The city of Berkeley, California, is seeking proposals for the development of a full-scale conversion program to LED streetlights. The city anticipates replacing all of its existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights with energy efficient solid-state streetlights. The current RFP is not a solicitation for bids for LED streetlights, rather the city hopes to assess proposals which will address cost, illumination needs, financing, and cost savings. The city of Berkeley plans to install approximately 8,000 LED streetlights.
According to the bid document, the contractor will provide financing options, labor, materials, supplies, equipment, facilities, disposal, photometric analyses, digital reports, and processing for all utility rebates and rate schedules. The LED streetlights which are submitted in response to the bid must be listed in the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) rebate program.
A mandatory pre-submittal meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. PST on Monday, January 6, 2014. Bids from anyone not attending this meeting will not be considered. The meeting will be held at the City of Berkeley, Corporation Yard, Willow Conference Room, 1326 Allston Way, Berkeley CA, 94704.
Questions and request for clarification may be submitted to Lorin Jensen, Supervising CivilEngineer, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org until Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Complete bids must be submitted to the City of Berkeley by Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The bid document can be found here.