Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Cloud-based Subscription Services

The Office of Sustainability and Resilience (OSR) in the General Services Department is responsible for guiding the implementation of the Strategic Energy Action Plan. SEAP goals are integrated across the City’s operations of 200+ municipal facilities, structures, and assets, with a range of uses including office, warehouse, storage, parking, vehicle maintenance, communication towers, and public safety.  Currently, there are approximately 103 Level II and one Level III City-owned EV chargers installed across the city.  These stations are Chargepoint Stations and are currently covered under a 5-year warranty and service agreement.

The City is currently studying 850 additional vehicles for near-term electrification and associated infrastructure needs.  The City is issuing this RFP for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and related Electric Vehicle Charging Software services to support the SEAP goals.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select an EVSE vendor for future EVSE procurements to support future charging needs.  The City of Charlotte would contract with the selected firm for the purchase of EVSE hardware and cloud-based subscription services.  The majority of installed EVSE will be for fleet charging.  There will be some need for publicly available chargers which will require the ability to accept payment.

The City is seeking to hire an experienced and qualified Vendor that can provide a turnkey solution of all equipment, corresponding software and networking, accessories, and warranties.  In addition, we will be considering inclusion of a maintenance services contract.

Large Utility Bodies

Charlotte Water will purchase heavy duty truck bodies for replacement vehicles, and new vehicles that may be needed for future operations. Utility truck bodies are installed on separate cab/chassis assemblies which are purchased from a different vendor that is already under contract. The truck bodies purchased on this contract come in different configurations based on the intended use of each specific vehicle. They are installed on trucks used by construction crews in the course of field maintenance and repair tasks throughout the water and wastewater system.

SAFT LRV S70 Replacement Batteries

Charlotte Area Transit System Rail Division is requesting to purchase 12 LRV S70 SAFT NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERY MODEL SRX220F3 COMPRISED OF 20 HIGH RATE SINTERED/PBE CELLS housed. The original life span of the current batteries have reached their maximum production life and inventory spares need to be replaced to ensure revenue service isn’t interrupted.

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