LED Street Lighting
MAPC is working with municipalities and state agencies to support group purchases and individual retrofits of LED street lights and other outdoor lights (parking lots, flood lights, wall packs, etc.).
Fixtures-only purchases can be made from the statewide contract, FAC76: Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Products, Supplies and Services, Category 6: LED Street and Roadway Lighting. MAPC is working with the state purchasing department, the Operational Services Division (OSD) to build and maintain a comprehensive and cutting-edge list of products eligible on this contract, and negotiate minimum discounts.
Streetlight energy management services (EMS) solicitations that include design, audit and installation work can be solicited under Chapter 25A s. 11C or 11I. Communities interested in participating in group 25A procurements should contact MAPC for more information.
This program is open to all public entities in Massachusetts and is not exclusive to MAPC members.
Cities, towns or state agencies in Massachusetts interested in participating in this effort should submit a letter of interest and lighting summary to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 617-482-7185.
For detailed program information, first read the MAPC Program Overview.
The scope of the MAPC project will include three components:
- Networking and Peer Learning: MAPC will host informational roundtables on a variety of topics, ideally in different locations throughout the state, on topics ranging from buying back streetlights locally, conducting community engagement through pilot projects, and others. MAPC will also work with OSD to host "manufacturer fairs" for participants to see in-person demonstrations of products and to talk to suppliers. Project participants are encouraged to propose additional events and volunteer to host events in their communities.
- Information Clearinghouse: MAPC will be using the Massachusetts Municipal Energy Group (MMEG) online resource sharing tool as an interactive space for communities to post new resources and coordinate group purchases. MAPC will collect information on past and proposed LED retrofit projects in MA and across the country and build a database of case studies and model documents.
- Collective Procurement: MAPC is working with OSD on a contract that includes LED street lights and other outdoor lighting applications. For this contract, selected suppliers negotiate a minimum discount off manufacturer prices, which can be further negotiated for individual purchases. MAPC can help group solicitations for quotes off this contract to maximize discounts, and can also facilitate group procurements for related services not included on the contract (such as design, audit and installation services).
Why it's important
Street lighting constitutes a significant portion of municipal energy consumption and expenditures. LED street light conversions represent an opportunity to reduce this load, and joint procurement of the fixtures represents the opportunity to secure more competitive pricing for these projects, leading to a lower overall payback time.
FAC76: Category 6 products
The most current and detailed contract information can be accessed on Comm-Pass, the Commonwealth's online procurement record site. The following suppliers are currently offering products in Category 6: LED Street & Roadway Lighting of statewide contract FAC76.
- Fred Davis Corporation (click here for price file) - Updated Feb 2013
- Graybar Electric (click here for price file)
- Standard Electric (click here for price file)
Please refer to the FAC76 Contract User Guide (Updated Nov. 2012) for detailed information on how to purchase products from the FAC76 Contract.
Note for Manufacturers: Manufacturers of LED lighting products should contact the distributors listed above for more information on how to submit their products for consideration on FAC76 price files. To qualify for utility rebates, products must be listed on the Design Lighting Consortium (DLC) qualified products list.
Solicitations for Streetlight Energy Management Services (Ch. 25A)
- Current Solicitations:
On July 10, 2013, MAPC issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Streetlight Energy Management Services Under the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 25A, Section 11I on behalf of the City of Somerville and the Towns of Sharon and Winchester.
Statements of Qualifications are due at MAPC, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 on Aug 16, 2013, at 5:00 pm.
- Past Solicitations:
- NOTE - This deadline for proposals for this RFP has passed. Download the RFP for Streetlight Energy Management Services (Arlington, Chelsea, Natick and Woburn).
- Download Prevailing Wage tables for the participating municipalities
- Download Addendum #1 - Responses to Vendor Inquiries
- Download Addendum #2 - Responses to Vendor Inquiries
- Download Addendum #2 Attachment - Available Existing Inventories (Arlington and Chelsea)
- Download Addendum #3 - Correction
- Download Addendum #4 - Denial of Request to Extend Deadline
- Notes from MAPC Streetlight Buyback Roundtable, September 20, 2012
- DOER Presentation on LED Street Lighting, November 3, 2011
- U.S. DOE Municipal Solid State Lighting Consortium - Resources. Includes CALiPER test rounds.
- Efficiency VT: Improving Efficiency in Municipal Street and Public Space Lighting
- City of Boston LED Street Lighting
For more information on any of these projects, contact Erin Brandt, Assistant Manager, Clean Energy Division.