The city of Huntington Park, California, has issued an Invitation to Bid for a restructured LED streetlights project. Originally scheduled for June 2013, the project was postponed as a result of additional funding which significantly increased the scope of work. The current project includes the purchase and installation of 1,850 cobrahead-style LED streetlights in a city-wide project.
According to the bid document, the scope of work under this contract consists of furnishing and installing LED streetlight fixtures for the replacement of existing Metal Halide (MH) and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) cobrahead streetlight fixtures. The MH fixtures range from 175W to 400W and the HPS fixtures range from 150W to 200W. The streetlights are located throughout the city in arterial and residential streets and within public parking lots.
“The city of Huntington Park received additional funding which enabled us to expand the previously planned installation of LED streetlights,” said James Enriquez, director of public works and city engineer for the city of Huntington Park. In addition to supplying the LED streetlight fixtures, the contractor will provide the installation of the new fixtures. The city currently owns and maintains approximately 2,300 streetlights, including some decorative streetlights in the downtown area.
“We tested an LED fixture on a metered pole and the results show that we can expect to reduce energy consumption by at least 50 percent,” said Enriquez. The city currently budgets about $300,000 annually for energy used by city-owned streetlights. The city will also take advantage of the rate tariff offered for LED streetlights from energy supplier Southern California Edison (SCE).
The bid document specifies the XSP Series LED streetlight manufactured by Cree of Durham, North Carolina. “We will also evaluate LED streetlights which meet or exceed the specifications provided in the bid document,” said Enriquez.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of Huntington Park, California, by Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. PST. Bidders can obtain further bid information here.