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RFP - Delivery Agent for Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charging Network Infrastructure Program For the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables

Solicitation number DOC1201954267

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/01/10 13:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description

    The response deadline time is 14:00 Atlantic Time. Bids must be submitted by the response deadline of 14:00 Atlantic Time; bids submitted after 14:00 Atlantic Time will be rejected. Response Deadline Time: 14:00 Atlantic Time

    Nova Scotia’s goal for EV adoption is to achieve 30% zero-emission vehicles sales of all light duty and personal vehicles in the province by 2030 (30 by 30). To support this target Nova Scotia needs to expand the existing EV fast charging network.

    In April 2022, the government approved a budget of $4M to be spent over four years to develop an EV fast charging network in Nova Scotia. This funding will be used to implement the “EV Fast Charging Network Infrastructure Program” and will encourage potential program participants to install new fast chargers by offering 25% to 50% funding for fast charger capital costs. The EV Fast Charging Network Infrastructure Program will prioritize building more capacity at existing charger locations along the TransCanada Highway, add chargers where there are network gaps, and ensure our smaller towns and rural communities have equitable access to EV charging.

    The objective of this RFP is to select a Delivery Agent to develop and administer the EV Fast Charging Network Infrastructure Program. Under the guidance of NRR, the Delivery Agent will be responsible for successful administration of program funding to maximize the fast-charging network development. Key components of the work will include, but not be limited to:

    · Developing program guidelines
    · Working with NRR, other stakeholders and rightsholders to identify and prioritize the fast charger locations,
    · Supporting program participants with their program application(s),
    · Ensuring technical and operational requirements are met by program participants.

    Tender notices on CanadaBuys published for Nova Scotia Public Sector Entities may not reflect amendments. For tender documents and up-to-date addenda, refer to the Nova Scotia Procurement Portal: https://procurement.novascotia.ca/tender-details.aspx?id=DOC1201954267

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    Notes:
    The Province of Nova Scotia does not post budget information. The opportunity amount listed does not reflect the province’s actual project estimate.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 48 month(s).

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Province of Nova Scotia
    Address

    5161 George Street - Suite 600

    Halifax, NS, B3J 1M7
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Marilyn Foulkes
    Phone
    (902) 424-3333
    Email
    ptenders@novascotia.ca
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