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Record #: O2017-2034   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Agreement with Ameresco, Inc. regarding Chicago Smart Lighting Project
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Beale, Anthony, Austin, Carrie M.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2017-2034.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
March 29, 2017










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Beale and Austin, an ordinance authorizing the execution of a contract regarding the Chicago Smart Lighting Project.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the Chicago Department of Transportation ('CDOT') and the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT7) (collectively, the "Departments") wish to retain a vendor for the purpose of implementing the comprehensive Chicago Smart Lighting Project (Project7); and

WHEREAS, the Project is intended to improve the quality and reliability of Chicago's outdoor lighting and thereby enhance public safety and quality of life for Chicago's residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, the Project consists of three primary elements that will be deployed City-wide over the next four years: (i) a large scale conversion of Chicago's existing outdoor lighting to LED technology, (ii) the deployment of a City-wide lighting management system, and (iii) targeted street lighting infrastructure stabilization repairs; and

WHEREAS, the Project's LED lighting conversion is anticipated to reduce street lighting electric consumption by over 50%, ultimately resulting in utility savings of over $10 million per year over the useful life of the products; and

WHEREAS, the Project's lighting management system investment creates a wireless network with the ability to transmit data ancillary to this Project for other beneficial City purposes; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT1), on behalf of the City of Chicago CCity), led the Project procurement in coordination with the City and the Departments; and

WHEREAS, the CIT issued a Request for Qualifications on April 18, 2016 and an evaluation...

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