Results 181–200 of 600 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Health and Social Care: Shared Services (14 May 2012)

Edwin Poots: ...My officials were aware of the deficiencies that had been identified by the Audit Office and have acted to avoid them in the HSC shared services proposal. In brief, the basic systems that have been procured have already been proven to work. HSC staff were directly involved in the specification and procurement. The issue about standardisation will not be a feature of the HSC arrangements....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Investing in the Social Economy (4 Oct 2010)

Leslie Cree: ...of £2 billion over the next four years? The Executive and the community and voluntary sector must reform together to deliver in extremely difficult circumstances. Effectively harnessing the public procurement process to social economy networks could build their capacity and help to grow employment and opportunity in the sector. That process must be continued and developed further. I am a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, social services  and public safety: Enniskillen Hospital:  Financial Arrangements (2 Mar 2009)

Michael McGimpsey: ...will be built in 2012, and we will then have to pay a unitary charge each year until such time as the hospital fully becomes the property of the Health Service. We are moving forward with the procurement process for the hospital in Omagh, and I am considering whether PFI or a traditional procurement route will offer the best value for money. I am required by the Department of Finance and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Social Clauses (3 Feb 2020)

Deirdre Hargey: I thank the Member for her question. The Executive policy of integrating social considerations into contracts defines public-sector commitments to incorporate social clauses into public procurement. The buy social model has been operated by the strategic investment board since 2016 and has proven to be an effective means of providing targeted recruitment and training opportunities for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Final Stage (1 Mar 2011)

Pól Callaghan: ...whether the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety brought forward proposals arising from the exploratory study on North/South health co-operation and potential savings on joint procurement? If not, given that 40% of all spending on this island in the two Administrations is in the health budget, has the Minister asked him for any potential costings for savings that could...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: Steps to Work: Tender Bid (24 Nov 2008)

Reg Empey: I assure the Member that rigorous processes are in place to ensure the quality delivery of the services that are provided. The Member must understand that we are dealing with a European-wide procurement policy, to which the Executive signed up in 2002. My Department relies on the Central Procurement Directorate, a centre of procurement excellence of the Department of Finance and Personnel, to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Local Government Reform Programme (20 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: There is certainly no shortage of contractors who wish to become involved, which is evident from the bidding and procurement regimes. Whatever bids are made in a procurement exercise, and whoever is eventually successful in being awarded a contract will find that that contract, will be honoured. Furthermore, there will be no divergence from the contracts that are established. A single...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Second Stage (16 Feb 2010)

Jennifer McCann: Sorry, Mr Speaker. We have had discussions in the House on the public procurement process and how it could be used at a local and central government level to maximise social and employment opportunities for people here. It can be used to secure existing jobs and to create new ones. Something like €600 million is spent on public procurement across the island of Ireland, with £3 million...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly: PSNI: Recruitment Contracts (13 Dec 2011)

David Ford: ...for the Chief Constable. The Department of Justice is, however, responsible for ensuring that PSNI contracts, including those for the recruitment of agency, associate or consultancy staff, are procured through the Central Procurement Directorate and that the PSNI follows best practice guidelines, which are subject to internal audit arrangements. I am satisfied that the Police Service...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Environment (22 Apr 2013)

Alex Attwood: In respect of the waste procurement strategy, as Members know, the Southern Waste Management Partnership (SWaMP) proposal is no longer to be taken forward.  As Members know, the north-west proposal is being taken forward with some financial cover from the Executive.  Nearly all the member councils of the north-west proposal are in agreement with that proposal.  There are no other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Budget Bill: Second Stage (12 Feb 2013)

Dominic Bradley: The Audit Office produced a report entitled 'Department of Finance and Personnel — Collaborative Procurement and Aggregated Demand' in which it stated that a potential £100 million saving for the Northern Ireland taxpayer is not being realised because government agencies are not collaborating in procurement and that, in fact, only around 4% of the potential is being realised.  That is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Justice: Police Training College (25 Jan 2011)

David Ford: ...training college has been provided in the Department of Justice’s draft budget. Subject to the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) approving the business case, the design, completion and procurement pre-qualification stage will take place between February 2011 and November 2011, and the detailed procurement process leading to the appointment of a contractor will be completed by...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Park and Ride: Moira (2 Mar 2020)

Nichola Mallon: The first business case to build a new park-and-ride facility at Moira station was approved by my Department in June 2016, but it could not proceed because negotiations to procure the land were unsuccessful. A new process was, therefore, undertaken, and a new business case that identified a new site was received in October 2019. It is anticipated that, when complete, the scheme will provide...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Local Agricultural Produce (12 Nov 2007)

Michelle Gildernew: Thank you, John. That supplementary question was nearly as long as my answer [Laughter.] Only the best for you, John. [Laughter.] EU legislation prevents the procurement of food by public-sector bodies being based solely on local supply. Therefore, the challenge is to work with suppliers to help them to compete more successfully. DARD staff continue to provide technical support and advice to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Communities in Transition (28 Jun 2021)

Michelle O'Neill: ..., and I very much welcome that being put into place. You have asked before about different projects under Communities in Transition and the progress that has been made. We are moving to an open procurement process in line with procurement policy around new projects. We have to learn lessons from all these reviews. I am very happy to write to the Member to provide her with more detail on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers To Questions: Sustainable Development (1 Oct 2007)

Conor Murphy: ...leakage; capital and revenue investment in public transport and other forms of sustainable transport — in the context of the regional transportation strategy; and compliance with sustainable procurement practice. In addition, my Department is implementing an in-house sustainable action plan, covering waste, water, energy, estates, travel and procurement. I have recently met with the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Invest NI: Job Creation (22 Nov 2011)

Arlene Foster: The Member is right to raise the issue of procurement as a barrier to small and medium-sized enterprises, and we have been concerned about it. InterTradeIreland does some work with companies here. Some of its programmes — for example, Go-2-Tender and Network and Getwork — are, essentially, for small businesses so that they can get into the system and learn how to tender for government...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Trade and Business Development (9 Sep 2002)

Reg Empey: ...one another. The key focus of the body is to promote trade and business. I have drawn Members’ attention to the huge potential for companies in each jurisdiction to benefit from public procurement. There are public procurement contracts worth between £7·5 billion and £10 billion on the island, and only a comparatively small percentage of that trade is won by companies in Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Public Expenditure: 2013-14 October Monitoring Round and 2014-15 Capital Reallocation Exercise (21 Oct 2013)

Mervyn Storey: ...the argument; it is a case of this Minister being responsible and delivering for the benefit of the people in north Antrim.  I also acknowledge the additional money for DRD to move ahead with procurement for the Rathlin ferry and bus procurement for the provision of public transport. As Chair of the Education Committee, I, first, thank the Minister for the money relating to Lisanelly and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Draft Local Government Best Value (Exclusion of Non-commercial Considerations) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (3 Jul 2012)

Alex Attwood: ..., England and Wales by similar legislation. At the risk of annoying Lord Morrow in his absence, I intend to move off-script and just to scope out the importance of social clauses in terms of procurement, both at central and local government level. This order will enable councils to go into places where they have not been able to heretofore in terms of social clauses, but this should become...


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