Electrical Vehicle Charging Points and Associated Services
Framework Number: Y21002
Framework Period: 01 November 2020 - 31 October 2024
Contract Arranged by: KCS
Last Updated: 21 July 2021
The Framework Agreement supplier(s) for both LOTS will provide a turnkey service covering the following key areas:
Feasibility Study – includes assessing viability of locations, obtaining any required
permissions, licences or planning consent, product selection, liaising with all relevant
operators and authorities, providing a full report of financial options and costs to the
Associated services include solar equipment, panels and services, battery
storage and carp park canopies though this is not an all-inclusive list and depends on
individual customer requirements.
Installation & Deployment – to provide and install the correct equipment to requested location as per the Purchase Order, including electrical vehicle (EV) chargers, pantograph charging, signage, parking bay markings,
cabling and back office connections.
Service & Management – includes service, maintenance, monitoring as well as
management of charging points and pantograph charging solutions (this will include
any existing charge points that have been adopted - LOT 1) provision of management
information, ensuring public awareness and collaboration with suitable media such as
Zap Map and the National Chargepoint Registry (NCR) LOT 1 only.
What are the benefits of using this framework?
- All our frameworks are free to access
- This framework is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
- Authorised Participants can re-open competition within the framework, removing the need for a full tender exercise or lengthy supplier evaluation each time they have an electrical vehicle or associated service requirement, saving time and costs associated with procurement exercises.
- Direct award capability giving you a quick, easy and OJEU compliant route to procurement.
- The terms and conditions are safe and designed to protect you
- Free and full support on using the framework through the KCS Professional Services team.
- You are able to benefit from aggregated spend and lower pricing based on the value of the overall contract, even on low spend orders.
- The framework will be managed and monitored by KCS Professional Services (acting for Kent County Council) on behalf of our customers and your views and requirements will be taken into account when reviewing and developing the contract.
KCS Professional Services, acting for and on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC) has created a regional, user friendly, time and cost-effective Framework Agreement for the supply of Electrical Vehicle Charging Points and Associated Services.
Electrical Vehicle Charging Points & Associated Services
Initially in Kent there will be 156 sites to start with, which require a range of charger speeds. It is expected that the supplier will fund most of the works and provide a revenue share back to the Customer. Government Grants (namely On-street Charging Scheme) could be applied for as part of the project and other external funding may be provided by project partners. The SE7 (South East Seven) are looking for Suppliers to provide an affordable charging network that will be widely used within the respective areas.
Following the Governments pledge to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, the sale of new petrol & diesel cars will be banned by 2030. This Framework Agreement will assist regional public sector organisations in being prepared for the increase in demand for charging points.
Bus Charging Solutions
Initially in Kent there is a requirement for an EV infrastructure that accommodates the power requirements and charging profile of Fastrack services. Infrastructure will need to be future proofed, taking into account service expansion as well as ensuring charge point hardware supports open protocol standards to allow flexibility of access and shared infrastructure opportunities to support increased electric bus future transition and wider community uptake.
The opportunities will need to link and support the wider regeneration plans for the area allowing local
communities to benefit from sustainable transport modes, access to charging infrastructure, local energy
generation, support Zero Carbon plans and local air quality.
Who can use this framework?
This is a regional framework in conjunction with KCC and will allow access to all public sector bodies, located within the SE7 (South East Seven) locations, which are: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Medway, Surrey, West Sussex.
The Framework Agreement is also open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies. Full details of the classification of potential Contracting Bodies and end user’s geographical areas and organisation classifications can be found in the OJEU notice.