Results 181–200 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: A26 Improvements (19 Sep 2016)

Christopher Hazzard: ...being implemented. Some work has already been completed to renew white lines at junctions and provide new direction arrows. New warning and direction signage has also been designed and procured and is expected to be installed before the winter season. The remaining works to renew advance direction signs, warning signs, cat's eyes and lines and to cut back vegetation growth are planned...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Social Investment Fund: Update (19 Sep 2016)

Martin McGuinness: ...to the passage of time, rising construction costs and unforeseen construction issues that typically arise throughout the lifetime of the projects. Officials are working closely with the Central Procurement Directorate, lead partners and project promoters to manage the costs of existing projects as far as possible — and of those going through approvals, to minimise the potential cost...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus (12 Sep 2016)

Peter Weir: ..., with the school opening on 6 September. Site-wide demolition has also been completed. Designs for the other five schools and facilities will reach the detailed design stage this autumn. The procurement of an integrated supply team to further develop and construct the campus will begin later this year. In my first week as Minister, I had the opportunity to see the site in Omagh for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: SEN Review (12 Sep 2016)

Peter Weir: ...to advise that a site has now also been secured at Strahans Road and the purchase has taken place. These significant developments will enable the progression of the scheme to the next stage of procuring an integrated consultation team to take the project forward to design and beyond.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Learning Disability Services: Western Health and Social Care Trust (28 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: ...bringing in some creative and innovative ideas to help them to cope with this news and give them some succour for the future that their needs will be met in a more timely fashion. That might mean procuring extra respite beds to give people a break and enable them to continue the fight and ensure that they are giving their child the best support they can now, but also that their child has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: A8: Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (27 Jun 2016)

Andy Allen: Thank you, Minister. Clearly there is a serious issue. The public needs assurance that, when a Department awards a major contract such as this, the procurement process must be fair and above board to ensure that the facts of the case are understood and any lessons are learned. Will the Minister self-refer this case to the Northern Ireland Audit Office to investigate and report on it?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Social Investment Fund: East Belfast (27 Jun 2016)

Arlene Foster: ...recently completed a refurbishment and opens in the coming weeks, providing a valuable tourism hub and social enterprise opportunities. Additionally, two revenue projects are in the process of procuring organisations to deliver services on the ground: the community education project and the employability project. Work continues on the remaining projects.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband Provision: West Tyrone (21 Jun 2016)

Simon Hamilton: ...privatised and independently regulated market. In addition, initiatives have to be designed in a way that meets state-aid rules, which require us to be technology-agnostic and to ensure that any procurement is open and competitive, with the overriding aim of ensuring value for money and delivering the maximum benefit for public funding. Although public funds can and will be invested in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Irish Government Engagement (20 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: Buíochas arís leis an Chomhalta as an cheist. I recently met Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement, and I have arranged to meet Minister Michael Noonan this Wednesday in Dublin. I have also been in correspondence with Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and I anticipate meeting him in the near future.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (14 Jun 2016)

Emma Little Pengelly: ...face; and we wanted to listen to them proposing solutions to those problems. That is very much what we did in the social investment fund. The difficulty related to the business cases processes and procurement. I have spoken to the Minister. If a Department has a policy, but it takes years to go through the processes, those processes are not meeting the need, not delivering for the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2014-15 Excess Votes — Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2016-17 (13 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...? Yes. But we are getting it right. So, was it a disaster? Taughmonagh healthy business centre — £1·1 million, commenced and detailed design, and the cost being finalised prior to contractor procurement; Sandy Row resource centre — £1 million, commenced and contractor procurement due to commence; increased community service at Sure Start Taughmonagh — £51,000, letter of offer...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: York Street Interchange (15 Mar 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...will publish a departmental statement setting out its response to the recommendations in the inspectors' report and make the report available for inspection. My Department has commenced the procurement process and intends to have a design-and-build contractor on board this summer to help to fully develop the scheme in order to be in a position to commence construction towards the end of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Justice in the 21st Century — Innovative Approaches for the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland (8 Mar 2016)

David Ford: ...Causeway digital system, which enables the sharing of information between a number of agencies involved in criminal justice, linking up the agencies' IT systems. The Causeway system is to be re-procured from 2019, and work is already under way to look at an appropriate way of doing that. There is no doubt that colleagues in other jurisdictions in these islands would be delighted to have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Projects (1 Mar 2016)

John O'Dowd: If you are spending significant amounts of public moneys, you have to go through quite a lengthy list of things such as procurement, business cases and site identification before you can lay one brick on top of another. I understand that it is frustrating, and one reason why I as Minister have decided to make limited announcements at each stage is to ensure that we progress builds to a point...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Casement Park (29 Feb 2016)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...the concerns raised in April 2015, a project assessment review (PAR) was carried out in June 2015 by the British Cabinet Office. A panel of independent experts was selected by the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD). The PAR report was published on 7 August 2015 and confirmed that the Casement Park project not only was achievable but could be delivered. On that basis, the Department...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: H1N1 Cases (16 Feb 2016)

Simon Hamilton: ...cases of seasonal flu in Northern Ireland, with 239 of them being the H1N1 strain. The main defence in place for seasonal flu, including the H1N1 strain, is the annual vaccination programme. We procured 675,000 doses of the vaccine in Northern Ireland this year. Protection against H1N1 is contained within that seasonal flu vaccination. There have, of course, been some issues and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Construction Sector: Financial Assistance (16 Feb 2016)

Mervyn Storey: ...opportunities. Those include breaking larger contracts into lots to bring them within the scope of smaller businesses; requiring contracts that have a value above the EU threshold to have a procurement strategy that includes engagement with the supply base; increasing the opportunities for SMEs to bid for government contracts by setting proportionate minimum standards; and accommodating...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (15 Feb 2016)

Jonathan Bell: ...issue of fraud. I thought I had made that clear in my opening remarks. However, it is clear that the unprecedented increase in demand does require special scrutiny. My Department has initiated procurement of additional auditing and checks to supplement the programme of audits that are already completed by Ofgem, which administers the non-domestic scheme. Measures will be taken to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (10 Feb 2016)

Steven Agnew: .... This is a health issue, and that is how it should be treated, but, unfortunately, the law on abortion is one of criminal justice. The threat of life imprisonment is in place should someone procure an abortion except in cases where the mother's life is at risk. Of course, we know that, even in those very exceptional cases, it can be hard to get a medical practitioner to take that risk,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Fearghal McKinney: ...care, which is a key provision. What do we end up with? The report states: "analysis of current models of delivery and options for service redesign [will] inform future regional commissioning and procurement activities." In other words, the homework has not been done. We also need a direct answer on this. The Minister released £1·6 million for the independent sector, and if the...


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