The City of Tacoma has issued a request for proposals for an “Advanced Metering Infrastructure Technology and Services” project.

Qualified vendors should submit a plan to implement an Advanced Metering Infrastructure communications system, electric meters, water meters, and information systems for the management and control of the network.

The city, which issued the RFP in partnership with Tacoma Public Utilities, prefers to purchase an AMI system that has proven to work well in other similar-sized utilities. The city and TPU also prefer to award a single contract for all water and electric meters, but may decide otherwise depending on the submissions received.

The awarded contract will be for a minimum of three years, including a one-year period for maintenance and support. TPU estimates that the cost of the project will be approximately $60 million.

The submission deadline is May 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. Questions about the project are due on Apr. 26, 2018.