Land Transport Authority

Results of January 2016 Second Open Bidding Exercise for Certificates Of Entitlement

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20 Jan 2016

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) received 6,286 bids at the end of the January second open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs). Of these, 3,575 were successful.  Detailed results of the tender are as follows: 



Quota Premium

Total Bids Received

Number of Successful Bids

Unused Quota carried forward


Category A  (Cars up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp))






Category B  (Cars above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp))






Category D (Motorcycles)







Category C (Goods vehicles and buses)






Category E (Open)






COE results for previous bidding exercises can be found on the “Facts and Figures” section of the ONE.MOTORING website ( 

Bidders can use the Temporary Certificates of Entitlement (TCOEs) obtained from this bidding exercise upon receipt of the TCOE notification letters. The non-transferable TCOEs will be valid till 31 July 2016.  The transferable TCOEs will be valid till 30 April 2016. TCOEs issued to companies are not transferable.

Successful applicants will be notified within the week. The COE bid deposits of unsuccessful applicants will be credited into their bank accounts by their respective banks. Bidders can check the status of their bids through the following channels: 

Bidders can check the status of their bids via the LTA Open Bidding website which is available until 6.00 pm on Friday, 22 January 2016. 

If a vehicle is de-registered before its COE expires, the vehicle’s registered owner may be granted a rebate on the Quota Premium (QP) paid, pro-rated to the number of months and days remaining on the vehicle’s COE. For vehicles registered using Category E (Open) COEs, the rebate will be based on the QP of Category E, or its corresponding category from the same bidding exercise, whichever is lower.

Prevailing Quota Premiums for Existing Vehicles

Owners of existing vehicles can renew their COEs by paying the Prevailing Quota Premium (PQP), which is a moving average of the quota premium of the respective vehicle categories over the last 3 months, i.e. from the November 2015 to January 2016 bidding exercises. Owners of existing vehicles can renew their COEs using the PQP for February 2016 with effect from Friday, 22 January 2016.

The PQP for the four categories for the month of February 20161 are as follows: 

Prevailing Quota Premiums

February 2016

January 2016


Category A (Cars up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)), and taxis[2])




Category B (Cars above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp))




Category C (Goods vehicles and buses)




Category D (Motorcycles)




Application forms for renewal of COEs are available at LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, and can also be downloaded from our website at

1 Cars that were registered/converted using TCOEs obtained before the Feb 2014 1st bidding exercise will continue to be classified based on the engine capacity of the car only (i.e. Category A if engine capacity is 1,600cc and below, and Category B if engine capacity is 1,601cc and above). Cars that are registered/converted using TCOEs obtained from the Feb 2014 1st bidding exercise onwards will be subjected to the new classifications as described in the table below.

2 PQP payable for registration of new taxi