March 2013 First Open Bidding Exercise for Certificates Of Entitlement

News Releases 08 Mar 2013 COE bidding

The details of the March 2013 first open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows:

Tender opens:        Monday, 11 March 2013, 12 noon

Tender closes:        Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 4.00 pm

Tender results:       Wednesday, 13 March 2013

                               (Available on the website)

The total quota available for this tender is 1,652 for the following vehicle categories:


Category A : Cars (1,600cc and below)                               336

Category B : Cars (1,601cc and above)                               326

Category D : Motorcycles                                                     510


Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses                              225

Category E : Open Category                                                255

COEs for categories C and E are valid upon receipt until 14 June 2013 whilst COEs for categories A, B and D are valid until 14 September 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 or the LTA Open Bidding website (

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 13 March 2013.  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)
                                              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)

Cessation of Citibank's COE Bidding Services

Citibank will cease its COE Open Bidding services with effect from the April 2013 first bidding exercise.

Prospective bidders can submit their bids using other banks’ services such as ATMs of DBS/POSB, UOB Internet Banking or OCBC phone banking.

Reminder On The Revised COE Bidding Schedule for March and April 2013

As announced by LTA on 25 February 2013, the COE bidding schedule for the second COE bidding exercise in March 2013 and the bidding exercises in April 2013 will be revised as follows:

Bidding Exercise

Exercise Start Date

Exercise End Date

2nd Exercise, March 2013

25 March 2013

27 March 2013

1st Exercise, April 2013

8 April 2013

10 April 2013

2nd Exercise, April 2013

22 April 2013

24 April 2013


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