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


  • Open 4 Business Supply Chain Project

    The Open4Business initiative is a free to use platform that provides Small Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses with increased visibility of contractual opportunities, chiefly, but not limited to energy related developments and creates an environment that allows interested parties to respond to opportunities relevant to them.  The portal also increases awareness of the strength of the local supply chain and further enables key developers across the region to increase levels of local content for current and future works.

    HIE requires a suitably qualifed and experienced supplier to become the custodian of the initiative and to carry out the key tasks as detailed in the Scope of Requirements.

    The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 9th November 2018.  Further informationcan be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

  • Digital Tourism Leader's Academy

    HIE requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to work with HIE to develop and deliver the Digital Tourism Leader's Academy. The academy will seek to increase productivity and accelerate international growth by supporting ambitious tourism businesses looking to transform their operations with the use of digital.

    The deadline for submission of tenders was 12 noon on 4th October 2018.  Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland

  • Design Team Services for Phase 2 European Marine Science Park

    HIE requires a suitably qualified and experienced Lead Consultant to form and lead a design team to develop the next phase of the European Marine Science Park (EMSP). They should be capable of providing, as a minimum, Architectural services, Building Services Engineering services, Civil & Structural Engineering services, Communication & IT consultancy services and Landscape consultancy services.

    The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 24th September 2018. Further details can be found on Public Contract 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:

  •  Leadership Programme

    Lot 1 and Lot 2 - PeopleMatters Europe Limited 

Supplier opportunities

  • Prior Information Notice (PIN) - Adventure Tourism Accelerator

    As part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, the Northern Innovation Hub (NIH) is led by HIE. The NIH has been developed as a series of tightly-focused initiatives to strengthen opportunities for young people, to accelerate the growth of ambitious enterprises and enhance competitiveness in the Highland Council area. The NIH is designed to benefit small and emerging businesses and social enterprises. A key project within the NIH that is the subject of this Prior Information Notice is the Adventure Tourism Accelerator project which will help bring together adventure tourism entrepreneurs to increase their business capability and facilitate collaboration.  Please note this Notice is not a Call for Competition.

    See Public Contract Scotland for full information. The PIN response forms should be submitted by 12 noon on 12 September 2018 to using the title “ADVENTURE TOURISM RESPONSE “ in your email header.

  • 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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