September 2012 Second Open Bidding Exercise for Certificates Of Entitlement

News Releases 14 Sep 2012 COE bidding

The details of the September 2012 second open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: 

     Tender opens: Monday, 17 September 2012, 12 noon
     Tender closes: Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 4.00 pm
     Tender results: Wednesday, 19 September 2012
(Available on the website)

The total quota available for this tender is 1,637 for the following vehicle categories:


Category A :         Cars (1,600cc and below)        402

Category B :         Cars (1,601cc and above)        351

Category D :         Motorcycles                                  450


Category C :        Goods Vehicles and Buses       182

Category E :        Open Category                              252

COEs for categories C and E are valid upon receipt until 31 December 2012 whilst COEs for categories A, B and D are valid until 31 March 2013.

Bid applications can be submitted through the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of DBS/POSB, the Internet Banking facility provided by Citibank and UOB, or via the OCBC phone banking services.

The bid deposit for COEs in Categories A, B, C and E is $10,000 per bid application while that for Category D is $200 per bid application.

During the bidding exercise, bidders can check on the status of their bids and revise their reserve price using these banks' services, the LTA Open Bidding website (, or by calling the LTA Open Bidding Phone System at telephone number: 6362 1465.

Members of the public can check the current COE price on the One.motoring website ( or on Teletext (Channel News Asia pages 521-523).

Although the COE Open Bidding System has been designed to handle large numbers of bids, transmission of bid data through the system could be delayed by external factors. Hence, members of the public are advised to bid early, as the system will only process bid submissions or reserve price revisions that reach the processing system before the closing time at 4.00 pm on 19 September 2012. Bid data that is sent to the processing system at the last minute, but fails to reach the system before the closing time will not be processed.

For details on the open bidding facilities, members of the public can also contact the following:

  DBS/POSB Hotline: 

1800-222-2200 (For Corporate Account) and/or
1800-111 1111 (For Personal Account)
  OCBC Hotline:           1800-363-3333
  Citibank Hotline:  1800-225-5225
  UOB Bank Hotline:    1800-226-6121 (For Non-Individuals only)
  Land Transport Authority: 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582)


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