Following extensive work between Essential Energy and Southern Lights NSW representatives, the tender documentation for the Smart Control System which enables the lights to communicate with a Central Management System was completed earlier this month. The tender, which was released on 16 September, is generating worldwide interest, . Given the scope of the procurement we anticipate that it will be completed by early 2020. Southern Lights NSW is represented on the tender specification and tender evaluation committees and has been very active in both, ensuring the needs of councils are reflected in both the specifications and evaluation processes.

A briefing for interested suppliers will be held in Sydney on 27 September, 2019. The tender is available for download from Essential Energy’s Tenderlink site.

Tracey Cornell