According to the Councils web site,
“the contract will cover the purchase of various EV charging infrastructure assets and associated support services. The intention is to procure £1.25M of assets and services from this contract initially, and the contract will give us to option to procure up to £5M of assets and services in the future”.
The successful tenderer was Chargemaster Limited
The Council says, “a competitive tender was carried out through the ESPO framework between 14th Aug and 4th Sep 2020.
Of the £1.25M of initial purchases, £800k will be externally funded by a successful bid to the YNYER LEP. The remaining £450k will be funded by City of York Council”.
“An Executive Decision has already been made to undertake EV infrastructure works; a record of this decision is available.
Executive approval for the required budget was made during the budget process and has already been assigned to the Transport Capital Programme.
As such, there are sufficient Executive decisions in place to permit an Officer Decision on the signing of the contract.
This reasoning has been reviewed by Legal Services and Finance who support this approach, on the understanding that purchases from the contract beyond the initial £1.25M amount will require additional decision making authorisation.
No details of the other tenders received have been published