The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program is a ground-breaking federal investment that will provide funding to states to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. State and local governments will play an instrumental role in ensuring these funds are implemented efficiently, effectively, and equitably. The planning and implementation of this program will require many layers of decision-making by states, including how to purchase charging equipment and related services.
As states purchase charging equipment, aggregated purchasing can simplify and speed up the deployment of charging infrastructure. Also known as cooperative purchasing, entities like Sourcewell streamline procurement by creating one competitive bid process for a group of governments. This removes the time it takes for a state agency to create a request for proposal (RFP) and saves money by leveraging the buying power of multiple agencies. It also allows access to a wider variety of purchasing options while streamlining procurement.
Sourcewell, a service co-operative created by the Minnesota legislature as a self-sustaining government organization, provides equal access to competitively bid contracts for public entities to purchase charging stations and associated services through ten different vendors. Sourcewell allows states to quickly ramp up their charging infrastructure programs and meet all state procurement guidelines. The EC is excited to provide technical assistance in tandem with Sourcewell’s procurement solutions.
We hope to build the list of contracts as a resource for all states and public entities. If you have a master contract that is open to all or most state entities, please reach out to us at email@example.com to be added to this list.
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Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.