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Contract Award for the Scaling on street charging infastructure

Meeting: 01/09/2021 - Cabinet (Item 43)

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To consider the award of the contract for the installation of EV charging points across the District to a number of SLDC car parks.

 

Note – In accordance with Section 100B(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, copies of Appendices 1 and 2 to the report are excluded from inspection by members of the public as they contain information as described in Schedule 12A of the Act, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, as follows:-

 

Paragraph 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

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Minutes:

Summary

 

The Climate Emergency and Localism Portfolio Holder presented the report.  South Lakeland District Council had, in October 2019, agreed to be part of the Innovate UK fully-funded project that would see EV charging points installed across the Council’s car parks, namely:-

 

·         Kendal, South Lakeland House

·         Kendal, Peppercorn Lane

·         Kendal Stricklandgate House

·         Grange over Sands, Kents Bank Road

·         Ulverston, Buxton Place

·         Ulverston, Daltongate

·         Bowness, Rayrigg Road

·         Windermere, Broad Street

·         Ambleside, King Street

·         Grasmere, Red Bank Road

 

This would provide a number of benefits to the Council: the District would benefit from the installation of EV charging points at a number of locations; the research obtained through this project could be used in considering future support for EV Charging infrastructure with the District; and this provided opportunity to work collaboratively with public bodies, charities, private businesses and residents to research the use of electric vehicles. 

 

As set out within the report, approval was now being sought to award the contract for groundworks installation following competitive tender and for the order to be placed with Electricity Northwest Ltd (ENWL) who were the statutory undertakers for this area to install the necessary supply to the proposed charging points.

 

The Climate Emergency and Localism Portfolio Holder thanked officers for pursuing the project during difficult times.

 

Note – A tender analysis report regarding the contract award for the scaling on street charging infrastructure was included as Appendix 1 to the report in Part ll of the Agenda and, in addition, details relating to Electricity Northwest Ltd Quotations were included as Appendix 2 to the report in Part II of the Agenda, which were excluded from inspection by members of the public in accordance with Section 100 (B) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, and, in all the circumstances of the case, it was considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing it.  Copies of the documents were excluded, as they contained information as described in Schedule 12A of the Act as follows:-

 

- Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  (Paragraph 3)

 

Attention was drawn to the potential impact on parking fees and electricity in future years as more electric vehicles came into use.  The Climate Emergency and Localism Portfolio Holder agreed with a suggestion for the need for future-proofing of the groundworks to enable more points to be added in the future as more people became able to afford electric vehicles.  The Director of Customer and Commercial Services explained that part of the process was for ENWL to carry out appropriate installation of an electric supply to the charging points and he hoped that this installation would be future-proofed.

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)        approval be given for the project to proceed to contract award for the groundworks contract following competitive tender as noted in the Part II Appendix 1 to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43