Central Southern Regional Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
The Central Southern Regional Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (also known as CSR Framework) is open to public bodies based in and around Hampshire, Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire who wish to develop their electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure programme.
The aim of the Framework is to provide a better user experience, by developing a uniform network of chargers across the region. Having different councils operating their own types of chargers and back-offices could create confusion. By developing a uniform network across the region, EV drivers will be accessing the same type of chargers, with the same RFID access across the region.
Who can access the CSR Framework?
The CSR Framework is open to any public bodies in the qualifying region.
Public bodies are generally deemed as including:
- City Councils
- County Councils
- District and Borough Councils
- Town Councils
- Unitary Authorities
- Further Education Establishments
- National Park Authorities
- Housing Associations
- Police Authorities
- Fire & Rescue Services
- Other Emergency Service Organisations
- Health Services
- The Ministry of Defence
Why use the CSR Framework for your EV charging project?
The CSR Framework has been procured through the Office for the Journal of the European Union (OJEU), so using this framework means that you don’t need to undertake a separate procurement process of your own in order to find an approved supplier, as this has already been done.
The CSR Framework offers the opportunity for public sector organisations to develop and deliver EV charging projects from start to finish. The framework includes aspects such as the initial feasibility studies, installation and deployment of the selected charging solutions, as well as ongoing servicing and management of the charge point network.
As well as being a simple way of developing your own charge point programme, you will also be becoming part of a larger regional EVCP network, providing consistency to users across the region. There is also the opportunity to learn from other Framework users, by replicating exisiting schemes elsewhere in the region.
As framework suppliers, Joju have been selected for their knowledge in relation to public sector EV projects, technical skill and the quality of the services they provide. We understand the evolving EV market and have considerable experience of delivering EVCP projects for the public, private and third sectors. We also have expertise in gaining access to a variety of different funding options that can be available to public bodies in the region covered by this Framework.
What type of EV charging solutions are available when using the CSR Framework?
The Central Southern Regional Framework includes the opportunity for public bodies to incorporate the full range of EV charging options into their programme. This could be any combination of public car park chargers, on-street and off-street EV charge points and fleet EV charging solutions. From slow EV charge points installed on street lighting columns; bollards or posts for on-street for residential use; utilising multi-storey car parks for fast charging hubs; or rapid EVCPs at taxi ranks to stimulate the conversion over to electric taxis; the CSR Framework can help you gain access to the solutions that best suit your current and future requirements. For example, Hampshire County Council used their own framework to procure a fleet and staff EV charging scheme.
What options are there for funding with the CSR Framework?
The CSR Framewotk is unique in that it offers the option of third-party finance agreement for providing the capital for the chargepoint infrastructure, meaning you can develop an EV charging programme at zero cost, and benefit from a shre of the profits. We can also support you to access existing grants and schemes. We will work with you to find the best financial solution for your specific programme. See how we installed a fully-funded charge point programme for Test Valley Borough Council.
For more information about funding public sector EV charging infrastructure programmes, click here.
It is very easy to sign up to the CSR FRameowrk – you can access a simple Framework Access Agreement here. We can offer advice and support at any stage of the process, so do contact us if you need any assistance in filling out the required information.