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Preparing to Bid: WA State Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) #23123

Washington APEX Accelerator hosting

Preparing to Bid: Competitive Solicitation for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment #23123

6/17/2024 12-1 PM

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Course Description

Join APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC) for a 1 hour session – we will share Tips & Tools for Bidding on the Competitive Solicitation for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment #23123. 

This Solicitation is for Electric Vehicle Chargers (EVSE) hardware, excluding turnkey solutions. Awards are for manufacturers requested by the customers. It is open to bidders from around the country.

Two Important Notes About This Competitive Solicitation:

  1.       Cooperative Purchasing Agreement.  This Competitive Solicitation is designed to result in Cooperative Purchasing Agreements that may be utilized by any of the specified Eligible Purchasers, including state and local agencies outside of the State of Washington.
  2.       Limited to Goods/Services.  This Competitive Solicitation is limited to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.  The Competitive Solicitation does NOT include installation and connection of such Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, which commonly is procured by public agencies through public works procurement processes.  Accordingly, the resulting Cooperative Purchasing Agreements only will enable Eligible Purchasers to purchase specified Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.

There will be several tools provided to support your efforts with this solicitation.

This preparing to bid session is brought to you by the government contracting advisors at the non-profit APEX Accelerator in collaboration with DES Diverse Business Support Program. 

In the session, participants will dissect the solicitation using take-home tools including a pre-bid checklist and bid/no-bid decision matrix which can be customized their unique needs.

APEX Accelerator offers no cost technical assistance to firm ready to bid.

If you are a paint or power washing company bidding on a statewide contract for the first time we suggest you secure time with your local APEX advisors now.

NOTICE OF BID OPPORTUNITY

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) 23123

COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION POSTING: 06/11/2024

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING BIDS: 07/22/2024

Find the full solicitation on https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/

Contract Location: Washington State Lead Cooperative Contract open to all of the United States of America.

Contract description:

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (Enterprise Services) is conducting a competitive procurement to award Cooperative Contracts for eligible purchasers to acquire Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) – EV Chargers.

Through the Cooperative Contracts established by this solicitation, Washington state agencies and other eligible purchasers may obtain contracted Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment for Level 2 and Level 3 chargers. This solicitation is for equipment only, there are no turnkey and installation solutions offered.

Solicitation documents: Solicitation documents, contacts and bid instructions are available in WEBS: https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/.
Question-and-answer period: Until July 1, 2024, and answers will be posted by July 8, 2024. Submit questions or concerns about this solicitation in writing to the Procurement Coordinator: Nina Mesihovic at EVSECoop@des.wa.gov.

Find the full solicitation on Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). Vendors not registered in WEBS will not receive updates or amendments to the solicitation, which could disadvantage your bid.

Pre-bid conference: June 18, 2024 @ 10.30am
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Meeting ID: 241 949 852 625
Passcode: v2a59e
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+1 564-999-2000,,609341731# United States, Olympia
(833) 322-1218,,609341731# United States (Toll-free)
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Phone conference ID: 609 341 731#
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Scope of Work: EV Chargers only, no turnkey or installation.

Commodity codes: 961-83, 285-02, 060-09, 450-07, 941-21, 285-37, 290-80, 285-79

Preference/priority points:

    • Washington small businesses
    • Veteran-owned businesses
    • Executive Order 18-03
    • PCB-Free Products & Products-In-Packaging
    • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Solicitation documents: Solicitation documents, contacts and bid instructions are available in WEBS: https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/

Value: $2.5 + mil

Links:

Pre Bid Meeting Details: Pre-bid conference: June 18, 2024 @ 10.30am
Join via Teams:
Meeting ID: 241 949 852 625
Passcode: v2a59e
________________________________________
Dial in by phone
+1 564-999-2000,,609341731# United States, Olympia
(833) 322-1218,,609341731# United States (Toll-free)
Find a local number
Phone conference ID: 609 341 731#
For organizers: Meeting options | Reset dial-in PIN

Other Details:

Inclusion plan

Subcontractors Inclusion Plan

Point of Contact

Name: Nina Mesihovic

Phone: (360) 407-9404

Email: EVSECoop@des.wa.gov

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·        Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive

·        Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community

·        Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future 

·        Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

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Address

7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Suite C
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1221 D St NE
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The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization.  As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:

  • Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive
  • Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community
  • Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future
  • Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

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