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Do you want to do business with Highlands and Islands Enterprise?

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Don't miss the chance to engage with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) at a free Talking Tenders webinar on Tuesday, 2 November with the Supplier Development Programme!

SMEs and social enterprises interested in doing business with HIE will receive an invaluable insight into HIE's procurement strategy, which was recently updated in June 2021. You'll also gain valuable insight on HIE's forward plan, which is full of exciting contract opportunities anticipated to be procured over the next year.

Sylvia Beswick, HIE Head of Procurement, said:

“This webinar with SDP is a great opportunity for suppliers to find out about contract opportunities we have coming up over the next year. We’ll provide information on HIE, some top tendering tips as well as our approach to social value - including Fair Work First, Community Benefits and sustainable procurement to support your understanding of what we are looking for in the tender process.”

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. HIE helps build a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economy across the Highlands and Islands, attracting more people to live, work, study, invest and visit across the region. HIE's role is to develop sustainable economic growth and it has local offices across the Highlands and Islands, helping communities and businesses to develop and grow. So whether your business is located in Argyll and the Islands, Caithness and Sutherland, Inner Moray Firth, Inverness, the Outer Hebrides, Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, or further afield, this is an unmissable opportunity to explore a new route to market with the public sector.

At this interactive Talking Tenders webinar hosted by the Supplier Development Programme, HIE will discuss its approach to social value, including Fair Work First, Community Benefits, Community Wealth Building and sustainable procurement, to support your understanding on how buyers look for in suppliers during the tender process.

Suppliers will also be able to participate in a live Question and Answer session, so get your questions ready!

If you are interested in doing business with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and want to ensure you're 'tender ready' for upcoming opportunities, please book your free place tomorrow, on Tuesday, 2 November for the Talking Tenders with Highlands and Islands Enterprise webinar event via the SDP website.

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