Webinars

Webinars are offered throughout the year by PlanetBids. Please review the entire list of webinars as a few may have similar titles. If the webinar you're looking for doesn't have a date available, no worries, we are sure to have one scheduled soon. Can't wait? You are always more than welcome to contact us for a demo!

Inside Scoop: Tips and Tricks for Using Your PlanetBids System More Effectively

Free monthly workshop designed to help procurement and auxiliary departments utilize the robust features found within the PB System more effectively. Designed with your workday in mind, we’ll be answering common questions, address areas where we think you could benefit from making changes to how you use the system and sharing ideas we’ve found around the PlanetBids family.

This webinar is for clients only. Vendors/Suppliers/Contractors may not attend.

Please register at least 30 min prior to start time. Late submission may not be accepted.
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Jul 14, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Aug 11, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Sep 08, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Oct 13, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Nov 10, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Dec 08, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Jan 12, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Feb 09, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Mar 09, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Apr 13, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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May 11, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Jun 08, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)

Quick Tips - How I justified an eProcurement Solution

Implementing an eProcurement solution is one of the top initiatives facing agencies today, but making the change is a daunting task within a government organization. Sign up for this free webinar to hear how a former Procurement Manager at a national airport successfully justified an eProcurement solution. The quick tips shared from lessons learned can help you achieve your goal.

In this session, we will discuss tips on:
- Defining Objectives and Challenges
- How to Influence
- Risk Mitigation
- Get Buy-In
- Factors to look for in choosing the best business partner for you.
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Jul 27, 2021
11:00am-11:30am (Pacific)
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Aug 17, 2021
11:00am-11:30am (Pacific)
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Sep 14, 2021
11:00am-11:30am (Pacific)

Agile eProcurement

How can technology take your department to the next level from tactical to strategic? Even if you are currently using technology for electronic bidding and vendor registration, how about other business functions such as project evaluation, contract management, compliance, insurance certificate management, emergency operations, and business certification such as Diversity or Prequalification?

Let us show you how PlanetBids solution is AGILE and a game-changer, taking the purchasing function from tactical to strategic. It also benefits your business community, providing a transparent solution connecting vendors and contractors to your organization.
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Jul 13, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Sep 28, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)
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Nov 02, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)

Vendor Management / Bid Management – for Public Works and Construction

Managing a construction bid is so multi-faceted, it can be overwhelming at times. Questions abound! Who should we send the bids to? Who’s interested in possibly bidding? Do the plan rooms know? Are we getting the best bids we can? What about transparency? Are we getting bids from qualified bidders? Do they meet all the requirements for my agency/state?

Few companies can offer a Bid Management module that works and is trusted by agency and vendors alike for Construction and Public Works projects. For over 20 years, PlanetBids has successfully helped Port Authorities, Cities, Counties, Airports, and Public Works Departments, to name just a few, manage their construction bids successfully!

Attend this complimentary webinar to learn how our distinct PB System™ Vendor and Bid Management modules paired with Advance eBidding for Public Works and Business Certification for Prequalifications enable public agencies to manage the full construction bidding process - including acceptance of ebids and ebonds!
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Jul 28, 2021
10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)

Prequalification / UPCCA Management

Finding and maintaining a qualified list of vendors to bid on construction projects can be a full time, paper intensive task. The Business Certification module enables your organization to prequalify at multiple levels, manage, and retrieve up-to-date information on qualified contractors, and send automatic renewal notices. Business Certification seamlessly connects with Vendor and Bid Management to give you the control you need in accepting offers from qualified vendors.

Register to see how cities, counties, colleges, and other government Public Works Departments are managing prequalifications and controlling bid participation today.
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Vendor Management / Bid Management - for Goods and Services

The world of public procurement is changing. Procurement professionals need the tools to meet those challenges. From outreach, tracking vendor participation, managing pre-bid meetings, questions and issuing addenda and finally receiving and evaluating offers.

All these time consuming and resource intensive tasks can be streamlined and taken online to help our team quickly and easily manage procurements, reduce waste, and meet environmentally friendly initiatives all while saving costs! Users of the PB System have reaped significant savings in just their first bid!

You’ve researched the tools to help your internal clients - now it’s time to research for the tools to help you!
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Evaluation Management

One of the most detailed parts of the RFP or BID timeline is the evaluation process. Most agencies conduct this process by paper - asking for numerous copies to be submitted, handing them out to the evaluation team and then compiling and collecting scores.

Evaluation management enables any organization to interactively conduct the RFP and bid evaluation process entirely online. Procurement can assign unlimited evaluators, track evaluator progress, set criteria, issue and collect documents, and run reports and much more all from one complete system.

Learn how your agency can save time and streamline your evaluation process!
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eBonds: Understanding the eBond process for government bids

Changes happen every day all around us. Some changes can be controlled, and others occur whether we're ready for it or not. Recently, the world had to suddenly adjust to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges facing Public Works is how to accept bonds while still maintaining social distancing protocols and ensuring the bonds are not fraudulent. The surety industry is pushing for agencies to enact electronic bonding because of the transparency in the process, elimination of the possibility of fraud, and maintaining social distancing protocols.

  In this session, we will discuss:
- What is an eBond
- How the process works
- How it protects your agency
- Who's accepting eBonds

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Contract Management Suite

Ever get surprised that a contract has already expired or exceeded its spend limits? Had a department announce at the last possible minute it’s time for a new contract? How about a board member wanting to know contract spend to special interest groups (SBE, Local) or even public information requests? Lastly, and most importantly - are you covered for risks?

The PB System™ Contract Management Suite is designed to do all that and more. Contract administrators can maintain and retrieve up-to-date relevant information regarding contracts, run reports, and so much more.

Join our upcoming Contract Management Suite webinar to find out more about what PlanetBids can do for your organization.
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What’s the Hidden Risk to Your Agency?

While many believe that on-site operations or public safety are high-risk areas for your agency, you might be surprised there is another key area of risk: procurement. From initial contract negotiations to managing the awarded contract over time, the process has a great potential liability. If an initial procurement process is protested, right language is not incorporated into the terms and conditions, or negligent contract oversight, then risk increases exponentially. Discover ways to work more closely with your organization’s procurement team to close any potential coverage gaps.
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Answering the call for more Diversity in government spend

With today's political climate, agencies are being called to the carpet to demonstrate their outreach and spend to diverse target groups such as minority-owned, women-owned, SBE's, DVBE's, and more. Compiling and managing this data has never been easier with PlanetBids PB System™.

Learn how our clients have developed different certification programs, track numbers, and created growth for their target groups. Whether you're looking to develop a certification program or just want to track numbers, this session is for you!
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