The City’s Public Works Department has been working with the Police Department in an effort to assist the department with its crime deterrence efforts. To that extent the Public Works Department has embarked in a series of lighting improvement projects throughout the Entertainment District by installing additional lighting and replacing older lights with new LED lighting which is more efficient and cost effective. The use of the new lights has been a tremendous success in deterring criminal activity on those streets where the lighting has been installed. To expand these crime deterrence efforts, the Police Department has requested that similar action be taken by improving the lighting on Lummus Park.
The Public Works Department has identified a light pole and fixture combination which is approved by the City of Miami Beach Public Works Standards and has the capacity to provide the needed lighting improvements and Environmental requirements. The Louis Poulsen Albertslund Maxi Post LED fixture emits symmetrical glare free light directed downwards and prevents light from being emitted upwards, therefore significantly reducing light spillage. Further the new Louis Poulsen LED light fixtures will be equipped with a LSI Lighting Control Management System which will provide the ability to remotely control the lights by turning the lights on/off, dimming the lights, adding motion sensors etc.259-nd
The Public Works Department experimented with this light fixture by installing two fixtures on the East side of Lummus Park and 9th Street. The Public Works and Police Departments have expressed their satisfaction and desired to have the existing park lighting replaced with the Louis Poulsen light fixtures. In addition to Lummus Park, there are other areas around the City that require Louis Poulsen replacements, such as Collins Park. The ITB will allow for material purchases for these areas as well.
In order to secure a contract for the Louis Poulsen lighting, the City will issue Invitation to Bid (ITB) 2017-259-ND. Bids are expected to be received on or about June 15, 2017. Since this is a high priority item and the Administration would like to secure an order for the lighting as quickly as possible, it is recommended that the City Manager be authorized to award a contract, pursuant to the ITB, to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. If the authority to award is approved, the Mayor and City Commission will be notified of the results of the ITB via an LTC.