Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Acquisition – Testing, Performance, and Contract Oversight
To prepare for the deployment of electric vehicles, the Postal Service awarded contracts to suppliers in February 2023, to deliver EVSEs or more commonly known as charging stations. EVSE is a piece of equipment that supplies electrical power for charging batteries in electric vehicles. After awarding the contract, the Postal Service then validated that system functionality and features fully met the requirement of the contract, through a process known as first article testing. Our objective is to determine whether the Postal Service is effectively testing and monitoring the performance of EVSEs and providing effective oversight over the contract and storage of EVSEs.