|RFx ID :||24347924|
|Tender Name :||Sourcing, installation and operation of EV charging stations for HCC and WCC|
|Reference # :||2021-024|
|Open Date :||Tuesday, 25 May 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 28 June 2021 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Cluster [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Wellington City has a goal of net zero carbon by 2050 – as laid out in Te Atakura – First to Zero which was adopted by Council in 2019. This aspiration heavily relies on Let’s Get Wellington Moving, Planning for Growth, and the transition to electric vehicles to deliver on its goals. WCC has determined there is also an opportunity through Electric Vehicle (EV) charging, to support the one third of Wellingtonians who don’t currently have access to off street parking or garaging to make the transition to an electric vehicle.
Lower Hutt also has a de facto goal of reducing emissions to net zero by 2050, and is currently developing a city-wide carbon reduction roadmap. Considering transport makes up more than 50% of the carbon footprint of Lower Hutt, enabling the electrification of the transport sector will be an essential component to achieve the zero carbon goal.
It is anticipated that there will be significant potential demand for charging stations in the future, driven both by the current 3,000 electric vehicles in the wider Wellington Region and the likely growth in electric vehicle numbers as climate action gains pace and costs of EVs reduces. Installing EV charging stations is an important part of growing that demand. Projected figures are very difficult to estimate with any degree of certainty, however, a report commissioned jointly by the councils in the Wellington Region suggested that to increase the current 3000 electric vehicles in the Wellington region over the next 5 years, approximately 150+ DC charging stations are required. HCC and WCC have collectively set aside between $3.5m and $4m over the next five years and aim to apply for government co-funding to raise this number to $4.5m-5.5m from the EECA Low Emissions Vehicles Contestable Fund to fund the sourcing, installation and operation of 80 plus EV charging stations.
The successful Respondent will be experienced and have a track-record in successfully sourcing, installing and operating medium-speed DC EV charging stations. They must have adequate capability and capacity assigned to this project to meet the expected timeframes and deliverables.