Results 161–180 of 700 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Regional Food Programme (28 Jun 2010)

Michelle Gildernew: The RAFAEL project in the west specifically relates to public sector procurement of local food. My Department and project partners contributed to the success of that INTERREG-funded project, which aimed to encourage local authentic food producers to develop new markets, such as the public sector. Under EU legislation, the procurement of locally produced food by public sector bodies cannot be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Cairnshill Park-and-Ride Facility (21 Jun 2010)

Conor Murphy: Plans for the introduction of a new park-and-ride facility at Cairnshill are well advanced. Although the construction work on site is largely complete, the procurement of bus services, together with the introduction of further bus priority measures, must be finalised before the site becomes fully operational. I hope to be able to announce the outcome of the procurement in the autumn. In the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Enterprise, Trade and Investment (20 Nov 2012)

Arlene Foster: ...in research and development, particularly in the public sector, and as we try to get companies to become more innovative.  We are talking to the Technology Strategy Board about innovation and procurement.  I know that the Member will take an interest in that, because one challenge for us with regard to our small and medium-sized businesses is to ask those in charge of procurement...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Subcontractors: Prompt Payments (8 Nov 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: It is public procurement policy that first-tier subcontractors are paid within 30 days, and the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) has implemented a range of measures to ensure that subcontractors are paid promptly. Most recently, this has included the successful rollout of project bank accounts, as the Member will be aware. However, it also includes other practical measures, such as a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services  and Public Safety: Women and Children’s Hospital (8 Jun 2009)

Michael McGimpsey: ...for the next three years. However, much of that is determined by the profile, which is how much money each Department receives each year, and the profile is determined by whether a Department procures traditionally or through PFI. If it procures through PFI, all the money comes in one year. I have had discussions on that issue with the Department of Finance and Personnel, and I hope to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Estimates Further Vote on Account 2020-2021 (26 May 2020)

Mervyn Storey: ...responsibility that the Minister has. I have raised this with him previously, and I want him to take it away today and look seriously at the operations of CPD. I am not convinced that the Central Procurement Directorate is giving the public sector in Northern Ireland value for money. I declare an interest as a member of the board of governors of two schools in my constituency, Ballymoney...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Surge Planning Strategic Framework (6 Oct 2020)

Robin Swann: Since March 2020, the critical care network has procured 180 intensive care ventilators and 24 advanced patient transport ventilators to supplement our existing devices in treating our patients. Of those orders, 124 ventilators have been received, allocated and commissioned for use in HSC trusts. The remaining 80 ventilators are awaited from the supplier and are expected at the end of this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: York Street Interchange (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...for approval when the full context of the scheme is determined, following the outcome of the consultation and a public inquiry, should I decide one is appropriate. The scheme will then be procured through an open tendering process in accordance with my Department's procurement policy.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Economy: Ad Hoc Committee (12 May 2009)

Jennifer McCann: ...things can be done. I am surprised that one of those was not touched on, except by Members of my party, in the months that we have been discussing the recession. That point is about how public procurement can be utilised. In the Programme for Government, the Executive set out their commitment to maximise social and employment opportunities for everyone through the public procurement...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nettlefield Primary School (8 Dec 2020)

Peter Weir: I understand that, and I think that the Department was well aware of that. For instance, some money has been released, after discussions with DOF, to the EA for issues such as the procurement of additional bus allocation and a range of other procurements. I appreciate that there was disruption, particularly around the spring, to capital spend. We have caught up on some of that. On the broader...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Minority Ethnic Development Fund: Update (18 Jan 2016)

Arlene Foster: The public procurement process has been completed, and I am pleased to say that the Red Cross has been selected to administer the 2015-16 crisis fund. It has a £100,000 budget and will continue to deliver on the excellent and vital work that was carried out last year. It is good that the Red Cross has been successful in this procurement because it works right across Northern Ireland and is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Northern Ireland Housing Executive (11 Oct 2010)

Alex Attwood: ...are 33 housing associations, Mr Savage. Is that the right number going forward? How can we further what Margaret Ritchie started as Minister, namely the bringing together of housing associations in procurement groups, not only to procure building contracts, but to procure all their services to ensure that we have better value, efficiency and maintenance of jobs and services? There are a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health Trusts: Mileage Policy (8 Nov 2016)

Michelle O'Neill: I am in constant conversation with the Finance Minister about procurement and how we can secure better terms and conditions when we have to go to the independent sector. If we are serious about supporting the lowest-paid workers in our society, we should ensure that, when we procure services, we do them justice by making sure they are part of the contract. Obviously, we are in a difficult...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Finance and Personnel (29 Jan 2013)

Sammy Wilson: The Member raised that issue with me some time ago, and I undertook to look at it.  I took it to the procurement board and, from the beginning of this year, we have an arrangement in place whereby for any construction contract worth more than £1 million and in which there is a substantial amount of subcontracting, project accounts will be used, provided it is a project that is overseen by...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Communities in Transition: Extension (19 Apr 2021)

Gordon Lyons: ..., and we have a clear record of them. That is why we are moving into phase 2 and why more funding has become available. The process is open and transparent. Projects are awarded through an open procurement process, so any organisation that is registered on the public-sector procurement portal, eTendersNI, can bid to be part of the delivery framework for the project. There are rules and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Construction Sector:  Outlook (17 Feb 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...have done most and perhaps best is continue to invest in infrastructure across Northern Ireland.  We have assisted the construction industry by at least attempting to simplify and streamline the procurement process, as I outlined in response to other questions, and that has helped to reduce costs to the industry and, most importantly, public bodies.  That has maximised the funding...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance And Personnel: Construction Industry (1 Dec 2008)

Nigel Dodds: ...the investment strategy, and that is good news. However, it needs to become reality, and effective monitoring is important. To that end, the Strategic Investment Board, with input from the Central Procurement Directorate, is introducing a delivery tracking system that will capture the status of all major capital procurements, and Departments are entering all the details into that system....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Voluntary and Community Sector: Contracts (5 Feb 2013)

Edwin Poots: The health estates group, in its role as a centre of procurement expertise for construction works and design, does not have involvement in training voluntary and community groups.  It did, however, issue procurement guidance to arm's-length bodies in December 2011, helping small and medium-sized enterprises and social economy enterprises to access public sector contracting opportunities. ...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Irish Language: Development (13 Jan 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...my Department met school representatives on 18 December 2014 to discuss the infrastructure needs of the schools. There are steps that need to be taken in relation to the business case process to procure the site and accommodation. In relation to the site, the next step is to complete a feasibility study. In relation to procurement of accommodation, a schedule of accommodation needs to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (22 Jun 2021)

Nichola Mallon: .... EU directives no longer apply to the UK and that may lead to an incremental divergence in legislation with the passage of time. As the Member will know, the UK no longer has to comply with EU procurement directives. Following Brexit, the UK's rules on procurement are likely to remain in the short term, but they may change in the medium term. The additional procurement regime will bring...


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