Orange and Rockland Utilities Seeks Information About Micromobility Projects
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) today issued a Request for Information (RFI), seeking information from qualified entities for the design, installation, and operation of micromobility charging and storage stations located outdoors.
Micromobility refers to transportation over short distances provided by lightweight, usually single response vehicles such as bicycles and scooters.
O&R is seeking solutions that provide a secure means of storing and charging micromobility vehicles with the ability to:
- Accommodate e-bikes and e-scooters, and associated chargers, of any manufacture origin.
- Adhere to fire safety regulations.
- Provide a user-friendly interface that allows users to access the charging and storage service.
- Apply a financially self-sustaining operating model.
O&R’s Department Manager of Electric Vehicle Operations (EVO) Andrew Farrell said, “In addition to the health benefits from active living such transportation options can offer, Orange and Rockland Utilities believes that micromobility transportation – such as bicycles, electric and electric assist bikes, scooters and potentially other emerging vehicles --- could provide a cost effective, attractive and efficient addition to the regional transit network.”
As such, O&R believes that micromobility projects would benefit customers in its New York service area, particularly at outdoor locations in such villages of Piermont, Nyack and Haverstraw.
In addition to the traditional population targets and geographic settings of micromobility programs, O&R wants to ensure that micromobility is available to customers with fewer resources. Equity is a priority, specifically including the ability to overcome the physical access, income and other barriers residents face when trying to access micromobility.
Follow this link to review a copy of O&R’s Request for Information, including content, scope and specific questions O&R is asking.
Any procurement, permitting, licensing, or other agreements related to micromobility in the Orange and Rockland service area will be the subject of a separate process, likely a Request for Proposals (RFP). Only prospective bidders who submit a response to the RFI will get access to the potential future Micromobility RFP.
RFI responses will be accepted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before the RFI submission deadline, submit a summary of your business or organization’s information as a PDF file to email@example.com.
Deadline for Submittal
All RFI responses must be received via email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 16, 2023
About Orange & RocklandOrange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.