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 is 12 noon on 2nd August 2017.  Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

  • ICOA Landscape Maintenance Services

    Inverness Campus Owners Association requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide the Landscape Maintenance Services in the following key areas:

    • Soft Landscape Areas
    • Hard Landscape Areas
    • Water Areas
    • Mechanical & Electrical
    • Winter Weather Activities

    The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 11th July 2017.  Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland. 

  • Marketing Services - Film

    HIE including any subsidiary organisation and/or associated company, is seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced suppliers capable of filming and editing material for use by HIE and by any other named users of the Marketing Services Framework in promotion of their activities, products and services, clients and the region. This could range from filming/editing DVDs and short films to stream online, to developing digital case studies. Also, there may be occasions for film footage and interview material to be solely gathered by the supplier following briefing from HIE/named users.

    The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 19th June 2017. Further information can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

  • Off-site Records Storage and Retrieval Services
    HIE is leading on a joint procurement project with the Crofting Commission and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) for a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide an off-site records storage and retrieval function.

    The service will be required across a wide geographical area, addressing the current requirements of each organisation but also taking into account any future requirements including those relating to changes in legislative requirements. The supplier will be required to operate in a manner which complies with Records Management legislation including the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011. 

    The deadline for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 16th June 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.

Contract awards

  • 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. 

  • Wild Seaweed Harvesting as a Diversification Opportunity for Fishermen

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

  • 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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