Decision details

Decision details

Award of contract to Gamma Energy for Energy Superhub Oxford DC Charging

Decision Maker: Head of Corporate Strategy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Supply and installation and operation and maintenance of a minimum of 10 x Charging Bays at Seacourt Park and Ride, under a Concession Contract.


To award a contract to Gamma Energy for the provision of a minimum of 10 charging bays at Seacourt Park and Ride at zero cost to the Council for a contract period of 10 years.

Reasons for the decision:

An open tender was conducted on the South East Business Portal, although this is a zero cost contract to the Council.

The overall requirement was to obtain responses from potential suppliers that could match the ambition to create the largest EV charging hub in the UK, thus meeting qualitative and technical requirements as well as providing a future proof solution that could expand with the growth of the EV market and related charging demands.

The proposed response from Gamma ensured a high quality, well planned solution that supported both the Superhub project requirements as well as the growing demand from EV drivers for a chargepoint infrastructure across Oxford.


Alternative options considered:

The do nothing option to choose not to deliver the programme was available, but was effectively ruled out after the City Executive Board decided to deliver the programme.

Signed off by senior officers:

Mish Tullar, Head of Corporate Strategy

Decision taken in consultation with:

Jane Winfield, Head of Corporate Property;

Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services;

Susan Sale, Head of Law and Governance.

Publication date: 18/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

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