As a public sector organisation, Highlands and Islands Enterprise's (HIE's) procurement activity is guided by legislation and best practice, with the route being determined by the potential total value of the contract. Find out more >
Our Procurement Strategy for 2018-2021 sets out our procurement objectives and an action plan. It aims to ensure that the wider requirements of the public procurement reform agenda are adhered to. We have developed our strategy in line with local and national priorities to support our corporate aims and objectives.
We are keen to receive comments, observations or suggestions from external parties about the content of the Strategy.
Please email your views and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide details of whether you are responding as a member of the public, member of staff, contractor, industry body or otherwise. This will help to provide context to the responses.
Innovate Your Business 2019-22
Innovate Your Business (IYB) is a programme offering one-to-one support to the wider SME businesses base throughout the Highlands and Islands.
Support through IYB takes the form of guidance from the supplier on a range of issues related to business innovation. These areas could include, but are not limited to, how to structure a project, finding collaborators, marketing and commercialisation, IP considerations and securing funding to take innovation projects forward.
A large part of the work will be delivering one-to-one support. Businesses can benefit from up to a maximum of 2 days’ worth of support, although not all will require this. It is expected that a proportion of businesses will benefit from ‘advanced one-to-one’ (i.e. greater than 4 hours) support.
In addition to one-to-one support, a number of one-to-many events will be held. As well as directly supporting clients, the supplier will also have responsibility for reporting to the HIE innovation team on activity and will also be expected work closely with HIE and our
seeks to appoint a supplier to deliver the IYB programme, on behalf of HIE, from 2019 till 2022.
The deadline for tender submissions is 12 noon on 4th March 2019. Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.
Centre for Health Science Facilities Management Services
The Centre for Health Science (CfHS) offers some 7,000m2 net lettable space over three phases. It is a three storey multi-occupied property with a focus for excellence in healthcare, biotechnology research, education, training and business development which was jointly funded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). HIE requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide total facilities management services at the CfHS.
The deadline for tender submissions is 12 noon on 18th March 2019. Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.
Board Healthcheck, Skills and Training
HIE is seeking a suitably qualified supplier who has experience of working with mainly micro and small social/community enterprises to provide Board Healthcheck, Skills and Training (BHST) across the Highlands and Islands region. Due to the nature of the requirements, the supplier should have a knowledge and understanding of Board governance issues, best practice in this area and an in-depth knowledge of the geography of the region.
The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 22nd February 2019. Further information can be on Public Contracts Scotland.
Sustainable Tourism Development for Communities
With the ambition to develop a pilot project for an exciting tourism focused professional development programme, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) wish to commission appropriate external expertise to develop content and carry out management and delivery of a project designed to generate increased capacity and leadership in our communities to support planning, influencing and delivery of new community tourism projects.
Deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 12th February 2019. Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.
An Lòchran Waste Management
An Lochran is a multi-occupied site within the Inverness Campus, which is co-owned and
occupied by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The site is the main office for HIE as well as an important base for UHI academic and research activities. Scottish Rural College (SRUC) is also a tenant within the building.
HIE requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide the following requirements, whilst offering best value in the expenditure of public funds.
The summary of requirements for services at An Lochran includes:
• Waste Collection and Disposal
• Waste Recycling and Sustainability
• Contract Management
• Monitoring and Reporting
Deadline for submissions was 12 noon on 6th February 2019. Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.
Landscaping Services, An Lòchran - Inverness
An Lòchran is a multi-occupied site within the Inverness Campus, under shared ownership between Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The site is the main office for HIE as well as an important base for UHI academic and research activities. Scottish Rural College (SRUC) is also a tenant within the building.
HIE requires a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to provide the following requirements, while offering best value in the expenditure of public funds
The scope of the landscaping contract is defined within this document, which in summary includes:
• Soft landscaping areas
• Hard landscaping areas
• Winter weather activities
Deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 18th February 2019. Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland
An Lòchran Facilities Management (3 lots)
An Lòchran is a multi-occupied site within the Inverness Campus, under shared ownership between Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Scottish Rural College (SRUC) is also a tenant within the building. The contracts will be managed by HIE on behalf of UHI and SRUC.
An Lòchran’s current facilities management requirements are divided into 3 Lots, each procured under separate Contract Notices, see links below:
• Lot 1 – Cleaning Services
• Lot 2 – Reception and Security Services
• Lot 3 – Planned Preventative Maintenance and Reactive Maintenance
Deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 9th January 2019.
The following tender exercises have now been completed and the winning supplier/s are as follows:
Open4Business Supply Chain Project
- Inverness Chamber of Commerce
Digital Tourism Leader's Academy
- Edinburgh Innovations
Design Team Services for Phase 2 European Marine Science Park
- Oberlanders Architects LLP
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Crown Commercial Services
Construction Works and Associated Services Framework (formerly ‘Construction Works Contractors’)
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is currently working to establish a new commercial agreement to support central government departments and wider public sector organisations in the procurement and delivery of construction works and services.
The proposed new commercial arrangement will complement existing CCS frameworks (and further CCS offerings) to provide customers with access to a full provision of goods, works and services arrangements which enable effective management of your built asset and property/estates requirements.
The Contract Notice indicates the new 7 year Framework will be split into 2 overarching Lots:
Lot 1.1 Building Works and Minor Associated Civil Engineering Works Split into a further 5 Regional Sub-Lots (North England / South England / Wales / Scotland / Northern Ireland)
Lot 1.2 Civil Engineering Works and Minor Associated Building Works Split into a further 5 Regional Sub-Lots (North England / South England / Wales / Scotland / Northern Ireland).
The deadline for receipt of tender submissions is 15:00 hrs on 15th March 2019.
Further details can be found here.