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Results 801–820 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Environment: Contracts (9 Sep 2002)

Alex Attwood: 4. asked the Minister of the Environment to outline (a) how many contracts, to what value, and in what departmental areas, have been forwarded to the public procurement board for consideration and inclusion in the pilot studies for procurement policy; (b) what measures are being undertaken to assess each departmental contract for inclusion in the pilot studies; and to make a statement....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Environment: Wake Up To Waste Campaign (9 Sep 2002)

Dermot Nesbitt: ...clearly want to play their part, and we must therefore provide a solution for them. We will continue to educate the people of Northern Ireland further on that. Regarding recyclable paper and public procurement in general, I agree that this Administration should lead by example in a whole raft of ways. It is difficult for us in the Administration to ask others to do things that we are not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Food Safety and Health (9 Sep 2002)

Bairbre de Brún: ...to gauge the potential health gain from positron emission tomography (PET) technology on an all-island basis. The Council was also informed that the potential for all-island co-operation on procurement and operational training in essential support services in the acute sector is being researched. The Council acknowledged the continuing co-operation on cancer research within the cancer...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Trade and Business Development (9 Sep 2002)

Reg Empey: ...one another. The key focus of the body is to promote trade and business. I have drawn Members’ attention to the huge potential for companies in each jurisdiction to benefit from public procurement. There are public procurement contracts worth between £7·5 billion and £10 billion on the island, and only a comparatively small percentage of that trade is won by companies in Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Reinvestment and Reform Initiative (2 Jul 2002)

Mark Durkan: ...that we should borrow to invest, not to support current spending programmes. Furthermore, we will not take out loans that are repayable over periods beyond the useful life of the assets that we are procuring. The projects that we are supporting represent a balanced investment package that will address some of the most pressing infrastructure needs in schools, the Health Service, roads, and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: First Report of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (24 Jun 2002)

Mr John Fee: ...process. From the accounts, Members will see that we have maintained stringent controls on our budget, and that we have gone further and appointed internal audit staff. We are also developing procurement procedures and trying as best as possible to ensure that we, and the Assembly as a whole, are entirely beyond reproach. We are in the process of trying to design, agree, and negotiate...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Care of Special School Leavers (17 Jun 2002)

Bairbre de Brún: .... The board has identified enhanced day care as an area for development against any additional funding available this year. In the longer term, the emphasis on day-care provision will be to procure a diverse range of tailored schemes with several providers to meet the identified local need. Some of that work fits in with some of the points raised by Members. Expenditure on learning...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Omagh Throughpass: Third Stage (10 Jun 2002)

Peter Robinson: .... Unless those objections are withdrawn, it is expected that that inquiry will be held later this year. Subject to the successful completion of the direction order process, statutory procedures to procure the land required for the scheme will begin. It would be inappropriate to pre-empt the outcome of the consultation process, but the scheme has a high level of local support, and I hope...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Supply Resolution for the 2002-03 Main Estimates (10 Jun 2002)

Patricia Lewsley: ...and continuously improve our activities. We must continuously question the use of resources in every Department, asking whether they represent value for money. We need to ensure that our public procurement is used in ways that satisfy our needs and, where possible, liberate opportunities for our people and our economy. I welcome the Minister’s statement as a sign that devolution is truly...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Position Report (5 Jun 2002)

Seamus Close: ...aiming towards the type of resources that could be released from a proper review of public administration? I could repeat that comment with respect to the other ongoing reviews, such as on procurement et cetera. It would be useful to have a quantifiable figure that we knew was possible to achieve through saving and making better use of resources. My understanding is that needs and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Public Procurement Policy (27 May 2002)

Sean Farren: ...policy and practice, and we must clearly demonstrate that. With respect to the Member’s initial question on best value, I said later in my statement that the concept is central to public procurement policy, but the Executive have not adopted a narrow definition. They defined it as "the optimum combination of whole life cost and quality (or fitness for purpose) to meet the customer’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Public-Private Partnerships (21 May 2002)

Sean Farren: ...further afield to see how we might adapt PPPs, if that is what we agree to do. There have been mistakes, including delays and inadequate standards, in public sector projects financed by traditional procurement, which is how most developments have been funded. I cannot comment on the situation that the Member mentioned, but if she wishes to write to me I will give her further information on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Report by the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development (20 May 2002)

John Dallat: ...community groups and did not stay around to address the failures. It is my understanding that, in future, where they are deemed necessary, consultants will be selected solely through the Government Procurement Agency. The selection of poor-quality consultants is not exclusive to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development got...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Order (Northern Ireland) 2002 (20 May 2002)

Peter Robinson: ...as an employer. I agree that its role in the local economy is important. Reference was made to the academic power to dispose of land. Although at present Warrenpoint Harbour Authority may wish to procure land, the circumstances might change in the future. The provision is there should the need arise. I agree that the board deserves its complement of elected representatives. During my visit...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Low-Cost Airlines (Civil Service Usage) (20 May 2002)

Sean Farren: ...from Britain are often the determining factor as to which carrier represents best value for a specific trip. My officials are undertaking a strategic review of this changing market to ensure that procurement arrangements continue to provide best value for Departments.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Dual Carriageways in Tyrone and Fermanagh (13 May 2002)

Peter Robinson: ...regional transportation strategy, I tasked my officials with reconsidering how we could start to provide stepped improvements. They will consider issues of affordability, priority and innovative procurement mechanisms with the regional transportation strategy team. In that context, issues such as the road between Dungannon and Ballygawley, which would be the outworking of such a policy,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Energy Agency: Northern Ireland Energy Agency (13 May 2002)

Alasdair McDonnell: ...that have been working to combat fuel poverty. However, someone must drive the policy forward because, mostly, it just reacts to a difficulty or shortfall. We must also make progress on energy procurement, which may be a major issue in the long term, and conservation. Much of that concerns the Department of the Environment, given its responsibility for building control and the quality of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Energy Agency (13 May 2002)

The following motion stood in the Order Paper: That this Assembly calls for the urgent establishment of a Northern Ireland energy agency to assess, plan and actively manage all aspects of energy procurement, supply and conservation in Northern Ireland. — [Dr McDonnell.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Reinvestment and Reform Initiative (7 May 2002)

Mark Durkan: .... The Programme for Government emphasises the importance of improving the way in which we work together across the Departments. We have already consulted widely on how to improve public sector procurement generally. A new central body that will draw in the best private sector expertise is already planned. In responding to the need to improve the infrastructure, there is potential to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Status of the IRA Ceasefire (29 Apr 2002)

Ian Paisley: ...Mr Trimble said that there must be "a clear and unequivocal commitment that ceasefires are complete and permanent; that the ‘war’ is over, and violence ended. That targeting, training, weapons procurement and so-called punishment beatings cease forthwith. That there is a progressive abandonment and dismantling of paramilitary structures. That use of ‘proxy’ organisations for...


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