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Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (VCI)

Status: Active

Provides access to a vast range of vehicle charging infrastructure solutions including fast/rapid and ultra-rapid electric vehicle chargers and compatible back-office solutions from market leading suppliers.

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Framework Accordion Title

The framework is essentially a select list of suppliers, all with a proven and successful track record of delivering vehicle charging infrastructure, from which customers may set up supply arrangements quickly and simply.

Lot 1 Purchase of Electric Vehicle Charge Points

Lot 1 covers the outright purchase of electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs). Suppliers can supply, deliver, install, commission warrant, and maintain EVCPs to the customers’ specifications. Turnkey / end-to-end solutions are available, or Customers can pick and choose which elements they require from the supply chain. All types of charger are covered e.g. fast/rapid/ultra-rapid, AC, DC, etc. Call-offs can be made via direct award or further competition.

Lot 2 Lease of Electric Vehicle Charge Points

Customers pay a monthly price per EVCP which covers a lease for the supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, warranty and maintenance of the unit(s). Other funding options may be available under the framework i.e. lease purchase, contract hire, hire purchase by arrangement with the suppliers directly. Call-offs can be made via direct award or via further competition.

Lot 3 Back Office Solutions

Customers who are looking for an EVCP which includes a back office can use Lots 1 or 2 above, which offer charging equipment with a back office included. If however, you are a customer who already has EVCPs in place, but wish to secure a new supplier for your back office / Charge Point Management System, then you are able to use the comprehensive supplier offerings in this lot. Call-offs can be made via direct award or further competition.

Lot 4 Service and Maintenance

Lot 4 covers service and maintenance of existing EVCPs for Customers that are either out of maintenance cover or warranty. It allows Customers to procure ongoing charger support.

Lot 5 Consultancy Services (including site survey and feasibility studies)

Lot 5 covers consultancy services to Customers with no pre-existing specification for EV chargers, including, but not limited to, site survey, energy capacity assessment, usage evaluation, scenario guidance, grant application assistance, specification guidance and drafting assistance.

Lot 6.1 Emerging Technology - Battery Energy Storage

Lot 6.1 covers new, developing technologies in Battery Energy Storage.

Lot 6.2 Emerging Technology - Vehicle to Grid

Lot 6.2 covers new, developing technologies in Vehicle to Grid

Lot 6.3 Emerging Technology - Car Port Charging (including solar)

Lot 6.3 covers new, developing technologies in Car Port Charging (including solar)

Lot 6.4 Emerging Technology - Wireless charging

Lot 6.4 covers new, developing technologies in Wireless charging

Lot 6.5 Emerging Technology - Bi-directional Chargers

Lot 6.5 covers new, developing technologies in Bi-directional Chargers

Lot 6.6 Emerging Technology - Integrated sockets

Lot 6.6 covers new, developing technologies in Integrated sockets

Lot 6.7 Emerging Technology - Mobile Chargers

Lot 6.7 covers new, developing technologies in Mobile Chargers

Lot 6.8 Emerging Technology - Bus Chargers

Lot 6.8 covers new, developing technologies in Bus Chargers

Lot 6.9 Emerging Technology - Opportunity Chargers

Lot 6.9 covers new, developing technologies in Opportunity Chargers.

  • Wide range of market leading suppliers.
  • Specific Lots including Service and Maintenance, Consultancy and Emerging Technology.
  • ESPO tested suppliers’ ability to provide social value to customers in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.
  • Due to the bespoke nature of EV requirements ESPO would suggest an expression of interest exercise. We can run this on your behalf if you contact
  • All installation costs are ‘Price on Application’.
  • If this were a brand-new EV installation, we would always recommend a site survey followed by a further competition.
  • AtkinsRéalis UK Limited
  • Blink Charging UK Limited
  • BMM Energy
  • Boyd Brothers (Fauldhouse) Limited
  • bp pulse
  • Buro Happold Limited
  • Carbon Point Limited
  • Cenex
  • Compleo Charging Solutions UK Limited
  • Connected Kerb Limited
  • Crystal Electronics Limited
  • E.ON Energy Solutions Limited
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Flowbird Smart City UK Ltd
  • Hilson Moran Partnership
  • IBI Group (UK) Limited
  • Joju
  • Mer Fleet Services Limited
  • POD Point
  • Project Better Energy Limited
  • Project Centre Limited
  • SEE Services Ltd
  • Steer Davies & Gleave Limited
  • Swarco Smart Charging Ltd
  • Ubitricity Distributed Energy Systems UK Limited
  • UK Power Networks Services (Commercial) Limited
  • Ultra EVC Limited
  • Yunex Traffic

If you’d like to contact us, quote reference Framework 636_21 and enquire at;

Rachel Selwyn-Smith Rachel Selwyn-Smith 07880 063251

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Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (VCI)

Key Facts
Framework 636_21
Start Date 26/10/2021
End Date 25/10/2025
Extension Option N/A
Contract Notice 2021/S 000-011748
Award Notice 2021/S 000-029453
Procurement Type Direct Award or Further Competition