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


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

    The Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs (SuNSE), a North-West Europe Interreg funded programme (, will develop a network of social entrepreneurship (SE)hubs across North West Europe, to act as local points for stimulating community driven economic activity in disadvantaged regions.  The successful supplier will support the development and successful running of 4 social entrepreneurship hubs across the Highlands and Islands region. 

    The deadline for tender submissions was 12 noon on 21st May 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.

  • Management Services at Horizon Scotland

    Horizon Scotland is a property owned by HIE and located at the Enterprise Park Forres in Moray, operating as an innovation and incubation centre. HIE requires a supplier to provide Management Services for Horizon Scotland supporting the tenants and visitors to the building whilst working in the best interests of HIE in ensuring the building is professionally managed. The Supplier will also support the activities of HIE in seeking suitable tenants to locate to Horizon Scotland and to increase the number of added
    value events hosted there enabling a thriving business hub.

    Deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 11th June 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:

  • Sustainable Tourism Development for Communities

    - Social Enterprise Academy

  • Board Healthcheck, Skills and Training

    - HISEZ CIC t/a Impact Hub Inverness

  • An Lòchran Facilities Management Services

    Lot 1 Cleaning Services: Allan Ingram Industrial Cleanings Ltd
    - Lot 2 Reception and Security Services: Key Facilities Management (UK) Limited
    - Lot 3 Planned Preventative Maintenance and Reactive Maintenance: ECG Facilities Services

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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