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Photo: Michael Marais/Unsplash

The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) blanket purchase agreements, which it says will make it easier for federal customers to buy the EVSE needed to electrify their fleets.

The agency made awards to 16 successful vendors, nine of which are small businesses, according to a press release.

As federal customers electrify their fleets, the agreements will allow them to get everything they need through the GSA — including more than 1,165 EVSE products:

  • Level 1 stations
  • Level 2 stations
  • DC Fast charging stations
  • Solar/off-grid
  • Portable
  • Site planning & EVSE ancillary services to include consulting and project management
  • Power management & metering
  • Network plans & data packages
  • Operation, repair & maintenance plans
  • Other charging types or non-conventional solutions
  • Accessories

To help agencies with installation, GSA will award a supporting Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract for general construction, including design/build services, in the near future. PBS can authorize its construction contractors to purchase EV equipment directly from the Federal Aquisition Service EVSE contracts. All products and ordering resources will be posted on GSA's website over the coming weeks.

In December 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the federal government to acquire 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The president’s proposed budget for FY23 includes $300 million for GSA and $457 million for other agencies to help facilitate the administration’s goal to adopt electric vehicles by building charging infrastructure, purchasing electric vehicles, and consolidating existing conventionally-fueled vehicles into the GSA leased fleet.

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