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SC22192 - Electric Bus Charging Solutions



This is a call for competition for electric bus charging solutions including: (1) civil engineering and electrical works to design, supply, build, construct, install, and energise “Electric Vehicle Charging Systems” (<span>including on-street Opportunity Chargers, associated power cabinets, substation equipment, ducting, & cabling</span>) required to power future fleets of electric buses serving the Fastrack Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) networks in Kent; (2) associated civil engineering works, including (but not limited to) surfacing the Acacia Hall Bus Hub; and (3) long-term asset management, repair and maintenance, and support services for the Electric Vehicle Charging Systems. KCC requires three “Electric Vehicle Charging Systems” (<span>including on-street Opportunity Chargers, cabinets, substation equipment, ducting, and cabling</span>) installed and energised (including system design, purchase, installation, and testing) to power the future electric Fastrack services due to start during 2024 at the following three Site locations: (1) Electric Vehicle Charging System with 3 Opportunity Chargers at Acacia Hall Bus Hub (Acacia Hall Car Park Dartford, Kent.<span>  </span>DA1 1JB); (2) Electric Vehicle Charging System with 2 Opportunity Chargers at Gravesend Bus Hub (Garrick Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 0DW); and (3) Electric Vehicle Charging System with 1 Opportunity Charger at Dover Priory Station (Priory Station Approach Road, Dover, Kent.<span>  </span>CT17 9SB). KCC has started the process of acquiring landowner permissions (with Network Rail & Dartford BC), Planning Permissions (subject to final designs), and has already obtained ‘Point of Connection’ Offer letters for the 3 locations from UKPN, the Distribution Network Operator in the South East. <strong>Further details regarding the scope of this opportunity is attached to this advert.<span>  </span></strong>KCC would like to take the opportunity to invite manufacturers/providers of EV charging solutions, and civil engineering works contractors (specifically ‘Pantograph Down’ on-street Opportunity Chargers) to express an interest in providing SOME OR ALL of the scope of these requirements and complete the attached <strong>‘Market Engagement Questionnaire’</strong>, to be followed by the completion of a Selection Questionnaire. Organisations who express an interest in this opportunity will be invited to an<strong> online Market Engagement webinar event (hosted via MS Teams) which will take place at 15:00 – 16:30 on Thursday 2 February 2023.</strong> Responses to Market Engagement Questionnaire will be used to refine KCC’s requirements for the electric bus charging solutions, the final version of which will be shared with Candidates shortlisted to tender as part of the ‘Invitation to Tender’ documentation. Please complete the Market Engagement Questionnaire and return via email to by <strong>Thursday 9 February 2023</strong>.<span>  </span>It is KCC’s intention to publish the<span>  </span>Selection Questionnaire. Please note it is KCC’s intention to publish the Selection Questionnaire in due course, after the deadline for Market Engagement Questionnaires has passed.<span>  </span> For avoidance of doubt, all organisations who express an interest in this opportunity will be provided with automatic online access to submit a response to the Selection Questionnaire regardless of whether they have responded to the Market Engagement Questionnaire. <strong>A full specification of requirements will be provided to tenderers as part of the Invitation to Tender stage of this procurement procedure.</strong> <strong>Please register an interest in this opportunity online (via this advert) to gain automatic access to the 'Call for Competition' documentation, including the Selection Questionnaire.</strong> Keywords: Public Transport, Civil Engineering, Bus Charging, Electric Vehicle, EV


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2 months ago

Close date

22 days ago

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Kent County Council

Adam Chilvers

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