NavFac Wants as Many as 600 EVs for Southern California
The U.S. Navy has a released its formal solicitation to lease from 400 to 600 battery electric vehicles for use at about a dozen facilities in Southern California. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command wants proposals by February 8.
NavFac invited interested suppliers to register, and held a meeting on its EV acquisition plan this past summer (F&F, August 19). An additional pre-proposal conference is planned.
NavFac plans to lease the vehicles on a commercial basis. “Any size business may submit a proposal,” states solicitation number N6247316R1002. The Navy envisions a basic contract period of 12 months, with two 12-month options for a total maximum duration of 36 months.
Support Services Too
In addition to passenger vehicle leasing, providers may furnish web-based telematics, roadside assistance, and preventative maintenance services.
The leased EVs may be deployed at such Navy and Marine facilities as Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base Coronado, NAF El Centro, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Support Activity Monterey, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, MCB Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-Nine Palms.
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Source: U.S. Navy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up