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Why should Public Sector bodies use existing frameworks for their tendering process – and how to use them

Using existing frameworks can save authorities time and money in tendering processes. So what are they, and how do they work?

The UK government recently announced that progress towards the country’s transport decarbonisation objectives must be accelerated – with local authorities playing a ‘crucial role’ if ‘net zero’ targets are to be achieved. 

In recognition of these responsibilities, a new £500 million funding package was unveiled to support LAs in boosting public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, particularly in areas where residents lack off-street parking. 

This investment – unveiled in the updated Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy – forms part of a wider £1.6 billion EV transition funding increase, and comes amid plans to increase the number of public EV chargepoints to 300,000 by 2030. 

The government has made an existing Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework available for LAs to use to procure a commercial partner – such as EV charging specialists Mer – to install public EV chargepoints.   

Councils also have the choice to use a framework designed by another specialist  procurement body, or to create their own. 

But what is a framework and how can LAs use them? 

Contact Mer to find out more about the frameworks available to you:

Commercial Vehicle Show 2022

18. May 2022

Commercial Vehicle Show 2022

This year we will be attending the Commercial Vehicle Show (CVS) to share our knowledge and expertise on electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Electric Car Charge Point at Hoults Yard, Newcastle

11. May 2022

Case Study – Green light for EV charging at Hoults Yard

Newcastle’s premier business village, Hoults Yard, has installed 12 electric vehicle (EV) charge points, which are accessible to tenants as well as local residents.

10. May 2022

Mer helps to drive the future of electric vehicles in Eastleigh

Mer, a leading European electric vehicle (EV) charging company, will install and operate four new EV charging sites at key locations across Eastleigh.