The city of Stamford, Connecticut, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit bids from qualified contractors to supply LED roadway and decorative streetscape lighting for upcoming streetlight installations. The city plans to to update lamps, fixtures, photocells, brackets and poles for approximately 800 high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures each year, purchase and install approximately 1,000 new LED fixtures for the next two years, and finally, purchase and install approximately 30 new decorative streetscape lighting fixtures over the next two years. Included in the current bid document is a request for bids for approximately 30 decorative LED streetscape fixtures, and 1,000 LED roadway lighting fixtures. Multiple vendors will be considered
In 2010, the city of Stamford retrofitted about 2,000 existing HPS streetlights with LED streetlight fixtures. The project was funded by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program as well as local funds. This installation resulted in a reduction of energy consumption of nearly 62 percent.
The city plans to update its decorative streetscape lights over the next two years, which includes purchasing approximately thirty new fixtures as funding becomes available. Currently, Stamford maintains two types of decorative streetlights, the globe and teardrop styles. The city is interested in evaluating fixtures which are energy and maintenance efficient.
In addition to decorative streetscape lighting, the majority of the city’s streetlight fixtures are traditional roadway fixtures. The city owns and maintains about 9,600 streetlights. The goal is to purchase about 1,000 LED roadway fixtures as replacements for existing HPS streetlights. According to the bid document, the city has specified the General Electric Evolve LED streetlights as the fixture of choice. However, approved equivalents, which are listed on the qualified products list of the Design Lights Consortium, will be considered. Requirements include LM-79 test reports for each submitted fixture, a correlated color temperature of 4000 K, and a minimum warranty of five years. The LED streetlight fixtures will be purchased in minimum quantities of fifty.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of Stamford by Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Technical questions concerning this bid may be submitted to Nancy Pipicelli, energy/utility manager for the city of Stamford, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete bid document may be downloaded, after registering,here.