The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) of the city of San Francisco, California, is planning to implement a pilot project to test wireless control and communications systems for LED streetlights. This pilot project will be used to assess the potential of adaptive controls in conjunction with LED streetlights and other devices, as part of the city’s large-scale plan to convert 18,500 high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to LED streetlights.
According to the bid document, the primary goal of the pilot project is to identify and test leading-edge LED streetlight wireless control and communication products. The knowledge gained from the pilot will be integrated into the technical specifications of the planned SFPUC streetlight conversion program. The SFPUC prefers to purchase LED luminaires equipped with adaptive controls but will also consider installing the controls at a later date.
Respondents to the Request for Participants, must agree to demonstrate the function of their wireless controls on a minimum of eighteen streetlights. Only approved luminaires from Philips, Cree or LED Roadway may be submitted. The cost of the pilot project will be shared by the participant and the SFPUC. The SFPUC will supply the labor for field installation, lighting design services and a stipend of $15,000 after successful installation. The participant is expected to supply design, integration, and implementation of the pilot project including the LED streetlight fixture and proposed adaptive controls.
A pre-submittal conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 19, 2012. Questions and requests for clarification may be submitted up to July 10, 2012 to Blake Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m. on July 17, 2012 at the SFPUC offices at 651 Bryant Street, San Francisco, California, 94107. Complete bid documents can be found here.