Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet will be asked to approve procurement proposals relating to the delivery of up to 250 publicly available electric vehicle charge-points across the Borough by 2026 as part of the Council’s commitment to meet its 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets and address issues of poor air quality caused by nitrous oxides (NOx) caused by car emissions.
Cabinet resolved to:
(i) Approve the delivery of 250 electric vehicle charge-points fitted with air quality sensors tracking NOx, PM and CO2 emissions with future-proof capability to provide neutral hosting for 5G telecom networks across Council-owned public realm in 2022, subject to funding being secured from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV);
(ii) Approve, subject to the endorsement of the Procurement Board, the use of the Kent Commercial Services Framework to directly award to Connected Kerb to deliver the pilot scheme on the basis that the goods and services provided are unique; and
(iii) Delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Inclusive Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Core Services and the Strategic Director, Law and Governance, to enter into contracts and all other necessary or ancillary agreements, including grant applications / awards, in accordance with the strategy set out in the report.
Report author: Neil Pearce
Publication date: 19/01/2022
Date of decision: 18/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 18/01/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 27/01/2022