UPDATE: CONCLUSION OF THE RFP PROCESS & NEW STAFF RECOMMENDATION
On May 22, 2017, the City of San Jose notified proposers that staff was amending its recommendation to the City Council and would be recommending that the Council reject all proposals. The staff report is scheduled to be heard at the City Council meeting on June 6, 2017. More information is available in the staff report.
On January 11, 2017, the City of San Jose concluded its evaluation of the Innovative LED Streetlight Replacement RFP. The recommendation from the review team is outlined in its report to the City Council.
On January 23, 2017, the City received a protest from Philips Lighting contesting the recommendation of award.
On April 3, 2017, Staff notified Philips that their protest was denied. Philips was also informed that pursuant to City policy, they may file an appeal directly to the City Council by filing a written appeal with the City Clerk within ten calendar days.
On April 12, 2017 Philips filed an appeal with the City Council. The appeal will be heard by the City Council.
This item is tentatively scheduled for the June 6, 2017 Council meeting.
Converting these lights and controller units is estimated to cost approximately $32 million. Given the other pressing infrastructure needs the City has, the City Council directed staff to turn this funding challenge into an opportunity for creative solutions.
On August 3, 2015, San José released the Innovative LED Streetlight RFP.
The goal of the RFP was to solicit private sector concepts for converting the remaining 40,000 streetlights to LED with little or no City cost. Respondents were invited to submit proposals to use valuable City assets in exchange for converting the streetlights.
Potential assets RFP respondents could propose to use included:
The City did not limit responses to any particular type of partnership (i.e. telecommunications, naming rights, etc.). However, the City was not simply seeking a financing mechanism to convert the remaining streetlights.
Proposers had two options for their responses:
The proposal responses are currently under review. Updates to the City Council were issued via Information Memo on the following dates:
Read the RFP document to learn more about this opportunity.