Light Up Illinois! Smart Street Lighting

Article Date: 3/28/2017

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Smart Street Lighting: Request for Proposal

Light Up Illinois! Smart Street Lighting

Illinois has taken another step in the evolution of becoming a “Smart State” with the release of an RFP that allows local governments to leverage the benefits of Smart Street Lighting.

The Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT), in conjunction with Central Management Services (CMS), released a request for companies to bid on a statewide master contract for Smart Street Lighting for Illinois Municipalities. This will allow local governments, both large and small, to benefit from a statewide contract and capitalize on the cost savings and scalability of LED street lighting. Hardik Bhatt, Secretary Designate and state CIO of DoIT stated that "Illinois is nationally recognized as the first U.S. state to have a vision and roadmap for becoming a smarter state.The Smart Street Lighting effort will accelerate our efforts by bringing operational efficiency and offering smart technologies to communities, who could otherwise not consider this on their own.” Responses are due April 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST.

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