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Monday, November 20, 2017

The District of Columbia (DC) Department of General Services ("Department" or "DGS") is issuing this Request for Proposals to engage multiple firms (each, a "Contractor") to perform Lighting Systems Retrofits, including upgrades to integrated or adjacent sensors and controls, as well as lighting-retrofit-related services at various facilities within DGS' real estate portfolio.

This work includes all services needed to support a range of small- to large- scale lighting retrofit and smart lighting systems projects, specifically including but not limited to: assessments of current lighting and proposal of lighting upgrade options; evaluation of smart lighting systems including integrated sensors, controls and sensor networks; life-cycle-cost analysis of lighting systems; rebate, incentive and financing program facilitation and execution, retrofit implementation services, measurement and verification services, and training and workforce development in the prior categories.

The Department desires to engage with firms that will make local workforce development and creation of career pathways for DC residents a high priority. DGS expects Offerors to clearly explain how they develop talent and promote local workforce development through their management and training plans.

The goal of this solicitation is to establish a roster of pre-qualified capable Contractors to compete for such work as projects arise. The Department envisions pre-qualifying multiple Contractors for this program and using this roster as a primary option for performing extensive lighting retrofits across the DC municipal building portfolio.