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Results 541–560 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Workforce Skills (13 Apr 2010)

Reg Empey: ...from further to higher education and will include both. We are, hopefully, going to do away with some of the current Invest NI schemes, where employers can get money for training but they have to procure the training and claim the cost back from Invest NI. We will replace those schemes with a simple system where we get the specification, and if we need to provide particular training, that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: South Eastern Regional College, Bangor (22 Mar 2010)

Reg Empey: The proposed performing arts centre and technology innovations centre capital development project in Bangor has completed the initial stage of procurement, which identified a shortlist of five contractors. However, due to a reduction in the Department’s capital budget for 2010-11, the tendering stage has been suspended. A bid for additional resources will be made at the next available...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Transport Sectoral Format (22 Mar 2010)

Conor Murphy: ...to the introduction of new limits will continue to be explored. The Council noted that officials from both jurisdictions are meeting to discuss the sharing of information, where appropriate, on the procurement of new breath-testing equipment. Ministers noted the Department of Transport’s publication of the ‘National Cycle Policy Framework’ as a follow-up to the Smarter Travel policy....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Contracts (16 Mar 2010)

Sammy Wilson: ...person and four apprentices being employed. Two long-term unemployed people and five apprentices have been employed in the OMAC theatre in Belfast as a result of clauses that were built into the procurement contract there. It is a bit more difficult to promote the use of social clauses with service contracts, because they tend to be smaller and more fragmented by their nature. However, we...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment Sectoral Format (16 Mar 2010)

Edwin Poots: ...was supposed to have been taken away by now. That has been put back to September or October. I get impatient about such things, and I expressed my irritation that that has been put back again. A procurement exercise was engaged in and was advertised in the European journal. We are now told that, given the sensitivities of moving the material, the disturbance to the site and the potential...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Farm Modernisation Programme (15 Mar 2010)

Michelle Gildernew: ...of the second tranche programme will be enhanced significantly. However, I also hope to retain the better aspects of the first tranche with minimal bureaucracy in the simplified application form, procurement methodology assessment and claim processes, which the industry welcomed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: NI Water (15 Mar 2010)

David McClarty: I thank the Minister for his statement. The report identifies problems with the procurement processes. It states that the shareholder, the Department for Regional Development, had not been asked to approve the procurement. Does the Minister accept that his Department, as well as the board of Northern Ireland Water, failed in that respect? Does the episode not show that DRD’s oversight of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: School Newbuilds: Holywood (9 Mar 2010)

Peter Weir: ...of maintenance work being done, particularly by the education board. In June 2006, the project took a further step forward when the then Minister Maria Eagle announced how the investment was to be procured. At the time, all capital projects were expected to proceed under traditional procurement procedures. At the beginning of 2007, a problem arose when the Secretary of State indicated that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Northern Ireland Water: Investment (8 Mar 2010)

Tommy Gallagher: ...that Northern Ireland Water will have £527 million to spend on capital expenditure schemes over the next three years, will the Minister tell us whether he will take steps to amend and widen the procurement framework for contracts in order to provide greater opportunities for Northern Ireland companies to participate and, indeed, for their employees to have more stability and security in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Pharmaceutical List (8 Mar 2010)

Michael McGimpsey: Pharmacy is clearly an important area because of the cost of the drugs budget. The issue is that the bulk of the drugs budget goes through community pharmacy, so I am looking at procurement and the provision of generic drugs. The Member will be aware that the percentage of generic drugs used here has risen in the last three years from 43% to 64%. We are rapidly catching up on England, where...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Housing: Savills Report (8 Mar 2010)

Simon Hamilton: ...shortly. The Savills report suggested that the Housing Executive had achieved a quality of stock maintenance that exceeded even the decent homes plus standard and that it had done so while keeping procurement costs at levels that compared well when benchmarked with the rest of the UK. Notwithstanding the Committee’s concerns that I mentioned earlier, that is an achievement that deserves...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on Inquiry into Public Procurement Policy and Practice in Northern Ireland (23 Feb 2010)

Peter Weir: Today’s debate on the Committee’s report on its inquiry into public procurement policy and practice in Northern Ireland has been useful. I thank the Minister and the many Members who spoke for their contributions. I was slightly worried when I looked around the Chamber at the beginning of the debate. Although the Chairperson, some other Committee members and I were in our places, a number...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Titanic Signature Project (23 Feb 2010)

Arlene Foster: The delivery of the Titanic signature building is the responsibility of the Titanic Foundation Ltd, which is an independent charitable company. It has contracted in accordance with public procurement rules with Harcourt Construction (Northern Ireland) Ltd for the design and build of the signature building. The award of subcontracts under the main contract, which sit outside the public...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on Inquiry into Public Procurement Policy and Practice in Northern Ireland (23 Feb 2010)

Fra McCann: ...responses that we received. I picked up a great deal from a cross-section of Committee members. I thank the Committee Clerks, who assisted us in our quest to find a better approach to delivering procurement, and Research Services, whose papers contained a mound of information. We have all been made acutely aware of the huge impact that government spending on the procurement of services has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Draft CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010 (23 Feb 2010)

Edwin Poots: ...table will provide clear evidence of the organisations that are most energy-efficient, creating a reputational driver. The information will be available to investors, the public and other companies procuring goods and services. The scheme will need oversight at the highest level in organisations and will be a catalyst for senior managers overcoming organisational inertia through the need...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Local Government Reform (22 Feb 2010)

Edwin Poots: ...authority and the BSO, creates an additional £280 million of savings. I will not wear not making those savings. We heard that option 5 could damage local services, but what is gained by having 26 procurement bodies across Northern Ireland? Does anybody think that a single council has more procurement power than an amalgamation of 26 councils? We need only look at the power that Tesco and...

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

Sammy Wilson: ...Minister is committed to providing an enhanced hospital for people in the Omagh area. As far as I am aware, the Western Health and Social Care Trust has reviewed the business case, including the procurement route, and has submitted a revised business case for the new Omagh hospital to the Department of Health. Mr Gallagher also raised the issue of North/South structures. This is the kind...

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

Jonathan Bell: ...we kept it at a point at which everyone in Northern Ireland will have an economic advantage. We have to show how we boosted small businesses and the construction industry, achieved savings through procurement and how one in every two construction jobs is a result of work done in this House. We have to show how our farmers walk away with £300 million from the common agricultural policy and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2010-11 Vote on Account (15 Feb 2010)

Pat Ramsey: ...the sourcing of energy suppliers by the public sector? What actions have been taken across Departments, agencies and local government in relation to that? More should be done to ensure that public procurement contracts are won by small and medium-sized enterprises. That not only necessitates supply-chain improvements, which are happening, but also a new approach to outsourcing. The way...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Farm Modernisation Programme (15 Feb 2010)

Michelle Gildernew: ...that are most able to demonstrate modernisation. Those include the prioritisation of investment areas, the format of applications, maximum grant rate or variations, maximum grant amount and procurement methodology. As the Member is aware, the European Commission took an interest in the selection criteria following the first-come, first-served approach to the first tranche. On 21 December...


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