The Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) and the city of Boise, Idaho, are again cooperating to promote a streetscape revitalization program, initiated several years ago, to improve lighting and move toward the use of energy efficient streetlight fixtures. The current project, targeted for a start date in 2014, is part of the city’s ongoing plan to install historic streetlight poles and historic LED streetlight fixtures in typically under-served and under-lit neighborhoods in the urban renewal districts. Plans in the Invitation to Bid (ITB) include the purchase of at least 70 historic streetlight poles and 70 historic LED streetlight luminaires and globes.
The Scope of Work includes the purchase and delivery of the specified LED streetlights and streetlight poles. Installation and maintenance will be provided by the city of Boise. Ownership of the new streetlights will revert to the city of Boise once the project is complete.
According to the bid document, bidders are asked to submit bids for LED streetlights manufactured by Cooper Lighting and Holophane Lighting. The streetlight poles are specified as manufactured by Antique Street Lamps and Continental Pole and Lighting. These particular LED streetlights and streetlight poles were also used in the city’s previous installation of 51 streetlights in 2012.
City officials have indicated that the switch to LED streetlights has reduced the city’s streetlighting energy consumption by at least 50% compared to existing fixtures. In some cases, energy consumption has been reduced by nearly 65 percent, according to Mike Hedge, municipal lighting technician for the city of Boise.
Complete bids must be submitted to the CCDC by Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by 3:00 p.m. The CCDC anticipates that the CCDC Board will award the LED streetlights contract at its regular meeting on November 12, 2013, and the project is expected to begin in early March 2014. The complete bid document can be found here.