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Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (VCI)

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This ESPO framework 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. Awarded suppliers are able to supply, deliver, install and commission electric vehicle charge points to your specifications, with the latest technology being available. Purchase and lease options are both offered. Service and maintenance of existing EVCPs, consultancy services and emerging technologies, including battery energy storage, vehicle to grid, car port chargers, wireless chargers, bi-directional chargers, integrated sockets, mobile chargers, bus chargers and opportunity chargers, are also available.

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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.

  • Access to market leading suppliers and the latest products and services.
  • Direct award call-off option. The framework is enabled so as to allow for direct award. For customers who have already conducted a ‘desktop evaluation’, a direct award can simplify the process, reducing time and cost in comparison to further competition. For those with more complex requirements, further competition is also offered.
  • Customers can purchase or lease anything from a single charge point to a full vehicle charging solution with back office for a number of sites.
  • Turnkey/end-to-end solutions are available, or Customers can pick and choose which elements they require from the supply chain (e.g. self-install).
  • Access to further competition template documents free of charge.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability.
  • What you see is what you pay – there are no additional charges.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions. No need to worry about what terms and conditions to use as they’ve been pre-agreed under the framework and will underpin all orders.
  • Social value benefits can be obtained.
  • BMM Energy
  • bp pulse
  • Clarke EV
  • Connected Kerb Limited
  • Crystal Electronics Limited
  • E.ON Energy Solutions Limited
  • EB Charging Ltd
  • Joju
  • EO Charging
  • Mer Fleet Services Limited
  • POD Point
  • SEE Services
  • Swarco Smart Charging Ltd
  • Ubitricity Distributed Energy Systems UK Limited
  • UK Power Networks Services (Commercial) Limited
  • Yunex Traffic
  • Flowbird Smart City UK Ltd
  • Compleo Charging Solutions UK Limited
  • Project Better Energy Limited
  • Ultra EVC Limited
  • Atkins Limited
  • Boyd Brothers (Fauldhouse) Limited
  • Buro Happold Limited
  • Carbon Point Limited
  • Cenex
  • Costain Limited
  • Ernst & Young
  • Hilson Moran Partnership Limited
  • IBI Group (UK) Limited
  • Project Centre Limited
  • Steer Davies & Gleave Limited
  • Expleo Engineering UK Limited

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

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 25/10/2023
Extension Option 25/10/2025
Contract Notice 2021/S 000-011748
Award Notice 2021/S 000-029453