Results 61–80 of 800 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: November Monitoring Round: 2015-16 (18 Nov 2015)

Arlene Foster: well. For the forensic lab and prison estates, £2·7 million capital DEL is allocated. In my Department, I will continue to work with the construction sector to make sure that we can make procurement of government contracts as easily understood and as accessible as we can. I think that we have made progress on that matter, particularly with the new procurement contract regulations,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Belfast Rapid Transit System (17 Nov 2015)

Michelle McIlveen: ...the changes that have already been introduced on completed sections of the routes will provide benefits for existing public transport in advance of Belfast rapid transit becoming operational. The procurement of the rapid transit vehicles is progressing well, and I hope to make a major announcement on that in the next few weeks. Phase 1 of the Belfast rapid transit system is scheduled to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Construction Contracts: SMEs (16 Nov 2015)

Arlene Foster: February 2015. These are intended to facilitate the participation of small and medium-sized businesses by, for example, limiting turnover requirements to twice the contract value. The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) has also worked with the construction industry to simplify the pre-qualification process and reduce the effort needed to tender. SMEs are now winning around 85% of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Urban Villages (2 Nov 2015)

Mervyn Storey: .... As I said in answer to the original question, DSD staff are working in partnership with OFMDFM and the Strategic Investment Board on a number of schemes that are at various stages of design and procurement. In the Newtownards Road area, seven schemes are ongoing, including pocket parks, artworks, domestic frontages and other public realm and environmental improvements. In the Colin...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Second Stage (12 Oct 2015)

Basil McCrea: Will the Member inform the House that, when he tried to bring a private Member's Bill through on procurement, he came to me and asked if I would take it over so that he could bring forward this private Member's Bill?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Capital Build: South Tyrone (6 Oct 2015)

John O'Dowd: .... The Moy shared education campus for St John's Primary School in Moy and for Moy Regional Primary School is at the business case stage. If approved, the project will be released to construction procurement, subject to funding being available.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Social Investment Fund: Applications (5 Oct 2015)

Martin McGuinness: ...and the Best of the East, in the Belfast east zone — should also complete before the end of the year. A further 14 capital projects are either at the stage of design-team or construction-team procurement. We anticipate that they will begin work later this year or early next year.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Disability Employment Strategy: Consultation Launch (29 Sep 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...and Investment. I think that the point he makes is well understood and is also reflected in the approaches taken at present through the use of social clauses, which is now mainstream in public procurement right across the public sector. Indeed, as we build upon existing practices in social clauses, there is an immediate opportunity with regard to the type of outcome that the Member is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Social Value Legislation (22 Sep 2015)

Arlene Foster: As the Member is probably aware, the Central Procurement Directorate has engaged on that issue quite extensively. If the Member has a particular suggestion about how we should take it forward, I am happy to meet her to discuss the issues. Social clauses have been included in many public-sector procurements. From my experience in DETI, when we were involved in the building of Titanic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Social Investment Fund: North Belfast (21 Sep 2015)

Arlene Foster: an advanced stage. The first, a capital project called Childcare and Family Support will build two community childcare facilities, in Henry Place and Alliance Crescent. Design teams are being procured. The second, called Ethical Investment, is a social economy project aimed at helping community groups set up, support and develop market-ready property-based projects. A service...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Casement Park (14 Sep 2015)

Carál Ní Chuilín: I thank the Member for his question. A shortlist of eight companies that could provide expert advice was identified by the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) using the RIBA database, and that list was reduced to three. Three companies were immediately ruled out as they were already directly involved in the regional stadia programme and projects, another was ruled out as it was not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Housing Executive Structures (8 Sep 2015)

Alex Maskey: conjunction with the Department and Minister on a constructive basis. The social housing reform programme has been reporting to the Committee on everything from rental policy to allocations, procurements, funding for social housing and so on. I hope that that programme and those reports can, as part of that prioritisation by the Committee for Social Development, be accelerated to make...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Southern Health and Social Care Trust: Financial Pressures (30 Jun 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...right to identify concerns that might exist about where those savings are made. I want to see front-line services protected as much as possible. I want to see savings made in administration and procurement — areas not on the front line. It is incredibly important that trusts focus their attention on those areas rather than on front-line services. I appreciate and accept that it is an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (30 Jun 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...some £283 million in 2017-18 and rising to £366 million in 2018-19. We will also be faced with significant costs in developing new IT systems to deliver welfare payments here. Furthermore, the procurement of such systems before the existing ones become obsolete will be a huge challenge. All that is well known but worth reiterating to remind Members of the critical importance of us all...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: NI Water: Environmental Obligations (16 Jun 2015)

Danny Kennedy: be met in a timely manner. As a result, Ballycastle has been identified as a priority for NI Water. The timescale for completion of the upgrade, subject to satisfactory completion of the procurement and construction processes, would be late 2017. That information has been communicated to DEFRA and the Commission, and, to date, the proposed way forward has satisfied the Commission and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Coleraine to Londonderry Line: Phase 2 (16 Jun 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...scheme was significantly underestimated. The outcome of the review provided me with the assurance to press on with the project. It confirmed that there might be limited interest in the signalling procurement due to the scale of railway investment being carried forward in Great Britain. Translink has now awarded the contract to Babcock, which is a company renowned for its engineering...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2013-14 Excess Votes and Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2015-16 (15 Jun 2015)

Seán Rogers: ...of sound financial management. I have no doubt that, if other aspects of their budgets were delegated, they could do a very good job and ensure value for money. I have spoken many times about the procurement process for general maintenance. I have no doubt that schools could save thousands of pounds and redirect this to where the need is in the classroom. With less money tied up in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Social Investment Bonds (15 Jun 2015)

David Ford: ...this area. DFP is working with Departments to explore opportunities to pilot alternative financing models for public service delivery, including social impact bonds and the development of suitable procurement models. Social impact bonds are indeed a means of attracting private funds to finance interventions designed to achieve social outcomes. As the expected output of a social impact...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Minor Injuries Unit: Armagh (9 Jun 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...area for a primary care centre. However, we are moving forward, as the Member will appreciate, with the centres in Ballymena, Banbridge and Omagh, and then we will move forward with a different procurement model for the ones in Lisburn and Newry, which is in his constituency. We will evaluate that process and, beyond that, the strategic implementation plan, which is there to roll out the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: ADD-NI: Ministerial Meeting (9 Jun 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...every year. It is 67 organisations and not 68, and there is no potential to grow that to 68 or 69. It is exclusively for 67 organisations, and that, in itself, raises some issues for me around procurement, state aid, equity and fairness. The issue has been around for some time. Previous Ministers in my post have signalled to the sector that reform will happen to the core funding but...

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