Ventura, California, will use federal funds to install 500 LED streetlights.
Ventura was awarded $339,000 from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program for an energy efficient streetlight replacement project. The city, which seeks bids for the project, plans to use the award to purchase approximately five hundred new LED streetlight fixtures on existing poles. Installation of the fixtures is not included in the bid request. The energy efficient LED fixtures will replace existing 200 watt and 250 watt high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights at the city’s signalized intersections.
The city’s bid document provides detailed project specifications including photometric performance which includes a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 4,300K – 5,000K, and a color rendering index (CRI) ≥ 70. The bid also specifies that the LED streetlight fixtures must be a full fixture replacement and not a retrofit kit. Vendors must also submit supporting documents showing that the submitted LED fixtures has been installed in at least two municipalities or agencies within the last three years and that the fixture manufacturer has been in business for a minimum of five years. The successful bidder will also be required to supply a fixture for installation within one week of being awarded the contract in order to ensure that the fixture can be installed on the existing Ventura city streetlight poles.
Complete bid documents are available on the Ventura city website. Complete proposals must be submitted by Thursday, March 31, 2011, 4:00 p.m. PST to the City of San Buenaventura Purchasing Office.