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Results 581–600 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Social Housing: Credit Unions (10 Nov 2009)

Sammy Wilson: ...have spoken to the Minister for Social Development, too. The Department of Finance and Personnel can help in a number of ways. First, once we go down the route of looking at innovative proposals, procurement issues will be involved, and some of those will be complex: the Department can bring its expertise to bear. Secondly, there is no point in looking for innovative sources of finance if...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office Of The First Minister And Deputy First Minister: Cross-sector Advisory Forum (9 Nov 2009)

Martin McGuinness: ...advice for consumers, and so on. The agriculture group is dealing with such issues as the opportunities for renewable energy, how the demand side of the equation could be stimulated and how public procurement might be deployed in that regard. The banking and finance group is looking at how the national asset management agency will operate. That is a core issue for the group. It has also...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Efficiency and Contingency Deficit Proposals in the Health and Social Care Trusts (9 Nov 2009)

Michelle O'Neill: ...its services and while improving its standards. However, the fact that targets in some of the trusts are not being met is not always the fault of the trusts. Consider the programme for the regional procurement of drugs. In essence, that is an excellent idea that will generate savings through increased buying power. Yet, the trusts told us that there has been a shortfall this year, and that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Environment Sectoral Format (9 Nov 2009)

Edwin Poots: ...considerable reports that it is ongoing. It has been established under a framework agreement that Dublin City Council is the competent Irish authority in this matter. It is responsible for procuring a contract for the excavation, examination and removal of the waste, and for the remediation of the site afterwards. That will be done in consultation with the Northern Ireland competent...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Corporate Social Responsibility (3 Nov 2009)

Conor Murphy: ...and a good employer. The policy takes account of the wide spectrum of measures we will take now and in the future in the areas of community engagement, environmental sustainability, responsible procurement and the workplace. I will be continuing to personally engage in my Department’s CSR policy going forward, to implement further new initiatives, and to drive through its implementation....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment And Learning: South Eastern Regional College: Capital Investment (2 Nov 2009)

Reg Empey: ...first phase of Downpatrick were opened earlier this year, and Bangor, Newtownards, Ballynahinch, Lisburn and the second phase of Downpatrick will be delivered by October 2011. A mix of conventional procurement and public-private partnership is being used to deliver the projects.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Irish-medium Schools (2 Nov 2009)

Caitriona Ruane: ...primary schools that are housed in temporary and substandard accommodation. My Department has recognised the need for capital investment in those schools, and project management teams are being procured through my Department’s new professional services framework. This is the first occasion on which project management teams have been procured for this sector through that framework. It...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Economic Development in West Belfast (20 Oct 2009)

Arlene Foster: ...has a role to play in relation to social clauses in public contracts. That is something that should be looked at. The Committee for Finance and Personnel is looking at the whole area of public procurement and, perhaps, social clauses can be looked at as part of that. I do not think that social clauses are possible in the private sector. However, if the public sector is playing a role, then...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Invest NI (20 Oct 2009)

Paul Butler: ...who are unemployed. Jennifer McCann said that £4 million or £5 million is invested in the social economy here, whereas around £30 million is invested in Scotland. She also spoke about how public procurement could help. The Chairperson of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Alban Maginness, mentioned the productivity gap, which Professor Barnett referred to in his report....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Local Government Reform Programme (20 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: There is certainly no shortage of contractors who wish to become involved, which is evident from the bidding and procurement regimes. Whatever bids are made in a procurement exercise, and whoever is eventually successful in being awarded a contract will find that that contract, will be honoured. Furthermore, there will be no divergence from the contracts that are established. A single...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Programme-led Apprenticeships (20 Oct 2009)

Reg Empey: ...to Mr Ramsey. However, given that it has to be dealt with at the contract stage, it might be more fruitful for me to write to the Minister of Finance and Personnel, who is responsible for the procurement directorate. Any conditions that one applies have to be implemented at the contract stage; in other words, they must be contained in the contract. If I am interpreting the Member...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Tor Bank School and Lagan College, South Belfast (19 Oct 2009)

Alasdair McDonnell: ...and confused. Therefore, I would welcome further clarification on the Minister’s statement. I want her to clarify whether she has reservations about value for money and the use of PPP as a procurement process, or whether her reservations are simply about the Tor Bank School and Lagan College redevelopment projects. It would also be extremely helpful to all concerned if the Minister would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Construction Industry Training Board (13 Oct 2009)

Reg Empey: ...will have to contract for that service to be provided in the normal way. I can write to the Member on the issues, but I presume that the CITB will indicate a public requirement, so it will be a procurement exercise in the normal fashion. The CITB will indicate that it needs the provision of particular training and can then contract out for it. Instead of doing it all in-house, the training...

Northern Ireland Assembly: assembly commission: Assembly Website (6 Oct 2009)

Robert Coulter: The business case for the project and the procurement strategy for the design and hosting phase of the project have been drafted, and they will be agreed at the next project board meeting in mid-October. The project team continues to evaluate content management systems and will put together demonstration sessions for the project board and clerking and reporting staff.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Social Housing (6 Oct 2009)

Carál Ní Chuilín: .... There is also the issue of apprenticeships, particularly for young people. If a programme such as this is a way of improving that situation, it has to be welcomed. I am not point-scoring, but procurement guidelines need to be discussed, as does the issue of tackling long-term unemployment. Communities, particularly those that have rarely seen the benefits of investment, need to see...

Northern Ireland Assembly: environment: Waste Repatriation (5 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: The first meeting in the process to let a contract under compulsory EU procurement rules took place in Dublin on 8 September 2009. Dublin City Council has the lead responsibility for procurement under the framework agreement. The next meeting will take place on 7 October. The procure­ment process will take at least three to four months, and work will commence as soon as possible after a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Independent Review of Economic Development Policy in Northern Ireland (DETI/Invest NI) (5 Oct 2009)

Arlene Foster: ...small businesses. I am pleased with how Invest Northern Ireland has been working on some bigger contracts to bring in smaller companies and allow them access, which goes back to the public procurement issue. For instance, Invest Northern Ireland is working with the team in the south west hospital to bring in small contractors and allow them access to the work. Moreover, it allowed small...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee Reports (29 Sep 2009)

Patsy McGlone: ...central to the future organisation and delivery of public services, it was the Committee’s view that projects should be subject to the Gateway Review process at the prescribed stages of their procurement, implementation or service operation. The Committee recommended the approval of DFP Supply before committing resources, which was also a key safeguard in providing assurance to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade And Investment: Renewable Energy: Targets (29 Sep 2009)

Arlene Foster: ...will cover real business opportunities in wind, marine, bioenergy and other low-carbon technologies, giving businesses access to the Crown Estate, and the European Union water and United Nations procurement programmes. Invest Northern Ireland’s strategy for the renewables sector also includes a range of initiatives that is aimed at increasing the deployment of sustainable technologies...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade And Investment: 10-day Payment Rule (29 Sep 2009)

Arlene Foster: ...of a valid invoice. However, that is not a contractual requirement. The Minister of Finance and Personnel advised that in the case of construction-related works and services contracts that are procured throughout his Department, the contracting authority is required to pay main contractors within a maximum of 24 days from the receipt of a valid invoice. Subcontracts include terms that...


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