The city of Oakland, California, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a large scale conversion of existing streetlights to energy efficient LEDs. Previously, the city of Oakland completed several small scale installations of LED streetlights, including one used in the Department of Energy’s Gateway demonstration program. The current RFP solicits bids for the conversion of 30,000 existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to LED streetlights.
According to the bid document, the successful bidder will serve as a consultant to provide the city of Oakland with a turnkey project which includes financing, materials, installation and processing of energy rebates. The program will require the winning bidder to finance the cost of the LED conversion through savings from the electric utility bills and channel the rebates received from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) back to the city of Oakland.
The Oakland lighting database estimates that the city owns and operates 30,000 HPS streetlights on city roadways. The approximate breakdown is: 2,340 (70 watt), 11,830 (100 watt), 5,760 (150 watt), 7,130 (200 watt), 2,440 (250 watt), 500 (310 watt). Additionally, a small number of lower wattage HPS streetlights may also be included once the streetlight inventory is finalized. The bid document also specifies that approved replacement LED fixtures must include or meet the technical specifications of BetaLED/Cree and GE Lighting LED streetlight fixtures.
Mandatory pre-bidders meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 5, 2012, and 10:30 a.m. on June 12, 2012 at 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor, Oakland, California. The submission deadline for questions and clarifications is 5:00 p.m on June 19, 2012. Questions may be submitted to Mr. Paul Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions of completed proposals is 2:00 p.m. on June 29, 2012. Complete bid documents can be downloaded here.