Businesses urged to sign up to Trades Services Framework events
17th June 2019
People working in Highland trades businesses are being urged by The Highland Council to attend a supplier briefing roadshow event near them coming soon across the region if they wish to tender for future Council contracts.
The Council has created a new Trades Services Framework for repair, maintenance and minor works to maintain and improve the Council estate and to help deliver the Council's property maintenance programme for domestic and non-domestic properties.
Anyone working in the following trades can attend a briefing event coming to their area to find out more about the supplier framework: general builders, floor covering and furnishings, pest control, specialist cleaning, plumbing, heating and ventilation, joinery, electrical, painting and decorating, roofing and insulation works, fencing and gates, ground works and excavation, scaffolders, asbestos works, and fabricating.
At the supplier events, Council officers will explain how the new framework will be tendered; how it will meet supplier expectations; achieve best value to both suppliers and the Council; meet Council objectives; achieve community benefits and more.
The supplier events will take place at the following venues and times:
· Inverness - Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road - 24 June 2019 at 18:30 - 20:00.
Fort William - Lochaber High School - 25 June 2019 at 18:30 - 20:00
Portree - Gaelic School - 26 June 2019 at 18:30 – 20:00
Wick – Town House, Chamber - 27 June 2019 at 18:30 – 20:00
Golspie - Highland Council Offices, Drummuie - 28 June 2019 at 13:30 – 15:00
Dingwall, Highland Council Offices, Chamber - 01 July 2019 at 18:30 – 20:00
Sign up to a supplier briefing event through the Eventbrite website at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-highland-council-23228989619 where you can book your slot for your chosen venue.
The Tender opportunity will be publicised on Public Contracts Scotland at www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk during the week ending 28 June 2019
Any businesses requiring help when accessing www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and completing their documentation can contact Business Gateway at https://www.bgateway.com/local-offices/highland/local-support for assistance.
Highland Council's Environmental Health team have identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring in coastal waters at Loch Glencoul, Kylesku area. Eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these algal toxins.
Highland Council's Environmental Health team has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring in coastal waters at Loch Eishort. Eating shellfish such as mussels, cockles, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these algal toxins.
Funding for food and activities during the summer break. More children and young people will benefit from a nutritious meal and a place to play this summer holiday.
At a meeting of The Highland Council on Thursday 27 June 2019, Councillors decided to discontinue the provision of education at Altnaharra Primary School, dividing its catchment area between Tongue Primary, Farr Primary and Lairg Primary schools. A copy of the consultation report, together with the original proposal paper and all relevant appendices can be viewed on the Council's website at: www.highland.gov.uk/schoolconsultations The Council is satisfied that implementation of closure is the most appropriate response to the reasons for formulating the original proposal identified by the authority.
"Highland Council as agreed to allow a question time for members of the public at future Council meetings. The motion was presented by Depute Leader Cllr Alasdair Christie and means that from December 2019, Highland Council meetings will include a time allocation for questions from members of the public.
Highland Councillors have unanimously agreed that the Council will support the continuation of the exemption from UK Air Passenger Duty for flights departing from airports in the Highlands & Islands; and Members also agreed that the Council will continue working with HiTRANS to present the case of the need for, and benefit arising from an exemption from the current UK Air Passenger Duty and any successor duty. The Council's stance comes this week as calls have been made by Aberdeen Airport for greater parity with Highlands & Islands.
Suicide prevention is a key priority for The Highland Council. Members have agreed today, to take forward a piece of research with partners including NHS Highland and Police Scotland, to better understand the current evidence base and experience of suicide in Highland.
The introduction of a service to support the mental health and wellbeing of Highland Council staff and councillors has been approved by the Council as part of a range of measures to improve wellbeing. An Employee Assistance Programme for staff and Members will be put in place to offer telephone and internet-based counselling 24 hours a day.
Councillor Mackie had a written question at today's meeting of Highland council. Item 12 - Question Time To the Chair of the Environment, Development & Infrastructure Committee "Official Highland Council guidance indicates that, unless extended, successful Community Asset Transfer requests should be completed by the Local Authority within a nine months' timeframe.
From highland council Meting today 27 June 2019. Item 12 - Question Time To the Chair of the Corporate Resources Committee "What are the current best estimates for present total Highland Council debt and the annual financial commitment required to service this debt?".
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