The US General Services Administration (GSA) recently issued a government-wide, $220-million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), which establishes a streamlined procurement process for federal agencies to purchase electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and ancillary services to support the electrification of their vehicle fleets. The US government operates some 650,000 vehicles.
Network operator EV Connect, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, has announced that its products and services are now included in the EVSE BPA. Approved partners, including ABM, Ameresco, District Fleet, PLEMCo and Verdek, as well as government customers and federal contractors, will be able to select EV Connect to support their fleet electrification plans.
EV Connect’s services include turnkey charging solutions encompassing hardware installation, site preparation, station management software and ongoing maintenance.
The GSA EVSE BPA encompasses Level 2 charging stations, DC fast chargers, site planning services, installation, smart charging software and other EVSE-related solutions. The GSA has established 16 BPA-holders and multiple brands to guide agencies through consulting and support services that simplify (!) the purchase process and provide access to vendors that meet security and privacy requirements.
“It will take the collaboration of the entire industry to meet the federal government’s ambitious goals for zero-emissions transportation,” said Scott Kaptur, Director of Federal Sales at EV Connect. “It is through relationships like those with our partners on the GSA EVSE contract that we can streamline and simplify EV charging.”
Source: EV Connect