Results 721–740 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade And Investment: Assisting Local Businesses (10 Mar 2008)

Nigel Dodds: Invest Northern Ireland provides a range of property solutions to enable its client companies to implement growth projects. The agency acquires suitable land, procures the development of the relevant infra­structure, manages the assets and sells sites in support of client-company expansion plans. Client demand for land is now at a record level, mainly due to the shortage of good-quality...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment And Learning: Training for Success: Review (10 Mar 2008)

Reg Empey: ...quite serious. I want to make it clear that the provision of training contracts is carried out under European legislation. The Department contracts with the Department of Finance and Personnel’s procurement division, which runs competitions on our behalf. The procurement division is also consulted — as it was in the case to which the Member has referred — on the management of a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Second Stage (4 Mar 2008)

Jennifer McCann: ...when they carry out their functions under building regulations. There is a welcome new requirement that district councils keep registers of information for public inspection. Given the new procurement practices in public buildings, with projects such as Workplace 2010, what constitutes public buildings has been redefined, and they also come under building regulations when work is being...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Traffic Pollution in Dungiven (3 Mar 2008)

Conor Murphy: ...to the Dungiven area. Those people must be given the opportunity to comment on that and try to seek some means of offsetting the impact that a major road project would have on their land. If proper procurement procedures were not followed, the Department might end up in front of the Public Accounts Committee — of which Mr Dallat is a member — to answer for that. Those processes take a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Grain Scarcity (3 Mar 2008)

Michelle Gildernew: ...order to consider developing and expanding local food-sourcing initiatives in the education and health sectors. In addition, I have also discussed with my colleagues the matter of increased public procurement of local produce, and I am working with the UFU in an attempt to get through the current difficulties. Given the rising cost of feed prices, I wrote to every supermarket expressing my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Outcome of Affordability Review (26 Feb 2008)

Mark Durkan: ...delivery of the strategy? Will the strategy be able to overcome delivery black spots when they arise, whether through developer resistance, difficulties that housing associations may have with new procurement issues, or variations in market conditions?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Consideration Stage (26 Feb 2008)

Arlene Foster: ...new plates and licences. That matter will be addressed in due course, as new vehicle-licensing regulations, made under the Bill, are brought forward. My Department is currently in the process of procuring a new IT system for taxi licensing, implementation of which will provide an opportunity for us to review our existing licensing processes and, where feasible, streamline and expedite that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Update on Bluetongue (19 Feb 2008)

Michelle Gildernew: ...the tender process. At the moment, no animals in the North are infected with bluetongue; therefore, we are not permitted to vaccinate. If we require the vaccine, we will obtain it through our own procurement process. We are developing a vaccination strategy in partnership with DEFRA and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). I should also point out that the vaccine...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and personnel: Workplace 2010 (18 Feb 2008)

Peter Robinson: ...contract early in 2009. I have, however, given assurances that we will engage fully with the Finance Committee and with the Executive before moving to what are, effectively, the final stages of the procurement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill:  Second Stage (12 Feb 2008)

Peter Robinson: ...do. The Executive are in the business of dealing with situations as they arise and of planning as well as possible, based on the information available. Mr O’Loan made a number of remarks about procurement, and I take those remarks very seriously. I have spoken to a wide range of people who have been involved in procurement for the Civil Service, and for the public sector generally. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2007-08 and Vote on Account 2008-09 (11 Feb 2008)

Declan O'Loan: ...opposition to proposals with which it has concerns. We will not attempt to hold up the implementation of the necessary resources that are required to keep the wheels of Government in motion. Procurement has to continue and salaries have to be paid. For that reason, we support the spring Supplementary Estimates and the Vote on Account.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Repair of School Buildings:  East Derry/Londonderry (11 Feb 2008)

Caitriona Ruane: ...accommodation, health-and-safety works and improved access for people with disabilities. The Department of Education and the Strategic Investment Board are working collaboratively to introduce new procurement and delivery arrangements that will handle the increased level of investment effectively.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and rural development: Local Produce (4 Feb 2008)

Michelle Gildernew: .... I will take questions 1 and 3 together. I am grateful for the opportunity to update Assembly colleagues on an issue that I have prioritised since taking up office. Through the sustainable procurement action plan, my officials are working with the Central Procurement Directorate to develop advice and guidance on the public procurement of food. I am keen to explore every opportunity to use...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister: International Relations (4 Feb 2008)

Carmel Hanna: ...development. Although that is a reserved matter, does the First Minister agree that our Departments have an opportunity to complement and support work in areas such as fair trade, ethical procurement, volunteering and exchanges?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (29 Jan 2008)

Mitchel McLaughlin: .... Sinn Féin welcomes the £18 billion that is to be invested in the next 10 years. In particular, we welcome the explicit commitments to the promotion of social inclusion and equality in the procurement of infrastructure programmes. Furthermore, the reviews of water reform, domestic and industrial rates and Civil Service reform — as well as the systemic efficiency programmes across all...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Programme for Government and Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland (28 Jan 2008)

Martin McGuinness: ...place to enable people to develop sustainable skills. It is anticipated that specific guidance on embedding equality of opportunity and sustainability, including consideration of social outcomes in procurement processes, will be issued to public bodies in the near future. The importance of equality has been raised several times. As previously stated, equality, fairness, inclusion and the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Belfast to Derry/Londonderry Railway (28 Jan 2008)

Conor Murphy: ...an economic appraisal in order to assess the most economically advantageous solution. That will include the production of resource plans, detailed cost estimates, a design brief, a risk plan and a procurement plan. It will take up to 18 months to complete and to gain approval for a project as complex and high-value as this. The sequencing of the remaining stages of the design, procurement,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Programme for Government  and Investment Strategy (28 Jan 2008)

Mitchel McLaughlin: ...addressing of outstanding organisational issues, which the Committee identified in its report on the draft Budget. Objective 5 of PSA 21 aims to deliver value-for-money improvements in Government procurement. The Committee wishes to see the revised programme include dates for delivery against some of the targets under that objective — including the 3% value-for-money gains on procurement...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Apprenticeships (22 Jan 2008)

Reg Empey: ...about the bidding process and about who won contracts and who did not win. I assure Members that the bidding process was robust; it was conducted by the Department of Finance and Personnel’s procurement section. Opportunities will arise for people to bid again in future competitions, and I wish the successful bidders well. Mr Attwood referred to the position of Northern Ireland, the...


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