Following a successful pilot installation of energy efficient LED streetlights, the city of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of approximately three hundred LED streetlight fixtures. The goal of the LED streetlight program is to reduce energy consumption and decrease maintenance costs. The city began pilot testing LED streetlights in 2010, and subsequently installed about three hundred fixtures throughout city subdivisions and on city roadways. Plans for the upcoming project include the procurement of about three hundred LED streetlight fixtures, of varying wattage, for new subdivisions as well as retrofit projects.
The city of Red Deer currently owns and maintains about 11,000 streetlights. The majority of these streetlights are high pressure sodium (HPS), and are slated for eventual replacement with an energy efficient fixtures.
According to the bid document, the city will purchase approximately three hundred LED fixtures for three identified applications, which includes residential local roadways, residential collector roadways, and expressways. Photometric requirements include a correlated color temperature of 4,000 K – 5,000 K, and a color rendering index of >70. Bidders must also provide copies of LM-79 and LM-80 reports for each submitted fixture. Bidders are also asked to submit a list of references where the proposed fixture has been installed. The duration of the project is for one year, with the potential for an extension of four years, in one year increments.
Although the bid documents specifies LED streetlight fixtures, other energy efficient luminaires will also be considered. However, only luminaires which meet the specifications and requirements provided in the bid document will be evaluated.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of Red Deer by Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Questions or requests for clarification may be submitted to the Purchasing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete bid document can be downloaded here.