The city of Greenville, North Carolina has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of cobra-head style LED streetlights.
The pilot project is funded by an award from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), a funding program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The EECBG grant is locally administered by the North Carolina State Energy Program. The project involves the replacement of existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights with comparable LED streetlight fixtures. Initial plans include the purchase of at least thirty-five LED fixtures.
The fixtures which have been approved for the bid are manufactured by GE Lighting of East Cleveland, Ohio; Leotek Electronics of Milpitas, California; Cooper Lighting of Peachtree City, Georgia; Holophane Lighting of Granville, Ohio; and Beta LED/Cree of Sturtevant, Wisconsin. All fixtures submitted for bid must have LM-79 and LM-80 reports. Respondents are also requested to provide information on how many fixtures are installed in the United States and the longest burn hours available for actual field installations.
In 2010, the city of Greenville initiated an energy efficient streetlight rebate program. The program, funded by the city, provides up to $600 per fixture to developers who install LED streetlights on public infrastructure.
Complete bids must be submitted to the Greenville Utilities Commission by April 26, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Questions regarding this proposal can be submitted to Kyle Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. ARRA purchasing restrictions apply for this project. Complete bid documents can be found here.