NSW Climate and Energy Action is investing $10 million to support local government and charge point operators to install kerbside electric vehicle chargers across metropolitan NSW through the EV Kerbside Charging Grants.
The grants are designed to help make it easier to own an electric vehicle by providing kerbside charging in locations where off-street parking is limited. This means that the grants are only available to select councils in metropolitan NSW.
Councils can choose to submit a grant application to install and operate kerbside chargers themselves or partner with charge point operators who will own and operate the chargers on land leased by council.
Round 1 is now open and $3 million in co-funding is available. Round 1 of the grant closes 17 November 2023.
How LGP can help:
LGP321 Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure Panel
LGP has a panel contract that can expedite the procurement of the supply and installation of the charging stations. The Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure panel has seven high-quality suppliers who can provide a range of EV charging stations. Services available on the panel include the supply and installation of charging stations as well as maintenance and consulting services. By using LGP321 Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure, you can avoid having to run an open tender process, which means that there is less procurement effort required and the charging stations can be installed and up and running much more quickly.
Other LGP Panels
The other LGP panels that may assist you are:
- Line marking works and services (LGP120)
- Road signs and associated hardware and products (LGP114-2)
Detailed information about all LGP panels and approved suppliers can be found in VendorPanel.
Provision of Procurement Advice
If a council wants to partner with charge point operators who will own and operate the chargers on land leased by council, it’s important to understand that Section 55 of the Local Government Act will likely apply. This is because contracts for leasing of land must go out to open tender unless clause 55(3)(e) applies:
Clause 55(3)(e) This section [Section 55] does not apply to the following contracts…
(e) a contract for the leasing or licensing of land by the council, other than the leasing or licensing of community land for a term exceeding 5 years to a body that is not a non-profit organisation.
LGP is able to provide procurement advice to councils including potential procurement strategies to ensure best value for money is obtained when going to market.
More information about the Electric Vehicle Kerbside Charging Grants, including eligibility criteria can be found here
For more information, please contact your Business Development Manager.