30 April 2021

Electric vehicle charging points framework: PIN live

New national framework will underpin Scotland's green recovery

Scotland Excel is preparing to launch the first national framework to help councils source the supply, installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging points.

The framework is being developed to support Scotland’s local authorities with their plans to introduce charging infrastructure, by giving them quick and efficient access to suppliers who will have gone through the detailed tender process.

The Centre of Procurement Expertise for Local Government has just published the Prior Information Notice (PIN) to let potential suppliers know the framework is being developed, ahead of the tender being published in summer.

Julie Welsh, Chief Executive of Scotland Excel, said: “The Scottish local government sector’s response to the climate emergency is gaining momentum with a key focus on reducing emissions and low carbon travel in coming years. Our new framework for electric vehicle charging points will underpin and support these efforts by giving all 32 Scottish councils access to a framework of suppliers ready to do business.

“Development of the framework is now firmly underway with the Prior Information Notice published to inform potential suppliers who could provide works and services around the supply, installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging points. I look forward to the further development and launch of this new framework that will support Scotland’s green recovery.”

The Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been published for the framework to supply, install and maintain electric vehicle charging points and additional items (e.g. solar canopies, battery storage solutions) for depots, fleets and workplaces, and on-street and off-street units.

Businesses interested in finding out more about the framework can access the PIN on Public Contracts Scotland.