Results 41–60 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence Support Groups (27 Apr 2021)

Naomi Long: ...have been able to get a consortium approach to deal with it. We worked with our voluntary-sector partners to develop it, but, unfortunately, that was not successful. We then had go out to public procurement, which has slowed the process down somewhat. However, I believe that the advocacy service that we have now procured is robust and will be very helpful to victims. It will be introduced...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: DFI: Temporary Promotions (26 Apr 2021)

Nichola Mallon: I thank the Member for her question. The Court of Appeal finding that the Member referred to relates to a procurement competition that was run in 2015. The court found that there was a manifest error in the Department's approach to the awarding of multiple term-type contracts across Northern Ireland. I am advised that the procurement process for those contracts has been amended significantly...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Zero-carbon New Builds (20 Apr 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...by the Department for the Economy. The use of energy-efficient installations has been incorporated into Civil Service accommodation and standards specifications. Furthermore, the Department's procurement guidance, which applies to all Departments, expects that any new or refurbished building should undergo the BRE Environmental Assessment Method appraisal. This seeks energy performance...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: 2020-21 Further Funding Allocation (20 Apr 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...that. There are many lessons from the pandemic, and one of them is about security of the supply chain. The idea that "Cheap is best" means that you end up on the other side of the world trying to procure critical materials for the health service. Then, if there is a pandemic situation or some other unforeseen situation, we are left in a position where we do not have access to things that...

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: Executive Committee Business: Health and Social Care Bill: Second Stage (16 Mar 2021)

Robin Swann: ...was about how the Department could ensure a standardised approach to tendering for services across the health and social care trusts. The trusts will continue to work within the agreed current procurement guidelines, as the Bill will not impact on their procurement or tendering processes. A number of Members touched on the issue of accountability, and I was asked to provide granular...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (15 Mar 2021)

Clare Bailey: ...of Health. It interviewed Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly from the five main political parties, members of civil society, academics, trade unions and numerous women who had sought or procured an abortion. I was part of that evidence-giving session. The committee's confidential inquiry took place under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Social Enterprises: Public Contracts (15 Mar 2021)

Martina Anderson: 5. Ms Anderson asked the Minister of Finance, in relation to reform of the Procurement Board, whether the new security of supply and social value initiative will help increase the capacity of local social enterprises to bid for public contracts. (AQO 1750/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Projects in Foyle (15 Mar 2021)

Martina Anderson: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as a fhreagra. I thank the Minister for his answer. Minister, as you know, the Finance Minister has made social value a mandatory component of procurement contracts. Can you confirm that there will be social clauses in the procurement contracts coming on stream and that social value will be an integral part of the capital funding for Derry?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Withdrawal Agreement Grace Periods (8 Mar 2021)

Declan McAleer: ...and represents bad faith. DAERA has been preparing the ports since the Command Paper was published last year. The contracts were awarded in October, and DAERA is now negotiating with Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) on the status of those contracts, which are now in place. I accept that there were implementation issues at the outset in January, but the message that we, as a Committee,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Ministerial Decisions: Executive Agreement (2 Mar 2021)

Caoimhe Archibald: ...for his response. The Minister said that he was putting a halt to the construction of facilities. Those contracts were awarded by his Department. Is he seriously interfering in contracts and procurement to score political points?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Park-and-ride Scheme: Dungiven (1 Mar 2021)

Nichola Mallon: I thank the Member for her question. Subject to successful land acquisition, planning approval and procurement, I anticipate that the park-and-ride site could be operational to coincide with the completion of the A6 dualling scheme in 2022. I can also confirm that there will be active travel, through a walking and cycling link, to the park-and-ride site as well, because we need to maximise...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (23 Feb 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ..., and the organisation continued on a business-as-usual basis. Going forward, EU directives will no longer apply, which could lead to an incremental divergence in legislation and in compliance with procurement directives that will not apply. That may see rules change. In the short term, however, rules are likely to remain the same. Any additional procurement regime will bring added...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Premiere People: NICS Contract (22 Feb 2021)

Conor Murphy: Construction and procurement delivery, in conjunction with Civil Service human resources, has completed procurement to provide agency workers for a wide variety of posts in the Civil Service, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. Within that procurement, a total of eight contracts were awarded, the estimated total value of all contracts being £425 million. As the use of the contract...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Fiscal Council (22 Feb 2021)

Steve Aiken: ...framework as quickly as possible so that it is in statute in order to guarantee its independence. Will the Minister outline how he sees the relationship developing, particularly around the Procurement Board that he chairs, the independent board on infrastructure and other independent oversight boards that are being looked at?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Recovery and Investment Strategy (22 Feb 2021)

John Stewart: ..., which make up over 90% of our economy. I also hope that it recognises the need to grow our social economy through social enterprise acts, potentially looking at a Northern Ireland-first public procurement process, a focus on skills and jobs and an ambitious attempt to promote and grow our fintech and green energy sectors and to regenerate town centres, which have been under major...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education: Minor Capital Works (16 Feb 2021)

Peter Weir: ...to be as creative as possible. Anything that can be spent and can be diverted in that direction will be. To be honest, from a practical point of view, given that it is monitoring round money, even procurement issues mean that it will be difficult to divert much of that between now and 31 March. The delivery mechanism for minor works is through the Education Authority. We are trying to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: COVID-19 Task Force (8 Feb 2021)

Arlene Foster: ...Office to deal with that very issue. The Department of Health, the Department for the Economy, the Department for Infrastructure and the Department of Justice also attend, along with the Central Procurement Directorate. We continue to engage with colleagues in the Cabinet Office as a four-nation discussion and, of course, with officials from the Republic of Ireland's Government. Work is...


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