Working with HIE

Procurement

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 2017-2018 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 hieprocurement@hient.co.uk. 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

  • Property Managing Agent

    HIE requires a suitability qualified and experienced supplier to provide Property Managing Agent services for both its commercial and HIE occupied portfolio.  Services will include Financial Management; Management of Works; Sales, Letting and Acquisitions; Property Inspections; Tenant and Landlord Management; Ad Hoc advice.

    The deadline for submission of tenders was 12 noon on 2nd August 2017.  Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland

  • Research, Appraisal and Support Framework
    The purpose of this exercise is to put in place arrangements which will provide HIE with access to external expertise to support project appraisal, project management, and research activities. All commissions routed through this Framework will be aimed at supporting HIE to deliver its priorities.  The Framework will establish a streamlined, flexible and efficient mechanism for the provision of consultancy expertise. This external support will be available mainly for internal use with occasional support being available to clients.

    A single, amalgamated Framework will replace the three existing Frameworks. This new Framework - the Research, Appraisal and Support Framework – is being divided into three closely aligned Lots (as follows), all of which will be procured simultaneously, but under separate contract notices:

    Lot 1 Finance and Technical Support
    Lot 2 Project Development, Appraisal and Review
    Lot 3 Research

    The deadline for submissions of tenders for each lot was 12 noon on 16th May 2017 Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland by selecting the relevant lot above.

  • Ardross Community Broadband

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise is procuring a supplier to design and build a Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure to serve the premises in scope and to operate, support and maintain the network for a duration of 7 years post deployment. The Ardross Community Broadband project area contains 159 premises. Premises are mostly dispersed, however there are a few scattered small settlements such as Achandunie, Dublin & Stittenham.

    The project is being supported by Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) with capital funding to assist in the appointment of a suitable supplier to provide NGA broadband infrastructure and to enable a service. The intention is for the project to be granted a maximum public funding contribution to be used towards the capital build cost of the project. This public funding will represent State aid and will be awarded as De Minimis aid. The successful bidder will contract with Highlands and Island Enterprise.

    The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 2nd October 2017.  Further details can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

Contract awards

  • Marketing Services - Film

    HIE have now completed this tender exercise and are delighted to announce that the successful suppliers, subject to contract, are;

    DP Digital Media
    Speakeasy Productions
    Scene It
    Solo Film Productions Ltd
    Muckle Media

  • Off-site Records Storage and Retrieval Services

    HIE have now completed this tender exercise and are delighted to announce that the successful supplier, subject to contract, is fileVAULT Ltd.

  • ICOA Landscape Maintenance Services

    ICOA have now completed this tender exercise and are delighted to announce that the successful supplier, subject ot contract, is Higher Ground Community Services Ltd.

  • Marketing Services - Copywriting 

    HIE have now completed the tender exercise and are delighted to announce that the successful supplier, subject to contract, is Cairn57 Communications. 

  • Inverness Campus Landscape Supervisory Services

    ICOA have now completed the tender exercise and are delighted to announce that the successful supplier, subject to contract, is Harrison Stevens

Supplier opportunities

  • 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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