Decision details

Procurement Strategy and Contract Award Approval to JoJu Limited - Electric Vehicle Charge Points

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council has successfully secured £215,175 of funding from On-street Residential Charging Scheme run by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, and this report now seeks approval for the procurement strategy to expand the residential lamp column charge point network through a series of direct awards of concession contracts, including the award as recommended in this report of a concession contract to JoJu Limited (JoJu) for a period of five years commencing in early 2021, with the option for the Council to extend for a further two years.



It is recommended that the Cabinet Member:

1.    Approves the procurement strategy set out in Appendix 1 for the procurement of  concession contracts for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of residential lamp column electric vehicle charge points by using the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Framework Agreement Lot 1 let by Transport for London (the “Framework”) for all the Council’s requirements for such charge points until expiry of the Framework on 31 July 2022, provided that an award report is always submitted to approve each call-off contract.

2.    Approves a direct award of the concession contract to JoJu as a call-off from the Framework for a contract period of five (5) years commencing by 31 in March 2021 at an approximate cost to the Council of £286,900. There is the option for the Council to extend this for a further two (2) years.


Reasons for the decision:

Only two of the four suppliers on Lot 1 of the TfL Framework supply lamp column charge points.  Jo-Ju’s proposals for being appointed to the TfL framework see it offering the lowest overall cost to the Awarding Authority for the services requested, and the lowest Pay As You Go average price for electricity to the end user, set out in the rate cards submitted by the framework providers on their appointment to the Framework. Therefore, it is recommended that a direct award be made to JoJu. Running a mini competition for this concession will add time and cost to the implementation programme for no benefit.


Alternative options considered:

·                    Option 1 – using the Framework and awarding a Call-Off Contract under the Electric vehicle Charging Infrastructure Framework Agreement let by Transport for London will enable LBHF to expand lamp column charge points at no risk to the council, and to expediently procure the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of the charge point infrastructure.

·                    Option 2 – LBHF expand the lamp column charge point network without using the Framework and carry out a full procurement exercise instead.  Following this path will incur considerable costs for the Council (fees and capital) and extend the delivery timeframe by many months, potentially years, by requiring liaison with District Network Operator (DNO), service providers and potential network operators.

·                    Option 3 – do not expand lamp column charge point network in LBHF.  This does not support the council’s aspirations to become the greenest borough, improve air quality or realise the business plan targets for growing the electric vehicle charge point network in the borough.

It is recommended that Option one is adopted.


Publication date: 05/03/2021

Date of decision: 04/03/2021

Effective from: 10/03/2021

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