Results 1–20 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (7 Dec 2021)

Gordon Lyons: .... However, if it is a good idea, it should not matter where it comes from. We should not allow the background of those who may propose something to put us off. Mr O'Toole had concerns around procurement and freedom of information requests. Those issues were raised during the debate in Parliament and during Committee scrutiny there. At this stage, I suppose, I am just passing on what the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (30 Nov 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...the organisation going forward. EU directives no longer apply to the UK. That may lead to an incremental divergence in legislation with the passage of time. The UK no longer has to comply with EU procurement directives. In the short term following the exit, UK rules are likely to remain the same. However, they may change in the medium term. The additional procurement regime will bring...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Protocol: Difficulties (29 Nov 2021)

Paul Givan: ...getting materials, which are contributing to delays in build programmes and increasing costs. That is why the Executive agreed to a more flexible approach, on a case-by-case basis, when it comes to procurement so that projects were not lost due to cost inflation. Departments are working with contractors to ensure that they can continue to deliver those projects.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Communities in Transition: Update (29 Nov 2021)

Paul Givan: ...will be supported with an initial contribution of £10 million over that period. We will continue to consider options to augment that budget, where possible. In May of this year, a series of public procurement competitions was initiated that resulted in the award of 22 new interventions. More recently, two further interventions were awarded, while others are being evaluated.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Road Resurfacing Contracts: Legal Challenges (22 Nov 2021)

John Blair: I thank the Minister for the clarification she has been able to give so far on the current legal challenges. When will the independent investigation that is under way into the botched procurement process be published? Will any aspects of it be redacted?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Climate Mitigation: Funding (16 Nov 2021)

Pádraig Delargy: The Minister has demonstrated his intent to utilise public spending for public good by incorporating social value requirements into the procurement process. Will the social value element also include a focus on climate change?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Living Wage: NDNA Commitment (16 Nov 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...Wage Foundation has now formally accredited the Executive as a living wage employer. While that fully delivers on the NDNA commitment, my Department has gone further by introducing a new wider procurement policy that will see the living wage included as a condition of contract for tenders from June 2022. Furthermore, my officials are discussing with the foundation how we can support its...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: SEN Pilot Projects (15 Nov 2021)

Michelle McIlveen: ...progression against academic, social and emotional indicators, staff structure and management processes. Following the 2021 Public Accounts Committee recommendations, the Department has begun the procurement of an independent review of EA special educational needs services. The review includes: "an assessment of the impact of adult assistance on children's outcomes". The independent review...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Strule Shared Education Campus, Omagh (9 Nov 2021)

Kellie Armstrong: ...is now synonymous with overspend and delay, which means the absolute death knell for any future or further shared campuses. Not all of that, of course, is the Minister's fault — we know about the procurement issues and so on — but it is disappointing that 4,000 children are waiting for what is to come. As everyone in the House knows, Alliance's preference is the integrated model, where...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Review of the Adequacy and Effectiveness of the Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition at the Northern Ireland Assembly (9 Nov 2021)

Peter Weir: ...Committee the responsibility for taking forward the review. The terms of reference for the review were subsequently agreed between the Committee and the Assembly Commission, and, following a public procurement exercise, the Committee appointed Mr Trevor Reaney, former Clerk to the Assembly, as the independent person to undertake the review exercise. Mr Reaney's review exercise included...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Green Growth Strategy (9 Nov 2021)

Edwin Poots: ...recovery plan. For example, Ministers have agreed to lead by example through delivering a government estate and fleet with net zero operational carbon emissions and ensuring a green growth-aligned procurement strategy for all government spend. We also aim to embed green growth in all our decision-making. We have committed to ensuring that green growth is central to all our policy and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: South Down: Roads (8 Nov 2021)

Sinéad Ennis: ..., it is minuscule. It gets you about 3 feet. That is how much officials in the southern division have to spend on any resurfacing job, otherwise they would fall foul of the legal action over procurement that the Department has got itself tangled up in. That is really farcical, to be honest. The road network in South Down and Newry is crumbling into disrepair. If anyone in the House thinks...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Road Resurfacing: Backlog (1 Nov 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...the life of our roads. The lack of asphalt resurfacing contractor resource in Mid Ulster and other areas is the result of a legal challenge. My officials have been working at pace to develop a new procurement strategy, and that has now been completed and published. It is proposed to tender the work in four phases, with six contract areas in each. The first phase is being developed with a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: October Monitoring Round (1 Nov 2021)

Conor Murphy: We were pleased that, at the very least, we could make the pay award that the Health Minister had asked for for health workers. I am sure that the Member is aware that, under the procurement policy that I am bringing forward, there will be a requirement for anyone who receives government contracts to pay the standard living wage in the time ahead, and that will help in particular domiciliary...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Planning Guidance: Impact on Rural Communities (19 Oct 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...from a wide range of interests, including local government, environmental groups, business and industry, residents' groups, professional bodies and individuals. In March 2017, the Department procured independent consultants to undertake research and provide an updated evidential context to inform the best strategic planning policy approach for development in the countryside. The research...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Social Housing (19 Oct 2021)

Deirdre Hargey: .... Changes are also being made in respect of corporation tax, and that money will be clawed back and put directly into the Housing Executive. Some of the delays are because of contractual issues in procurement, and those have had a knock-on effect. From a departmental point of view, the Housing Executive has had an increase in its budget: it is allowed to put the money that is going into...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Shared Education: Ballycastle (18 Oct 2021)

Mervyn Storey: ..., to visit a number of schools, including Ballycastle High School, that are getting new builds and to see at first hand the plans, whether she is content, albeit there are some concerns about the procurement process, that sufficient progress is being made and that the much-needed scheme and plan, which is an exemplary example of shared education, will be delivered. (AQT 1687/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus (18 Oct 2021)

Michelle McIlveen: ...have issued a ministerial direction to move to the next stage. Pre-tender engagement with the construction industry was completed in August. The next step is to formally commence a fresh main works procurement competition to build five post-primary schools and shared facilities, with the release of the invitation to tender scheduled for autumn this year. At that point, progress will be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Capital Plans (18 Oct 2021)

Michelle McIlveen: I thank the Member for his question. As I said, my officials have engaged with colleagues in construction and procurement delivery in the Department of Finance. They are finalising guidance that will assist parties to work out material costs and so on under a procurement advisory note that was issued on 3 August 2021. There are discussions taking place at the moment about ongoing projects. If...


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