The city of Elk Grove, California, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) in preparation for the city’s first LED streetlight conversion project. This project is scheduled to begin in early Spring 2011. The city of Elk Grove is funding the project with a $178,787 award from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The federal EECBG awards are locally administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
The bid schedule includes a base bid and two alternate bids for the replacement of existing, high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures. The base bid requests bids for 97 BetaLED, or approved equal, fixtures, and 66 LSI Industries, or approved equal, fixtures. Model numbers for each manufacturer’s fixture are specified in the bid document published by the city. Alternate bid #1 requests bids for one hundred sixty three BetaLED, or approved equal fixtures. Alternate bid #2 requests bids for one hundred sixty three LSI Industries fixtures. Both alternate bids specify model numbers for each type of fixture. City engineer estimates calculate the project cost at approximately $150,000.
Bid specifications include photometric performance which includes a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 6,000K ±500K, and a color rendering index (CRI) ≥ 70.
An Invitation to Bid for the purchase and installation of one hundred sixty three LED streetlight fixtures was issued on February 18, 2011. Complete bid documents must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. PST, Thursday, March 24, 2011. The Elk Grove Community Request for Proposals/Bids page is located here, and bid documentation is available here.