The city of Boise, Idaho, seeks bids for decorative LED streetlights, and interested parties must express interest in bidding by registering with the city by 5 PM on March 19, 2012. Completed bids must be submitted by March 29, 2012.
The bid is the latest phase in a concerted effort by Boise to light its streets using energy efficient technology. The upcoming installation is part of a larger city plan to convert existing streetlight fixtures to LED technology and install LED streetlights in inadequately lit locations. The proposed project includes the purchase of about fifty-one complete historic decorative streetlight poles and decorative post-top LED fixtures.
“The historic streetlighting using LEDs is part of ongoing streetscape projects located in the city’s urban renewal districts,” said Pam Sheldon, contract manager for the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), a public agency in Boise. The enhanced streetscapes include roadways, sidewalks and historic lighting. The current project is funded by the CCDC through property taxes.
“The city plans to have additional installations throughout the urban core of Boise, similar to the current project. The installations will include between ten to fifty historic LED streetlights,” said Mike Hedge, municipal lighting technician for the city of Boise. The city continues to review the progress of LED technology, and is working on updating city streetlighting standards to most effectively use the energy efficient fixtures. “We have already installed around 1,200 LED streetlights throughout the city’s historic lighting district, and have seen energy consumption reduced anywhere from one third to two thirds as compared to the existing fixtures,” said Hedge. The city has also installed 336 shoebox-style and 551 cobrahead LED streetlight fixtures.
Bid requirements for the upcoming installation specify that only 70 watt equivalent LED fixtures manufactured by Holophane Lighting of Granville, Ohio, model number GV1A73N/GV3N/LED 70W E350 MVOLT or Cooper Lighting, of Peachtree City, Georgia, model number GRANVIL-50-E-1 will be considered. The project is slated to begin by mid-April 2012.
Interested bidders must register with the CCDC by March 19, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., and may submit questions and requests for clarification up to March 21, 2012. Completed bids must be submitted by March 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Complete bid documents, including the bidder registration form can be found here.