Beacon Procurement Platform Receives Upgrades to Enhance Vendor Experience

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 15, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget’s Procurement team has partnered with OpenGov to announce the update of the City’s Beacon online procurement platform to provide a more user-friendly solicitation, contract management and vendor management tool.  

As with the previous Beacon technology, vendors will be able to register to bid and receive notifications of future opportunities in the portal by subscribing to an account and subscribing. The upgrades will now allow vendors to also:   

  • Create a custom vendor profile and choose the categories for which they wish to receive notifications.  
  • Follow updates to existing solicitations by finding the solicitation and clicking the "Follow" button. This will allow all interested parties to receive amendments and addenda automatically.  
  • Submit questions and receive answers for open solicitations directly in the tool.  
  • Guide vendors through the process of responding electronically to RFPs, bids, etc. to ensure submissions have been accurately completed.  
  • View award results/postings electronically by signing up to create an account.  

The upgrade will also improve internal management as city departments will be able to collaborate electronically on solicitations, document and rate vendor performance. The public procurement portal is available to view here.  

All bid opportunities and solicitations will continue to be posted on Beacon at


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office