Smart City Services – Fiber Optic Herndon
In June 2018, the town entered into a Pilot Project Agreement with Vivacity DC, Inc. to explore and evaluate the impact of smart city technologies and services through the installation of remote-controlled LED lights equipped with radio communications and Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensor equipment in downtown Herndon.
Under the agreement, the pilot project included the replacement of 10 existing streetlight poles with LED smart poles and two additional streetlight LED smart poles. The enhancements enabled the remote monitoring and management system for the new streetlights; provided a public Wi-Fi network downtown; an electric vehicle charging station and IoT sensors for other smart city services.
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain the services of a licensed, qualified, and experienced contractor to design, engineer, construct and manage the integrated fiber optic cable and wireless network to continue the smart city services. This shall include installation, maintenance, repair, and parts. The Smart City Services shall include lighting poles, public Wi-Fi network for downtown, Cameras, Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Emergency Push Button/Intercom system. The town intends to allow access to infrastructure including conduit, power facilities and electrical services, as well as required authorization to third parties via a License Agreement (approved by Town Council) and any necessary instruments thereto including required insurance.