Results 681–700 of 1000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Traffic Pollution in Dungiven (3 Mar 2008)

Conor Murphy: the Dungiven area. Those people must be given the opportunity to comment on that and try to seek some means of offsetting the impact that a major road project would have on their land. If proper procurement procedures were not followed, the Department might end up in front of the Public Accounts Committee — of which Mr Dallat is a member — to answer for that. Those processes take a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Agriculture and Rural Development (22 Jan 2013)

Michelle O'Neill: ...requirement that a strategic environmental assessment is carried out on the proposed rural development programme.  DARD has consulted NIEA on the development of the terms of reference for the procurement of the strategic environmental assessment evaluators.  It is also the intention that NIEA will be invited to join the steering group that will be established to oversee the work of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Bangor Community Hospital: GP Unit (9 Jun 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...that obviously it is not just those figures that we look at — on a pure value-for-money analysis, it is very clear that the greater use of independent beds is cost effective. If you were procuring more independent sector beds, you could obviously reduce that price further. On a pure value-for-money analysis, the independent sector is obviously much more cost effective. However, it is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Impact of Economic Downturn on Businesses in Northern Ireland (23 Jun 2009)

Jennifer McCann: ...’Loan said that much good business was still being done, and he mentioned the need to look for the positives; he touched upon the need for an economic development strategy and he mentioned public procurement. At the risk of repeating myself, the opportunities for public procurement, particularly for small and medium-sized local businesses and the social-economy sector, must be recognised...

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: agriculture and rural development: Badger Baiting (30 Mar 2009)

Michelle Gildernew: ...of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1972, it is an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal, and it is a specific offence to cause unne­cessary suffering to any animal by causing, procuring, assisting or spectating at the baiting of badgers or any animal. Any person found guilty of those offences is liable, on summary conviction, to up to three months’ imprisonment, a fine of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Healthcare: Research (7 Apr 2014)

Edwin Poots: improve services and to develop solutions that meet the needs of our patients and HSC, and, ultimately, help to improve health outcomes.  However, it is recognised that the public sector procurement methods have made it difficult for the industry to engage in a meaningful way with the health and social care sector.  That is where the small business research initiative (SBRI) could...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: ICT Strategy (19 Nov 2001)

Martin McGuinness: .... I also recently announced an investment of £16 million to implement the Classroom 2000-managed services in 574 small primary schools over the next eight months. That is the first of several procurements that are well under way. The plan is to award the contract for the remaining primary schools at the end of January, and the contract for special and secondary schools before the end of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Reservoirs: Sale/Disposal (19 May 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...: Altmore and Cappagh in the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area; and Portavoe in the Ards and North Down Borough Council area. The councils are considering the feasibility of procuring those assets. NI Water hopes that ownership of the assets can be transferred to the councils within the current financial year. Following an active marketing exercise during 2014, Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Broadband (9 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: With your permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I will take question 5 with question 3. On receipt of updated broadband coverage data from suppliers during the procurement process, the number of premises in the targeted intervention area has been reduced to just over 79,000. That means that some 18,000 premises already access, or will be able to access, services of 30 megabits per second or greater...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Programme for Government (24 Oct 2000)

Mr Seamus Mallon: ...task forces to reduce disadvantage in the most deprived urban areas, and the implementation of the equality schemes of public authorities in Northern Ireland, including a review of public procurement. However, the actions needed to tackle the community differential in unemployment are also found throughout the programme itself in areas such as infrastructure and planning, and equal access...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: Employment Services Board (14 Jan 2008)

Reg Empey: ...established, and, given the background and the fact that groups are demanding access to opportunities, we must pursue that policy in consultation with the Department of Finance and Personnel’s procurement branch, which usually spearheads competitions for us. As I have said, the policy does not diminish the efforts that other groups have made or their successes.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Tyrone County Hospital (17 May 2010)

Michael McGimpsey: it, which mirror the Developing Better Services programme. The local hospital has seen an increase in activity and it is busy, so I can easily justify the expenditure and investment there. The procurement process underwent a review, and I explained to the House that I was given a financial profile that allowed only for PFI. When that was no longer value for money, I had to look at other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Invest NI: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (22 Nov 2011)

Arlene Foster: because of the banking crisis. We identified that gap, of which the Member is well aware. We had to find an innovative way in which to close the gap. In the very near future, we plan to begin a procurement process to appoint an FSA-approved fund manager to manage the fund. Loans will typically be between £50,000 and £500,000, so we are not talking about huge sums of money, but it is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: York Street Interchange (9 Dec 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...due course. Depending on the response to the consultation, I may also hold a public inquiry into the scheme. Given the rate of progress, and subject to finance, statutory approval and successful procurement, the scheme could commence in 2018, with a construction period of around three years.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Social Investment Fund: Applications (5 Oct 2015)

Martin McGuinness: ...and the Best of the East, in the Belfast east zone — should also complete before the end of the year. A further 14 capital projects are either at the stage of design-team or construction-team procurement. We anticipate that they will begin work later this year or early next year.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Independent Review of Economic Development Policy in Northern Ireland (DETI/Invest NI) (5 Oct 2009)

Arlene Foster: ...small businesses. I am pleased with how Invest Northern Ireland has been working on some bigger contracts to bring in smaller companies and allow them access, which goes back to the public procurement issue. For instance, Invest Northern Ireland is working with the team in the south west hospital to bring in small contractors and allow them access to the work. Moreover, it allowed small...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform:  Economic Impact (14 Oct 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...s question about this being a cause of further delay, I can assuage her concerns and calm her nerves.  This will be a short, sharp piece of work carried out on our behalf.  We have gone through a procurement process, and the people are in place and doing the work.  I expect that it will take no more than four weeks and that I will have the report in front of me by the middle of November...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Social Investment Fund: North Belfast (21 Sep 2015)

Arlene Foster: an advanced stage. The first, a capital project called Childcare and Family Support will build two community childcare facilities, in Henry Place and Alliance Crescent. Design teams are being procured. The second, called Ethical Investment, is a social economy project aimed at helping community groups set up, support and develop market-ready property-based projects. A service...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Inland Waterways Sectoral Format (23 Sep 2008)

Gregory Campbell: The question in the Member’s contribution was in relation to the Ulster Canal. Waterways Ireland is involved in a procurement exercise to engage a consultant to undertake preliminary design work. A call for expressions of interest was published on 15 May 2008, with the deadline for replies being 16 June 2008. From that process, a list of six consultants was compiled, and they will be asked...

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