Published date: 13 August 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.

Closing: 24 August 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation - 34000000

  • Recreational, cultural and sporting services - 92000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 August 2020

Closing date

24 August 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 September 2020

Contract end date

31 August 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?



South Somerset District Council is pleased to invite bidders to take part in an exciting opportunity to run an e-scooter trial within South Somerset. This e-scooter trial represents an opportunity to understand the potential role of e-scooters in the mobility ecosystem of the area. .

As part of a green and healthy recovery from COVID 19, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the acceleration of e-Scooter trials for 2020. The Department for Transport (DfT) issued further guidance for undertaking e-scooter trials on the 30 June 2020 and this guidance and any subsequent national guidance and/or legislation will also directly inform the design, implementation and operation of the trial. Please see the below link to DfT legislation and e-Scooter guidance:

About the buyer

Contact name

Brendan Downes


The Council Office
Brympton Way
BA20 2HT
United Kingdom


+44 1935462076