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Fast Charging Vermont’s Highway Corridors - Request Date: 1/8/2020 2:51:49 PM
Open Date: 
Closing Date: 4/1/2020 4:30 PM
Intent To Bid Deadline: 
Est. Dollar Value: $0.00
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Agency of Commerce and Community Development

1 National Life Drive
Deane Davis Bldg., 6th Floor
MontpelierVT 05620-0501

Bid Type:
Request for Proposal

Architect and Engineering (Non-Building), Electrical Contractor, Construction (Non Building), Transportation Services, Automotive Parts and Service, Planning and Design Services, Strategic Planning, Transportation Planning, Environmental Conservation

Bid Description:
The State of Vermont wishes to expand the statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations (also called Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, or EVSE) in accordance with the Vermont Beneficiary Mitigation Plan of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust with a specific focus in this third round of grant funding on Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations at priority locations on highway corridors. The State seeks to award a grant to a single applicant (an individual or team) to build DCFC stations within the eleven priority locations and four optional priority locations on Vermont's highway corridors. General information: • The approximate funding available is $2 million with a required 20% match made by applicant. • Applicant will be applying for the entire network with a minimum of 11 locations, to be identified within the RFP, and must be included in all proposals. Some are State and municipal park and ride locations. • Currently, five Tier 1 locations will require two 150 kW DC fast chargers (dual protocol), while six Tier 2 locations will require two 50 kW DC fast chargers (dual protocol), and all will include a dual port Level 2 charger. The Request for Proposals for Fast Charging Vermont’s Highway Corridors is available at • All applicants must attend a mandatory bidders meeting on January 24, 2020 from 10:00am - Noon: 1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building Conference Room, Montpelier, VT. • All RFP questions need to be submitted in writing to Sharon Welch by January 31, 2020. • Proposals Due: April 1, 2020 by 4:30pm The EVSE Grant Program is administered by Vermont Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) in coordination with the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Interagency Workgroup including representatives from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Vermont Public Service Department (PSD), the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).

Special Instructions:
Schedule of Key RFP Events RFP Issued - January 7, 2020 Mandatory Applicant Meeting - January 24, 2020 10:00am – Noon* Questions Due - January 31, 2020 by 4:30 PM Proposals Due - April 1, 2020 by 4:30 PM Anticipated Award Date - May 2020