maintain and retrieve up-to-date information on vendors that provide goods and services in the event of an emergency. Used in conjunction with the Vendor Management module of the PB System™, this module can be deployed departmentally or across an entire organization. Working from your computer, tablet or phone, this portable module can serve your needs from the office or in the field.

FAPPO 2017: Orlando Conference was a Hit!

Event date: Thu Jun 01, 2017

PlanetBids was proud to be an Exhibitor at this year’s FAPPO conference. With a great location – Orlando, FL – it was wonderful to network with procurement professionals across the state. What were your takeaways from the conference?

Did you attend the Keynote presentation entitled “Finding Success by Discovering Strengths?” In the Exhibitor hall, was there a new company or contact that you made? Did you expand your professional network? It’s always exciting and motivating to attend the annual conference. Now, you are back at your desk, with work waiting for you. However, don’t let that discourage or prevent you from taking the next steps toward addressing those challenges or trying new ideas.

Whether it is creating a better vendor database system, automating the insurance desk, becoming more prepared for the next emergency or conducting your first reverse auction, PlanetBids can help with those challenges. Our modular-based solution can bring some of your ideas to fruition in a supportive and affordable way. We are proud to be part of the procurement process for many school districts, universities, cities, counties, utility and transportation agencies.

Thank You for Joining Us at CASBO 2017!

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017
PlanetBids was proud to be an Exhibitor at this year’s CASBO conference. With a great location – Long Beach, CA – it was wonderful to network with school district procurement professionals across the state. So, what were your takeaways from the conference?
 
Did you attend the luncheon presentation from Tammy Rimes about becoming a “dazzling” performer for your organization?  In the Exhibitor hall, was there a new company or contact that you made? Did you expand your professional network? Now you are back at your desk, and the work has been waiting for you. However, don’t let that prevent you from taking the next steps toward addressing those challenges.

 
Whether it is creating a better vendor database system, automating the insurance desk, becoming more prepared for the next emergency or conducting your first reverse auction, PlanetBids can help with those challenges. Our modular-based solution can bring some of your ideas to fruition in a supportive and affordable way. We are proud to be part of the procurement process for many California school districts, universities, cities, counties, utility and transportation agencies.

Join us for the 100th Anniversary of the CAPPO Conference in January

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016

PlanetBids is excited to be a part of the 2017 CAPPO Conference as a sponsor for the 100th year anniversary in Napa, CA January 24 – 27, 2017. Public procurement professionals across the state of California have recognized the power and benefits of the PlanetBids solution. If you are attending the conference, whether you’re a current client or one who is interested in more information, please stop by our booth and have a chat!  We hope to see you there!

To learn more, please visit http://www.cappo.org

City of San Clemente Brings in PlanetBids to Automate Procurement Process

Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In an effort to move toward a strategic procurement process, the City of San Clemente is excited to announce its new contractual partnership with PlanetBids. See City of San Clemente Press Release.

Join us at NIGP 2016

Event date: Sun Aug 21, 2016

PlanetBids will be exhibiting at the NIGP Forum in National Harbor, MD — August 21st-24th. If you are attending the conference please make sure to stop by and say “Hello”! We hope to see you there!

To learn more, please visit http://nsite.nigp.org/Forum/Home/.

Join Us at the CAPPO Conference 2016

Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016

PlanetBids will be exhibiting at the CAPPO Conference in Santa Barbara, CA — January 26th-29th. If you are attending the conference please make sure to stop by our booth and have a chat!  We hope to see you there!

To learn more, please visit http://www.cappo.org/.

City of Industry Brings in PlanetBids to Automate Procurement Process

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016

City of Industry Launches New Procurement System for Bid Opportunities. New Web-based Software Offers Increased Transparency for City Contracts – see City of Industry Press Release.

PlanetBids Honored for Innovation

Event date: Wed Jun 13, 2012

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States designates one week as National Small Business Week (May 20th-26th) in recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American economy.

Thirteen winners from Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were announced today in observance of National Small Business Week by the Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

PlanetBids Co-Founders Alan and Arpie Zavian will have the honor to be recognized for their achievements in technological innovation and contributions as entrepreneurs, small business champions and resource partners in the greater Los Angeles area who are helping to drive the regional economy and accelerate economic recovery.

The Los Angeles District Office’s Small Business Week award luncheon is scheduled to be held Wednesday, June 13 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel at 506 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The awards luncheon includes a small business expo and networking reception, and is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Alan and Arpie Zavian will receive the award for providing leading eProcurement solutions to primarily government agencies of all size and types. PlanetBids solutions not only streamline, automate, and track solicitations of all kinds; it enables procurement professionals to outreach to a larger number of businesses including Local and Small Business. The end result is greater efficiency, control, and considerable cost savings creating a win-win situation for all the parties involved throughout the entire process.

For a complete write-up of the 2012 Small Business Week Award Winners please visit: The 2012 Small Business Week – Los Angeles District Office award winners