Published date: 15 January 2021

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Awarded contract (published 8 April 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Bicycles - 34430000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

15 January 2021

Closing date

15 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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Essex Pedal Power scheme is focused on low-income communities where the need is
highest, and the benefits of becoming regularly active through cycling are greatest. Our
ambition is to address this through a large scale project. This scheme will be a priority for
Essex County Council, as it links directly to the ECC Place and Public Health Business Plan,
as well as plans for Business Recovery and Climate Change. Different approaches will be
tested across Essex, including in Tendring replicating the successful Big Birmingham Bikes
scheme delivered by TAWS which has been running for the past 7 years.
The aspiration is to make this a county wide scheme to provide free bikes and support to up
to 10% of the most deprived communities across the county. To begin with, the scheme
would pilot in Jaywick and the 5 most deprived wards in Clacton (Alton Park, Bocking Elms,
Pier, St Marys and Rush Green), with a plan to provide up to 3000 local people with new
quality bikes in the pilot phase. These areas are some of the most deprived in Essex. This
equates to approx 31,000 residents in total, with a plan to give away 3000 bikes in the pilot
phase. (ratio of 1:10).
Essex County Council is looking for a provider who is able to supply, potentially, up to 3000
bikes in phases from April 2021 to March 2024, acting as a large bike shop for the client
(Essex County Council) with a catalogue of products available for supply.
The range of bikes will vary depending on the need of the individuals, including adult hybrid
bikes, and bikes suitable for children, disabled people, girls and women, older people,
overweight and obese people, and couriers.

More information


Additional text

Your tender submission must be submitted to the Authority electronically by publishing
through this ITT CO0041 Essex Pedal Power at, using RFX
not later than 12:00 (noon) hours on 15/02/2021
It is the Authority's policy to reject any tenders received after the above deadline.

About the buyer

Contact name

Andrew Beaver