Talking Tenders with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

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Tuesday 2 November 2021, 10.30am-12:00pm

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland.  HIE help build a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economy across the Highlands and Islands, attracting more people to live, work, study, invest and visit.  HIE's role is to develop sustainable economic growth across the region and HIE have offices across the region helping communities and businesses to develop and grow.

Local businesses and social enterprises will receive an invaluable insight into HIE’s Procurement Strategy which was updated in June 2021 and their forward plan of contract opportunities which are anticipated to be procured over the next year.

HIE will discuss their approach to Social Value – including Fair Work First, Community Benefits/Community Wealth Building and Sustainable Procurement to support your understanding on what is looked for in the tender process. This webinar also includes an a live Question and Answer session- so get your questions ready.


10.30 Introduction from SDP

10.35 Welcome from HIE

  • Introduction to HIE
  • Forward Plan of possible procurements
  • Social Value – including Fair Work First, Community Benefits/Community Wealth Building
  • Sustainable Procurement – Net Zero Scotland
  • Tendering Tips
  • Announcement of upcoming aligned training dates with SDP

11.30 Question & Answer session

How to prepare for this event 

You can attend the webinar from the comfort of your own desk – the joining instructions and Cisco WebEx link are contained within the confirmation email received at time of booking, and also within the reminder emails. To prepare, you can access SDP's top tips on how to join a webinar, or alternatively please email if you have any further questions about the joining process.

Feel free to join the webinar before the start time!

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