Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Award of contract to Siemens for the provision, maintenance and management of approximately 1,000 shared power supply electric vehicle charging points for resident use on the public highway.
1.1 That this report be confidential pursuant to paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 because it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of particular person (including the authority holding that information) under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 which is the subject of this report.
1.2 That the Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality approve the recommendation to award the Call-Off Concession Contract for the Provision of Electric Vehicle (EV) shared supply charging points to Siemens Plc for a period of three years from the commencement date in 2022 with the option to extend by up to two further years.
1.3 The call-off contract award sum for the goods and services is £ (redacted) million which incorporates match funding in the sum of (redacted) from the contractor.
2 Reasons for Decision
2.1 The decision was taken to proceed with a direct award of a call-off concession contract under the Go-ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS)/TfL EV Charging Infrastructure Framework Agreement (tfl_scp_001560, ‘the GULCS Framework’, on the basis of Siemens Plc offering some match funding and continuity of services given that they have provided and installed a high number of charge points within the Council. For this round of charge point installations, the Council is looking for the in-column charge point to make up the bulk of the order. This unit sits inside the lamp column and has minimal impact on the streetscape as a result. Siemens are the only supplier on the GULCS Framework to offer the in-column charge point solution (as set out in the GULCS Framework rate card listing the products on offer and with these forming the majority share of the requested services, they therefore offer the lowest overall cost to the Council. The direct award of the call-off contract is permitted in accordance with paragraph 3.16 of the GULCS Framework terms..
2.2 Siemens Plc is currently the only operator on the GULCS Framework to offer an in-column lamp column charge point, which is both the option preferred by the Council’s lighting engineers and is consistent with the Council’s approach to de-cluttering the streets wherever possible.
Publication date: 22/07/2022
Date of decision: 22/07/2022
Effective from: 30/07/2022