8.6 Procurement


This section provides information about the institution’s procurement policies, procedures and arrangements. In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released. May substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person, endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

Collaborative procurements may be led by central bodies such as Procurement Scotland, APUC Limited, Excel, NHS National Procurement or Central Government Procurement Centre of Expertise. Information about the procurement services these organisations provide to the institution may be obtained direct from the organisations.

Doing business with the University of the Highlands and Islands


Category Name

Category Description


Format of information


Withheld information

Procurement policies

Institution's overall strategy for procurement of non-pay expenditure and policies for compliance with legal obligations on major procurement exercises


Available on website



Procurement procedures

Institution's procurement and purchasing manuals

Included in procurement policy

Available on website



Procurement contacts

Contact information for procurement and purchasing information


Available on website



Tender documentation

EU-prescribed call for competition contract notices, invitations to tender, and pre-qualification questionnaire documentation for significant procurements

Tenders are published on the Public Contracts Scotland website

Invitations to tender and pre-qualification questionnaire documentation and information about potential significant procurement exercises.



Supplier contracts

EU-prescribed award notices of major contracts over EU thresholds

Information is published on the Public Contracts Scotland website



Information will not be made available where disclosure would breach confidentiality under S.36 and/or our commercial interests under S.33 of the Act.