Blink Charging has announced a successful contract award with the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program (CPP) as an official vendor for electric vehicle power stations, according to a press release.
The CPP, which was established in 1993, offers cooperative purchasing contracts for law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue departments and other first responder entities, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies such as counties and local municipalities both in Florida and across the country.
The CPP announced a new contract that includes electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) earlier this year.
“The Florida Sheriffs Association Cooperative Purchasing Program is excited to welcome Blink to our new electric vehicle charging stations and software contract,” said FSA Executive Director Steve Casey. “The new FSA contract will streamline the integration and execution of electric vehicle deployment for local governments and municipalities, improving mobility and safety for the ever-increasing number of Floridians that drive electric cars.”
The CPP allows agencies to aggregate demand to procure EV hardware and services from pre-selected EV charging suppliers including Florida-based Blink. As a CPP vendor, Blink products will be made widely available to CPP participants, providing them with direct access to Blink’s EV charging solutions.
“As the EV industry continues to grow, we are thrilled to see the number of EV options now available for law enforcement agencies and public safety fleets,” said Amy Dobrikova, vice president of fleet solutions at Blink. “To meet the demands of new EV fleets, it’s imperative that public agencies begin the process now for installing EV chargers to be ready and able as new vehicles are delivered.”