Published date: 25 August 2020

This notice was replaced on 21 October 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 21 October 2020)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Motor vehicles for the transport of fewer than 10 persons - 34115200

  • Motor scooters and cycles with auxiliary motors - 34420000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 August 2020

Closing date

8 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

30 September 2020

Contract end date

29 September 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Isle of Wight Council ("the Authority") invites Proposals from suitably qualified suppliers ("Potential Suppliers") for the provision of an Electric Scooter Trial on the Isle of Wight.

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced in May that they are fast-tracking and expanding trials of rental e-scooters across the country to promote a green recovery from COVID 19. They will help mitigate the effects of current reduced public transport capacity and support other social distancing options on our transport infrastructure. The trials will also provide evidence to inform final decisions about whether and how to fully legalise e-scooters in the UK.

The Isle of Wight Council (IWC) welcomes the opportunity to participate in the hosting of electric scooter trials and recognises the opportunity which electric scooters offer for short and medium distance trips, and the potential that they have to replace private car journeys.

The Isle of Wight Council wishes to select one operator to collaboratively develop an e-scooter trial for 12 months that is suitable for our community.

Should the trial prove to be successful and the use of e-scooters is legalised in the UK, we will be looking to develop long-term deployments beyond the trial period. Tender documents can be obtained from the South East Business Portal by clicking on the attached link:

About the buyer

Contact name

Theresa Ellis


Isle of Wight Council
County Hall
PO30 1UD
United Kingdom


+44 1983821000