The town of Arlington, Massachusetts, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to evaluate prospective qualified companies to develop and implement energy efficient streetlighting systems for four municipal communities. These include the towns of Natick, Chelsea, Woburn, and Arlington, Massachusetts. The towns seek to qualify and select one company to perform a comprehensive audit of each town’s energy consumption and propose a comprehensive plan to reduce energy consumption through streetlighting improvements with an emphasis on LED streetlights.
Successful respondents are required to have experience maintaining municipal streetlight systems and demonstrate experience with large-scale streetlight conversions using LED technology. Complete qualification specifications can be found in the bid document.
The town of Arlington and its partner communities plan to finance the proposed project through expected savings from streetlight conversions. Initially, the towns plan to install a total of approximately 7,400 LED streetlight luminaires.
Existing fixtures include mercury vapor, high pressure sodium (HPS), and metal halide streetlights. The majority of the fixtures are cobrahead, however, 103 decorative post top fixtures are also targeted for replacement. Proposed LED streetlight quantities currently include 2,170 for the town of Arlington, 1,231 for the town of Woburn, 1,622 for the town of Chelsea, and 2,377 for the town of Natick. The town of Arlington recently completed an installation of over 500 LED streetlights as part of the state of Massachusetts’ Green Community program.
According to the bid document, the proposed LED streetlight fixtures must meet certain performance specifications including a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 4,300 ±300, a color rendering index (CRI) of 70, dark sky compliance, and documentation of LM-79 and LM-80 testing.
Complete submissions of qualifications must be submitted to the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, by Thursday, September 6, 2012. The project completion date is targeted for December 31, 2012. The complete bid document can be downloaded here.