As part of a long term capital improvement plan, the city of Richmond, California, is in the midst of seeking quotes for the purchase of up to 6,000 LED streetlight fixtures. The city plans to purchase the fixtures in implements of one thousand units over multiple years. The Request for Quotations (RFQ) specifies two LED streetlight fixtures manufactured by Cree, formerly BetaLED, as well as Ripley Lighting Control photocells.
The city’s five year plan strategic business plans includes modernizing all streetlight infrastructure and replacing all streetlights with energy efficient LED technology. Previous installations were financed by loans through the California Energy Commission (CEC) low-interest loan program, and energy efficiency bonds. Initial calculations indicate that the first deployment of LED streetlights will save the city approximately $1 million over the thirteen year term of the CEC loan. As additional installations progress, the cost savings will continue to increase. In addition to energy cost savings, the city anticipates a significant reduction in maintenance costs due to the longer life of solid-state lighting.
A separate bid has been issued for the installation component of this project.
Responses to the RFQ must be submitted to the city of Richmond, California, by Monday, July 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Questions and requests for clarification may be submitted to Adam Lenz, sustainability coordinator for the city of Richmond at email@example.com until June 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. The complete bid document can be found here.