Electric vehicle (EV) charge point operator Zest has been awarded a place on the NHS Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Framework Agreement for electric vehicle charging solutions.
This NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) framework agreement provides a quick, simple, and compliant procurement route to market for sustainable Transport and Infrastructure solutions for the NHS and the wider public sector.
The framework provides organisations with a PCR15 compliant route to market and the flexibility to direct award to a single supplier or run a mini competition saving valuable time and resources.
The experience, expertise and quality commitment of suppliers is assessed during the tender evaluation, with performance and user satisfaction monitored on an ongoing basis.
Zest provides fully-funded long-term EV charging solutions that can match the scale of public sector ambition. The company is backed by the government-sponsored Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF).
Zest is currently delivering public sector EV projects, working with Hackney to provide the densest charging network in the UK, and with Transport for London to provide comprehensive rapid charging on the TfL road network. The company is also engaged with NHS trusts, primary healthcare groups and provides fleet services for blue-light services.
Robin Heap, Zest CEO, said:
“More than any other organisation in the UK, the NHS has the potential to lead the transition to EV by harnessing the sheer abundance of its car parks and fleets. “This framework enables Zest to support the NHS and wider public sector in lowering their carbon output, improving local air quality and helping to make the EV transition easier for everyone.”