Published date: 10 July 2020

This notice was replaced on 27 November 2020

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

Awarded contract (published 27 November 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Transport services (excl. Waste transport) - 60000000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 July 2020

Closing date

21 July 2020

Contract start date

3 September 2020

Contract end date

31 August 2021

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



DfT announced in May 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.
Participating in this trial represents an opportunity for Buckinghamshire to understand the potential role for e-scooters in providing flexible on-demand mobility options for our communities.
The trial will provide us with the opportunity to:
• Evaluate safety
• Measure the transport mode-shift
• Measure acceptability to other road users and the community and the public response to the trials
• Inform future decisions around legalisation

We expect to select one operator to collaboratively develop an e-scooter trial for 12 months that is suitable for our communities.

More information


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