Forth is requesting proposals from qualified electrical contractors to design and install five (5) Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at five (5) distinct locations in Hood River, Oregon.

The work requires that the contractor or electrician provide proof of a C1 contractor’s license or necessary specialty license to prove their ability to legally accomplish the installation of the EV charging stations.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm PCT on Friday, May 1, 2020, and should be submitted to Kelly Yearick (

The proposal can be found here.

Request for Proposals Published April 10, 2020
End of Questions Period April 17, 2020
Proposals Due 5:00 PM Pacific May 1, 2020
Contractor Selected May 8, 2020
Project Completion July 31, 2020
***The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals, to waive any informality in proposals, and to accept, modify, or reject and items of the proposal.

***It is Forth’s intention to review and rank proposals based upon criteria identified in the RFP and then recommend awarding a contract to the most qualified contractor.

Project Overview

The Clean Rural Shared Electric Mobility Project (The CRuSE Project) is an electric vehicle carshare project, led by Forth, which seeks to deploy five (5) electric vehicles and five (5) electric vehicle charging stations throughout Hood River for use by community members, City employees, and visitors. The vendor for these charging stations, OpConnect, will deliver the charging stations to the appropriate location(s) in advance of their anticipated installation.

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office and Forth, the prime recipient of the Federal Award, is now pursuing a competitive procurement process to secure a contractor to carry-out the services described in this request for proposals.

Questions? Any questions concerning the solicitations and specifications shall be submitted in writing via e-mail to