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Results 701–720 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Second Stage (10 Jun 2008)

Arlene Foster: ...Ministers do not consider issues in the abstract, but that they take into account issues that Members have raised and which affect the everyday lives of the electorate and our citizens. Although procurement policy has a potential role to play in developing social issues such as disadvantage, it must be ensured that value for money is part of service delivery. That must be kept high on the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for 2008-09  Main Estimates and Supply Resolution  for 2006-07 Excess Vote (9 Jun 2008)

Jennifer McCann: ...that would have delivered them. The Executive — along with Departments — have a responsibility to ensure the delivery of their priorities as set out in the Programme for Government. The procurement guidelines that were launched recently offer an opportunity to deliver the social outcomes that are outlined in the investment strategy, thus ensuring delivery of equality of opportunity and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Strategic Outline Case for Rapid Transit (3 Jun 2008)

Simon Hamilton: ...out of their way to get to the facility to park their car. That may not have the desired effect. In a previous reply to a question for oral answer (AQO 2710/08) from me, the Minister said that all procurement options were on the table, including PPP, PFI and private-sector input. That is welcome and important because such options can mitigate the substantial costs, which other Members have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Northern Ireland Events Company (3 Jun 2008)

Edwin Poots: ...irregularities in the company’s financial and payment-related procedures that give cause for concern. Those include: the use of credit cards by certain members of the company’s executive; the procurement of services; company record keeping, including bookkeeping irregularities; unusual, or possibly irregular, payments; the payment of commission to members of staff; and an unauthorised...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Waste Management in East Derry/Londonderry (13 May 2008)

Adrian McQuillan: ...cater for the future needs of the area. Only two of the councils — Coleraine and Magherafelt — have landfill sites operating currently and the capacity in those sites is limited. Through an EU procurement exercise, expressions of interest in providing a landfill facility in the region were solicited. The results of that exercise identified the site at the Cam quarry as the preferred...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Dungiven to Drumahoe Dual Carriageway (6 May 2008)

Conor Murphy: ...would not advance any quicker if it were to be taken forward by dividing it into two separate schemes. As the Member correctly said, after those schemes and the public inquiry are complete and procurement for the building of the road takes place, a strong argument can be made that the strongest priority is for building the bypass around Dungiven because that is where the congestion and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Road Safety: Advertisements (28 Apr 2008)

Patsy McGlone: ...and the impact of the advertising campaign. Will the Minister outline whether the tendering for the production of television and radio advertising is done in line with normal and accepted public procurement and tendering procedures?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Local Councils: Litter Prevention (28 Apr 2008)

Arlene Foster: The Strategic Waste Board has been working well and has a large programme of work. Members may be aware that the board will have to consider a large procurement in the near future to solve the huge landfill waste problems. I hope that the board will take the opportunity to come to Stormont and meet with Members of the House to discuss what needs to be done deal with waste. Frankly, some...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Second Stage (22 Apr 2008)

Arlene Foster: ...services. That has certainly been my experience of local councils. In any event, the modernisation legislation will deal with that matter. The Strategic Leadership Board is examining the issue of procurement. Given the day that is in it, that is no bad thing. Mr Gallagher also raised the issue of assistant commissioners. It will be for the Local Government Boundary Commissioner to decide...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Construction Industry Jobs (21 Apr 2008)

Nigel Dodds: My colleague Mr Peter Robinson, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, has key responsibilities in this area; he is chairperson of the procurement board and has responsibility for managing the interface between Government and the construction industry. I am pleased to respond to the debate, and, as several Members indicated, all Ministers and Departments must make an important contribution to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Department for Employment and Learning: Training for Success and the Automotive Industry (21 Apr 2008)

Reg Empey: ...to me about this issue, and I welcome the opportunity to put some points on the record. The contractual process in question began about 18 months to two years ago, and was conducted by the Central Procurement Directorate of the Department of Finance and Personnel. My Department has been following the details of the contractual process throughout that period. When a supplier is given a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Cancer Services in Foyle (15 Apr 2008)

Michael McGimpsey: ...on such a scale, it is important to get it right. Any new development must provide sufficient capacity and supply high-quality services and standards. We also must ensure that the tendering and procurement processes demonstrate value for money and comply with EU and national legislation. Inevitably, that will take time, but it is necessary in order to ensure that we have the right services...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Private Finance Initiatives (15 Apr 2008)

Gerry Kelly: ..., the majority of those older projects would not be undertaken today using PFI, as it now tends to be used in large-scale infrastructure projects. PFI is a more complex approach than conventional procurement. There is a high initial overhead for procurement, affecting the public and private sectors. Since 2003, PFI has been considered as an option only for larger projects with a capital...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Locally Produced Food (14 Apr 2008)

Willie Clarke: ...and to provide advice about what is legal and acceptable. Such policies also address supply issues; consumer education issues; ways in which local food could legitimately be specified within procurement rules, including buying fresh food, short delivery times and minimal packaging; specifying that milk is delivered in bulk rather than in cartons; and considering the issue of organic food....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: International Development (1 Apr 2008)

Jim Wells: .... The most basic thing that we, as a Province, should do is ensure that, given the billions of pounds that are spent on products from overseas, there is a Fairtrade policy for all Government procurement. That would do an enormous amount to benefit those who are less fortunate. I expected Brian Wilson to highlight environmental issues, and he did not disappoint me. He brought up the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Waste Management Targets (31 Mar 2008)

Arlene Foster: ...has established a programme delivery support unit in partnership with the Strategic Investment Board to provide professional and technical support to local government and to help with the procurement of that infrastructure. Guidance and advice to district councils is provided through the NILAS implementation steering group, which is chaired by the Department. That group also monitors and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial statement: Review of Public Administration (31 Mar 2008)

Arlene Foster: ...efficient and effective delivery of such services. In addition, regional shared service arrangements will be developed to deliver common back-office services, such as ICT, accounting, payroll and procurement, across all of the 11 new councils. It is recognised and accepted that, if local government is to begin to realise the potential of our shared vision and take on the role of leader and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Eames/Bradley Consultative Group  on the Past (10 Mar 2008)

Jennifer McCann: ...state, in the guise of the British Army, the RUC and the UDR, planned and instigated the murder of Pat Finucane and facilitated his execution. A photograph and address were supplied, weapons were procured, and roadblocks were removed at the last moment to ensure a clean getaway for his killers. I have worked with some of the families whose loved ones were killed by the state, and I know...


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