In accordance with the province of Nova Scotia’ s energy efficient streetlighting initiative of 2011, the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, recently issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of LED streetlights. The LED streetlights will replace existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights throughout the municipality. The intent is to replace all of the city’s 831 existing streetlights with energy efficient solid-state streetlighting fixtures, and convert ownership of the streetlights from Nova Scotia Power (NSP) to the town of Springhill.
Springhill currently utilizes thirty LED streetlights which were installed by NSP as part of the utility’s routine maintenance program. The NSP installed streetlights were manufactured by LED Roadway Lighting of Amherst, Nova Scotia. The existing LED streetlights are also planned to convert to town ownership.
According to the bid document, no manufacturer has been specified for the proposed project, however, performance specifications must be met by all submitted fixtures. Among these are included a correlated color temperature range of 4000 K ‐ 5500 K , a color rendering index (CRI) of 65, and LM-79 and LM-80 reports for all fixtures.
The total cost of the project is expected to be about CDN$750,000 according to Brian Herteis, director of engineering and public works for the city of Springhill. “The project will be paid for using municipal funds and federal and provincial gas tax rebates,” said Herteis. Further, the conversion to LED streetlights is expected to reduce the town’s energy and maintenance costs by nearly 60 percent.
Complete bids must be submitted to the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, by Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Questions and requests for clarification may be submitted to Brian Herteis at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, the official question and answer period concluded on October 17, 2013. The bid document may be downloaded from Nova Scotia Procurement which can be found here.