The town of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of over one thousand LED streetlight luminiares for a multi-phase installation. The town is planning a two-phased effort to replace over three thousand existing streetlights with energy efficient LED streetlight luminaires. The project was approved by the town council as part of the 2013 capital budget.
According to the bid document, the first phase of the streetlighting retrofit program will target approximately 1,330 streetlights for replacement. The existing fixtures include high pressure sodium, metal halide, and mercury vapor streetlights ranging from 70 watts to 250 watts. The existing streetlights will be replaced with LED luminaires of equivalent wattage. The quantities specified in the bid document include 850 – 70 watt equivalent; 400 – 100 watt equivalent; 70 – 150 watt equivalent; and 10 – 250 watt equivalent LED streetlight luminaires.
According to the director of infrastructure for the town of Innisfil, the switch to LED streetlights will help the town proactively address the rising cost of electricity. The switch to LED technology is expected to save approximately CDN$256,630 annually, and also up to CDN$14,490 in annual maintenance savings. The town of Innisfil has applied for project funding through the Ontario Power Authority’s SaveOneEnergy program. The expected cost of the two-phase retrofit is expected to be approximately CDN$2.5 million.
Completed bids must be submitted to the town of Innisfil by Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Questions and requests for clarification will be answered by February 21, 2013. The project is expected to begin by June 3, 2013, with a possible extension of the contract for the implementation of phase two. The complete bid document and addenda can be found here.