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


  • Highland Food and Drink Innovation Network - Phase One

    HIE requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to establish the Highland Food & Drink Innovation Network comprising of industry leaders, small-medium sized food & drink producers (primary and secondary), supply-chain businesses (such as equipment, packaging, logistics), public sector and academic partners, and consumers.

    The Network will consist of:

    •  A showcase of opportunities for food and drink and associated supply chain businesses looking to grow;
    •  A growing community of like-minded businesses and stakeholders;
    •  A programme of themed activities designed to inform, inspire and support;

    In addition, the network will provide the catalyst for development of Food and Drink Smart Specialisation Clusters across Highland.

    The deadline for submission of tenders was 12 noon on 12th August 2019.  Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

Contract awards

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

  • Management Services at Horizon Scotland

    - Key Facilities Management

  • INTERREG NWE Programme - Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs– Design & Establishment of Social Entrepreneurship Hubs

    - Social Enterprise Academy

  • Sustainable Tourism Development for Communities

    - Social Enterprise Academy

  • Board Healthcheck, Skills and Training

    - HISEZ CIC t/a Impact Hub Inverness

  • Centre for Health Science Facilities Management Services

    - Robertson Facilities Management

Supplier opportunities

  • 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.   HIE will have a stand at this event so come along and speak to us.

    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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