Award of contract to Tesla 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 12 DC charge points at Redbridge Park and Ride under a concession contract.
To award a contract to Tesla for the provision of 12 DC charge points at Redbridge Park and Ride at zero cost to the Council for a contract period of 15 years with an option to extend for a further 5 years.
Reasons for the decision:
An open OJEU tender was conducted on the South East Business Portal, although this is a concession contract, legal advice recommended that to demonstrate best value an OJEU process should be undertaken.
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 response from Tesla ensured a high quality, well planned solution that supported both the Superhub project requirements as well as the growing demand from Tesla 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