Results 741–760 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Public-Transport Funding (22 Jan 2008)

Conor Murphy: ...for a variety of roads and public-transport schemes. The draft Budget 2007 has provided an allocation of £137 million for railways over the three years to 2010-11. That will allow NIR to commence procurement of 20 new trains to replace the remaining old stock, and to enhance services both around Belfast and to Derry. The £12 million scheme to improve the Ballymena to Coleraine section of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Civil Service Modernisation Projects (21 Jan 2008)

Peter Robinson: projects, providing shared-service centres for human resources, accounts and ICT, are being rolled out across the Northern Ireland Civil Service, and will be complete by April 2009. The procurement for NI Direct will get under way this month, with a view to introducing the single telephone point of contact for public services in Northern Ireland on a phased basis from December...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council — Health and Food Safety Sectoral Format (15 Jan 2008)

Willie Clarke: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his statement. I welcome the work that is being carried out by the Food Safety Promotion Board. Does the Minister agree that the procurement of local produce is essential to the health and well-being of patients in our hospitals, particularly seasonal foods, local meat, chicken and organic produce? Go raibh maith agat.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Apprenticeships in Foyle (15 Jan 2008)

Reg Empey: ...Affairs that severely criticised the Jobskills programme. Among the many criticisms was the fact that employers were exploiting the workers by using them for 12 months before dumping them. The procurement process is run through the Depart­ment of Finance and Personnel’s Central Procurement Directorate. People have asked whether it was necessary for the Carter and Carter Group plc to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: Employment Services Board (14 Jan 2008)

Reg Empey: ...established, and, given the background and the fact that groups are demanding access to opportunities, we must pursue that policy in consultation with the Department of Finance and Personnel’s procurement branch, which usually spearheads competitions for us. As I have said, the policy does not diminish the efforts that other groups have made or their successes.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Bus-Replacement Scheme (3 Dec 2007)

Conor Murphy: ...response to an earlier question, that investment will continue. A substantial investment of, I think, £62 million has been allocated in the draft Budget, so there will continue to be investment in procurement to replace the older buses in the Translink fleet. That will bring all buses up to the standard to which the Member referred. However, I presume that the Member will understand that,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Cherrymount Link Road (3 Dec 2007)

Conor Murphy: It is expected that the statutory procedures that are associated with the Cherrymount link road scheme will be published next month, and that will bring the procurement of that transport link to the next stage.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Budget (27 Nov 2007)

Patsy McGlone: ...of air-quality management. Thirdly, the programme delivery support unit’s key area will be the support of district councils and the three waste-management groups in implementing major waste procurement plans. Fourthly, the Department will be able to develop, in part, an agreed programme for the modernisation and structure reform of local government. Finally, the proposed capital...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Programme for Government and the Draft Investment Strategy (26 Nov 2007)

Michelle O'Neill: ...welcome that commitment from the Executive. However, as the Assembly is forced to move further down the line of Departments’ use of private finance initiatives and public-private partnerships for procurement rather than conventional methods, it may leave a legacy for future generations that is steeped in Government debt. I welcome the commitment to modernise the mental-health service’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and personnel: Workplace 2010 (26 Nov 2007)

Peter Robinson: ...that the Department is now in a position to invite bids. However, that is only one part of the process, as there is a further court case outstanding, which is not due to start until January. If the procurement continues to be delayed, there will be serious implications for capital projects that rely on the funding that it will generate. The severity of the impact will depend on the extent...

Northern Ireland Assembly: employment and learning: Further Education: L1 Category Enrolment (26 Nov 2007)

Reg Empey: is very important, and it cannot be assumed that they will not continue to do that work as they will have the opportunity to tender for the work if they wish. Judgement will be made by the procurement branch of the Department of Finance and Personnel, which has guided my Department in the tenders that we have conducted hitherto.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade  and Investment: Women in Business (19 Nov 2007)

Dolores Kelly: start-ups during the previous financial year? Will he indicate whether he has met with the Women in Business network recently? They are concerned about their ability to tender for public procurement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Closure of the Seagate  Operation in Limavady (19 Nov 2007)

Mitchel McLaughlin: .... However, if the indigenous sector, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, is to compete, we must ensure that the wider economy provides benefits and opportunities — particularly from procurement policies that will give those enterprises access to Government contracts. In the Seagate factory in Limavady, we have a skilled workforce that is housed in one of the most modern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Co-ownership and Shared Equity (12 Nov 2007)

Margaret Ritchie: ...associations, who together recently negotiated a good deal with Barclays Bank for their borrowing for the next three years. That is a great example of housing associations working together to procure services for the benefit of a group. It augurs well for the introduction of my Department’s procurement strategy, which requires all housing associations to come together in groups to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Local Agricultural Produce (12 Nov 2007)

Michelle Gildernew: ...thereby help to promote the use of local food as a firm foundation for public health, as well as ensuring that local food is brought to the attention of consumers. I also intend to write to public-procurement bodies in the North, reminding them of the high animal welfare and productivity standards of locally-produced food. I continue to stress the benefits of the local food supply to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Health Service Efficiency Targets (5 Nov 2007)

Michael McGimpsey: the comprehensive spending review. That builds on efficiencies of £146 million that have already been achieved. Those efficiencies will be attained through a range of measures, such as improved procurement, more efficient prescribing and dispensing of medicines, improved productivity and reduced administration. My officials are working closely with Health Service professionals to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Business: Draft Programme for Government and Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland (25 Oct 2007)

Sammy Wilson: ...years ago has not even started. Given that, will the deputy First Minister tell us what plans have been included in the draft Programme for Government to ensure that finance, but, more importantly, procurement are such that the new building programme will not face the same delays? Secondly, will the deputy First Minister tell the House whether the final Programme for Government will...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: IVF Fertility Waiting Lists (25 Oct 2007)

Iris Robinson: ...and those who seek fertility treatment having already had children. One partner in some couples may have had children in a previous relationship. I hope that the Minister will investigate the procurement practices and use of particular drugs and treatments at the regional fertility centre as part of any review that may occur. In previous years, there would appear to have been a...

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