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Doing business with us

As a member of APUC, the University of the Highlands and Islands is working in partnership with this centre of expertise to support the development of advanced procurement across the further and higher education sector in Scotland. In recognition of this support and in order to fully comply with Scottish Government procurement policies and European procurement legislation, the university has established a procurement policy.

The Scottish Procurement Policy Handbook sets the fundamental rules, behaviours, and standards applicable to public procurement activity in Scotland whereas in accordance with procurement best practice, this policy provides details of the university's

  • procurement leadership and governance
  • people
  • procurement strategy and objectives
  • approach to defining its supply needs, including the specification of goods and services
  • sourcing strategy and use of collaborative procurement
  • key purchasing processes and systems, and
  • contract management.

The university has signed-up to the Scottish Government's Suppliers' Charter as part of its commitment to working together with other Public Sector buying organisations and Scottish businesses in order to improve public sector procurement processes and dialogue.

Anti-bribery policy

The University is committed to the highest international standards of integrity and to ensuring it adheres to and promotes best practice in bribery prevention. The University’s Anti-bribery policy is designed to comply with The Bribery Act 2010.

It is the policy of the university that all staff and students conduct business in an honest way, and without the use of corrupt practices or acts of bribery to obtain an unfair advantage. This is not just a cultural commitment on the part of the university; bribery is a criminal offence in most countries and corrupt acts expose the university and its employees to the risk of prosecution, fines and imprisonment, as well as endangering the university’s reputation.

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Read about our commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.