Purchasing system seeks to help councils across UK to decarbonise transport


A new hydrogen generation and fuelling Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has been launched by the Highland Council and The Procurement Partnership (TPPL).

Unveiled on 14 September, it is the first hydrogen DPS of its kind available to the public sector, as interest in hydrogen as a clean fuel for transport continues to grow. It will provide a quick, compliant and simple solution to procuring the latest low and zero carbon hydrogen infrastructure, with access to key suppliers at the forefront of hydrogen generation and fuelling technology.

The scope covers five categories of hydrogen generation and fuelling infrastructure, featuring a variety of temporary and permanent infrastructure solutions; supply of hydrogen for vehicle fuelling; electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure; recycling and repurposing of EV batteries; and supply of hydrogen for domestic and commercial purposes.

Keith Sergison, TPPL’s Business Development Manager for Scotland said: “This procurement solution is a major step forward in allowing Public Sector Bodies to access a compliant and competitive route to market in support of the decarbonisation of their current vehicle fleets. Promotion of the UK Governments Hydrogen strategy and the road to net zero has been a major influence in the decision to create this unique solution.”