Results 21–40 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (21 Jun 2021)

Deirdre Hargey: ..., it has been long overdue, and I thank everybody who has made a contribution to it. On the appointment of the independent expert, some of the initial stuff will take at least six months for procurement and for that person to be in post. Again, neither I nor my officials will rest on our laurels, and we will try to speed up where we can. There will not be any undue delay. There is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Road Resurfacing Contracts: Legal Challenges (15 Jun 2021)

Mike Nesbitt: ...the potential implications for those officials and for the officials who, RHI-style, did not take any minutes of a crucial meeting in September 2015 and, indeed, the implications for the centre of procurement excellence, given the failure to perform such a basic function as minute taking?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: NICS Jobs: Young People (8 Jun 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...the Civil Service as a potential career path in the future. In addition, work to expand the number of Civil Service apprenticeships is ongoing, with two apprentice recruitment exercises for procurement and civil engineering now live. Further Civil Service apprenticeships are under development. We are also developing a new management trainee scheme aimed at graduates.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Consideration Stage (8 Jun 2021)

Deirdre Hargey: ...assessment relates to only one of the components detailed in the Member's amendment. It took about 11 months to complete and cost in the region of £21,000. I have been advised by officials in procurement and consultancy that, given the complexity of such a review and the sheer size, scale and number of variables, pre-market engagement would be required. That would take somewhere between...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2021-22 (7 Jun 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...about that is the overlap between an infrastructure commission and the duplication of work already undertaken by bodies such as the Strategic Investment Board and my Department's construction and procurement delivery role. We need to get some clarity that we are not creating additional bodies at a time when we are reviewing arm's-length bodies and have given a commitment in NDNA to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: High Street Stimulus Scheme (7 Jun 2021)

Diane Dodds: ...choose where they spend it. The parameters and restrictions on that are, as I said, that it is not allowed to be used online, for gambling or for financial and legal services, etc. We are out to procurement — that process has almost finished — for a provider for the card. We will then launch it and work with local chambers of commerce in order to make sure that we get across a "Buy...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2021-22 (7 Jun 2021)

Andrew Muir: ...we currently spend money on major capital projects remains suboptimal, to say the least. The Audit Office's 2019 landmark report, 'Major Capital Projects, made clear recommendations on centralising procurement processes and sharing best practice on delivery. I ask the Minister of Finance to confirm whether he is satisfied that the recommendations have been implemented in full and, if not,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: School Estate: East Antrim (25 May 2021)

Peter Weir: why, I think, there needs to be continued engagement. Greenisland Primary School has been announced in the SEP. It is at an early stage. An initial site visit has been undertaken by the EA, and procurement of a design team for the project is well-advanced. Once a design team is appointed, formal steering group meetings will take place, and that will allow the school to make an impact...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Courthouses: Facility Upgrades (24 May 2021)

Naomi Long: ...larger capital projects. This year, our energy efficiency upgrade will continue with projects on site at Downpatrick, Ballymena, Coleraine and Armagh and others progressing through the design and procurement stages. More than 40 courtrooms across the NICTS estate have been upgraded to install modern audio and videoconferencing technology that allows remote and hybrid hearings and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: North-west Transport Hub: Phase 3 (24 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...for our citizens who share this island. As I said, the purpose of the review will be to allow data to drive how we improve and expand our rail connections. The process is at an early stage, with a procurement exercise being undertaken to appoint a service provider to deliver the review.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Sydenham Wastewater Pumping Station (24 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...the design and help to establish the most suitable construction method. The completion of the outline design, along with planning and other approvals, is expected in summer 2022, followed by the procurement and award of the contract in autumn 2023. It is hoped that construction will commence in spring 2024 and that construction, testing and commissioning will be completed in autumn 2026. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Opposition to a Waste Incinerator from the Residents of Hightown, Mallusk and South Antrim (18 May 2021)

Mark Durkan: ..., I will hit the headlines and summarise its concerns: lack of need; odour pollution; a redundant technology mix; health impact; undesirable location; visual impact; traffic impact; a failed procurement process; and a financial disaster in the making. I commend the Infrastructure Minister for being here today. As the Minister responsible for planning, and the ultimate decision-maker, she...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Social Value Legislation (17 May 2021)

Conor Murphy: The social value measures about which I was responding to the Member for West Tyrone were in relation to procurement policy matters, which we are progressing through the Procurement Board and will then take to the Executive. I have indicated a long-standing desire to do social value legislation as well to complement and reinforce that. Obviously, with the pandemic and the emergency approach,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Social Value Policy (17 May 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...Lab delivered a one-day insight lab on Wednesday 5 May 2021 that was designed to encourage consensus on a road map that will deliver the Department's aim of increasing social value in public procurement. The event engaged with participants and sought thoughts on time frames, targets and scoring with a view to informing a road map to an effective and workable policy that can be implemented...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Breaches of International Law in Palestine by Israel (17 May 2021)

Rachel Woods: peace can only be achieved with the full realisation of Palestinian rights and the end of Israel's systematic discrimination against Palestinians in Israel and occupied Palestine. In addition to procuring an end to bombing, rocketing and violence, it is time for the international community to play an actual meaningful role and step up to events in Israel and Palestine. Words are fine,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Enniskillen Bypass and A4 Upgrade (11 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: .... My officials are working at pace to ensure that all the work that is required on due diligence is completed. However, we can now proceed to enabling works, which will allow us to move to the procurement and construction phases. I will continue to engage with the Finance Minister and my Executive colleagues to maximise the funding that I can secure to ensure that we can deliver this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus: Progress (11 May 2021)

Peter Weir: build on the culture of sharing in Omagh, albeit within a challenging environment as schools continue to recover from and adapt to ongoing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous procurement competition for the final phase of construction, which was to build five post-primary schools and shared facilities, has been formally closed, and the Department is working to progress...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Economic Recovery Action Plan: Update (10 May 2021)

Diane Dodds: ...the new environmental scheme down on the lough shores. I was really encouraged. As I indicated, £145 million has been guaranteed for the high street stimulus scheme. We are now proceeding with the procurement and implementation of that scheme. We have also undertaken research that will give us an evidence base for the best time to roll out that scheme. It appears that, in order to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Paramilitary Activity (4 May 2021)

Declan Kearney: ...of the evaluation to date are that that has been the case in relation to phase 1 of Communities in Transition. We are moving into a pre-market consultation. There will then be a new round of public procurement for organisations to participate in under phase 2. All the appropriate rules and regulations on good governance and public procurement will apply at that stage.

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