The new and improved Beacon is a secure, user-friendly, web-based eProcurement system for the City of Pittsburgh. The system will help to streamline
procurement processes as well as offer many new features and expanded services, including:
Business opportunities will be posted to a consolidated bid board where you can view and respond
Automatic email notification of business opportunities
Ability to electronically submit bids or proposals
Enhanced self-service vendor registration in a "one-stop shop”
What are the benefits?
Free online access to information and increased visibility of business opportunities
Free registration for vendors and needing to register only once for multiple local agencies
Convenient, free online bidding
Free automated email notifications of new bid opportunities
Single access point to City of Pittsburgh/local agency bids
Should I be registered?
Yes. All previous vendors who sell products and/or services to the City of Pittsburgh and other local agencies will need to re-register with through this site to begin bidding on opportunities
All new vendors that wish to bid on future opportunities will need to register as well. No awards can be made without a vendor registration profile set up
Registering in the new system is important so you don’t miss receiving bid opportunity notifications
I have completed the Vendor Registration. How do I manage my Vendor Profile?
Vendors have access to login and manage their vendor profiles. Once you login, click on
the company name with the drop down arrow. Click My Account. Vendors are expected to keep the most up to date contact information with a
correct email address for solicitation notifications.
Now that I have registered on Beacon, how do I submit a bid for open solicitations?
Once vendors register, they can log in and click on the "Need Help" drop down and click
"Online Help". This page has video tutorials and instructions on how to submit bids.