Working with HIE


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 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.

Invitations to tender


  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Contract awards

The following tender exercises have now been completed and the winning supplier/s are as follows:

  • Innovate Your Business 2019-22
    - Ritecom Ltd t/a True North Innovation

  • Board Healthcheck, Skills and Training

    - HISEZ CIC t/a Impact Hub Inverness

  • Landscaping Services, An Lòchran - Inverness  

    - R Sleigh Landscapes Ltd

  • An Lòchran Waste Management

    - Northern Recycling Solutions Ltd

  • Open4Business Supply Chain Project

    - Inverness Chamber of Commerce

  • Digital Tourism Leader's Academy

    - Edinburgh Innovations

Supplier opportunities

  • Registration is now open for Meet the Buyer North 2019
    The 2nd annual Meet the Buyer North event will be held at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore on 4th September 2019.

    Meet the Buyer North 2019 will see exhibitors from the public sector, private contractors and business support providers. Focusing on public sector Buyers in the North of Scotland, as well as key Tier 1 contractors, this free event offers businesses a unique opportunity to meet buyers and decision makers from across the Public and Private sector, with the opportunity to raise your profile as a business and prepare for upcoming contract opportunities.

    Register your FREE place at Meet the Buyer North in the Events Section of the SDP website.

  • Public Contracts Scotland - This portal gives free access to contract opportunities in Scotland

    Find details of contracts with Scottish Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, Agencies and NDPBs, Higher and Further Education and Emergency Services by browsing the available contracts. You can also register to receive free e-mail alerts.


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