Contracting and Procurement Considerations for EV Station Deployment

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Join the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) to hear from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure, a utility, and a state energy office. The FHWA panelist will provide an overview of contracting and procurement rules required for projects that use Title 23 funding on federal-aid highway projects.

Representatives from a utility and state will then discuss their lessons learned from contracting the implementation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations over the past 10 years. The intent is to provide state and local governments with information on how to establish contracting and procurement processes that comply with federal regulations and benefit from the opportunities gleaned from previous experience.

Audience members will leave the webinar with a better understanding of different contracting and procurement mechanisms, how to overcome challenges in the process, and how to best engage with selected contractors to get the highest benefit for EV charging station users and operators.

The conversation will be structured as follows:
– Joint Office Introduction
– Presentation by Jim DeSanto, FHWA
– Q&A using registration questions
– Presentations from a utility and state energy office
– Q&A session with presenters.

Steve Lommele, interim communications and stakeholder engagement lead for the Joint Office, will moderate the webinar and take questions. You can ask questions ahead of time by placing them in the “Questions & Comments” field on the Zoom webinar registration form.

Please note, the views and lessons learned expressed during the utility and state energy office portion are informational only and have not been reviewed or endorsed by FHWA. There is no assurance that these strategies are appropriate for implementing federal rules and regulations associated with the NEVI Formula Program, the CFI Grant Program, or other federal funding.