Eighteen Scottish businesses have secured a place on a national electric vehicle charging point contract, that will help Scotland's councils work towards having ultra-low emission vehicle fleets.
Scotland Excel's first ever electric vehicle charging infrastructure framework has gone live to support the phasing out new petrol and diesel cars from the public sector fleet, as the country aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2045.
The framework will enable councils and other public bodies to source the supply, installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging points, from companies who have been through the tender process and are ready to do business.
A total of 33 suppliers – all UK based - have joined the first-generation framework. They each now have the opportunity to secure a share of the business, which is expected to be worth £80m over four years.
Julie Welsh, Chief Executive of Scotland Excel, said: "I welcome the launch of this new contract that will give councils and other public organisations the support they need to efficiently source the range of products and services needed for the supply, installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
"With sustainability at its core, this framework will underpin the Scottish Government's drive for net zero by 2045. It will support councils in their efforts to reduce emissions from council fleets by phasing out new petrol and diesel cars in the coming years.
"It will also bring significant opportunities for the businesses that have secured a place on the framework, which includes 18 Scottish suppliers – 12 of which are Scottish SMEs."
In terms of social benefits, all 33 suppliers are committed to returning community benefits through the framework, while 28 pay the Real Living Wage.
The framework went live on Monday 30 May 2022.
Notes to editors:
Scotland Excel is the national centre of procurement expertise for the local government sector. It is a leading shared service, funded by all 32 Scottish councils.
The Scotland Excel electric vehicle charging infrastructure framework is expected to be worth £20m a year. It will run for an initial two-year term with the opportunity for two 12 months extension periods.
The framework underpins the aspirations of the Scottish Government's climate change plan.
Scotland Excel has an extensive portfolio of collaborative frameworks which are in place to help councils and associate members source a wide range of goods and services. Councils choose which frameworks to use, and they choose which framework suppliers to work with.
The 33 framework suppliers are listed below.
Bmm Energy Solutions Ltd Small Scotland: Lanark
Boyd Brothers (Fauldhouse) Ltd Small Scotland: Livingston
Centregreat Limited Medium Scotland: Ayr
Chargemaster Ltd t/a bp pulse Large England: Milton Keynes
City Electrical Factors Limited Large England: Kenilworth
Connected Kerb Limited Medium England: London
Easy Heat Systems Ltd Medium Scotland: Perth
Edmundson Electrical Ltd Large Scotland: Kirkintilloch
Enerveo Limited Large England: Reading
Entrust Smart Home Microgrid Micro England: Lancaster
Everwarm Ltd Large Scotland: Bathgate
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Limited Large England: Basildon
GPH Builders Merchants Ltd Medium Scotland: Inverurie
John G. Mackintosh Limited Medium Scotland: Edinburgh
Jorro Ltd Micro Scotland: Glasgow
Juuce Ltd t/a EO Charging Medium England: Stowmarket
Liberty Charge Limited Large England: Hammersmith
Metric Group Ltd Medium England: Swindon
Morrison Energy Services Ltd Large England: Stevenage
MP Group U K Ltd Small Scotland: Glasgow
Munro Wilson Limited Micro Scotland: Whitsome (Borders)
Procast Energy Services ltd Small Scotland: Strathaven
Rexel UK Limited Large England: Birmingham
Ross-Shire Engineering Ltd Large Scotland: Inverness
Saltire Facilities Management Medium Scotland: Bellshill
Scottish Power Energy Retail Ltd Large Scotland: Glasgow
SSUK Ltd Small Scotland: Glasgow
Story Contracting Ltd Large Scotland: Glasgow
SWARCO UK LIMITED Medium England: Hemel Hempstead
Valley Group Limited Small Scotland: Glasgow
W.G.M (ENGINEERING) LIMITED Large Scotland: Glasgow
Yunex Limited Large England: Poole
Zaptec U.K. Ltd Large England: Broseley
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