PEA, and the City of Philadelphia – Request for Qualification (RFQ) for LED Streetlighting, Controls and Networking

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (“PEA”), and the City of Philadelphia (the “City,” together referred to as the “Administrator”) intends to commence an energy efficiency project (“Project”) for the conversion of streetlighting from High Pressure Sodium (“HPS”) fixtures to Light Emitting Diode (“LED”) fixtures throughout Philadelphia’s city boundaries that is controllable through remote monitoring on a secure network. The Administrator is open to different solutions for the Project, including allowing pre-qualified Energy Service Companies (“ESCOs”) to perform under an energy performance contract under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (“GESA”) or a public-private partnership through a Public Private Partnership Agreement.


The Administrator will be requesting proposals for the Project that will comprehensively reduce energy costs and meet the goals outlined in this document. The ESCO must implement an Economic Opportunity Plan (“EOP”) in its selection and use of subcontractors and hiring of workers that ensure the employment of an appropriately diverse workforce.

This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) is the first step in the Administrator’s process of obtaining proposals from best qualified Respondents. Through this RFQ, the Administrator will identify the best qualified Respondents, who will be invited to participate in a subsequent Request for Proposals process. The Administrator will only consider proposals from Respondents that are selected pursuant to this RFQ.


Responses must be received no later than 4:00 P.M. on March 12th 2020. Responses should be delivered electronically, emailed to and be no larger than 10MB to ensure delivery.

View the links below for the complete RFQ and Q&A.

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