Members Power Addition of Electric Vehicle Supply Category
As the popularity of electric vehicles surges so does the need for charging stations, software, and related services
NJPA recently awarded contracts in the “Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Related Services,” category through solicitation #051017. NJPA contracts are solicited across North America and competitively awarded on behalf of NJPA current and potential government and education member agencies.
“What we wanted to accomplish with this contract solicitation was to provide our members a variety of simplified charging solutions that make sense for them."
STAPLES, Minn. (24 August 2017) - As the popularity of electric vehicles surges in the public and within government, education, and nonprofit organizations, so does the need for charging stations, software, and related services. To help its public-serving members throughout the U.S., and Canada find viable solutions, National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) did extensive research and conducted a nationwide competitive solicitation in the category of, “Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Related Services.”
NJPA is pleased to announce it has awarded five vendors in its newest category: AeroVironment, ChargePoint Inc, Greenlots, LilyPad EV, and Siemens Industry. Through these awarded vendors, members can find everything they need to provide charging solutions for any size project or program, from just one vehicle to public parking spaces and ramps, up to a full fleet of vehicles.
Contract Administrator Scott Carr says NJPA received an abundance of input from several members to understand what needs exist within the electric vehicle space.
“The EVSE industry is evolving very quickly with many complexities to understand,” Carr explained. “What we wanted to accomplish with this contract solicitation was to provide our members a variety of simplified charging solutions that make sense for them. Now, our members have the ability to pair our electric vehicle contracts with our charging infrastructure contracts for a turnkey solution.”
The contracts, which will streamline the purchase and service acquisition process, were effective as of July 25, 2017.
Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.