Ontario releases a Request for Bids for 15 EV charging sites in Ontario

The Government of Ontario has issued a Request for Bids to build 15 EV charging stations in underserved and remote areas within the Province. The charging stations will be on government-owned property, and the first stations will go live in 2025.

Bidders are expected to design and install the charging infrastructure. The winning bidder will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the EV chargers for five years, with the possibility of two one-year extensions.

Per the tender, the scope of work for the single winner includes:

  • Level 2 AC (Alternating Current) Charging Stations
  • Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) Charging Stations or “Level 3 Charging Stations
  • Backend and frontend software and system components
  • Network operations and maintenance

The Province has already selected the EV charger locations.

Highway Rest Areas

Argon Park Rest Area, Batchawana Tourist Information Centre, Marten River Rest Area, Ontario/Manitoba Border Rest Area, Ryland Rest Area, Klotz Lake Rest Area, Terrace Bay Rest Area, and the Watershed Truck Rest Area.

Carpool Lots

Dwyer Hill Carpool Lot (East), Orangeville Carpool Lot (West) and Port Union Carpool Lot (Central).

Ontario Provincial parks

Algonquin Provincial Park (North) – including EV chargers at both the Visitors’ Centre and Portage Store, Pinery Provincial Park (West) and Sibbald Point Provincial Park (Central).

Bidding for the project is open now via the Ontario Tenders Portal. Interested bidders must submit their applications by August 13, 2024, with the contract awarded sometime in the Fall.

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