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Results 821–840 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Recycling of Waste (23 Apr 2002)

William McCrea: ...and all public bodies, such as health boards and education boards, must lead the way by giving practical support, by improving their own waste management performance and by developing sustainable procurement policies. Imagine the effect of that one act on the market for recycled and recovered materials in Northern Ireland. I support the thought behind the motion.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Downpatrick Maternity Hospital (8 Apr 2002)

Eddie McGrady: ...one campus for the consultants and their various disciplines, whereas we currently have two campuses. However, the money that was set aside for that building has gone and must be found again. The procurement of the highest technology, which was in train, was cancelled and must be started again. I will take no sermons from Sinn Féin in that respect. I regret very much that party politics...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, arts and leisure: Lisburn Library (19 Mar 2002)

Michael McGimpsey: ...options for the provision of a library and associated costs, which the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure approved in February 2001. That approval enabled the project board to initiate the PFI procurement process by advertising in the Official Journal of the European Commission (OJEC) so that it could assess potential private sector interest in a PFI project. The project board has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment: report on the energy inquiry (5 Mar 2002)

Alasdair McDonnell: ...ties us to those mistakes. If the contracts had been for 10 years, or had been renegotiated every five years, we would have had a get-out clause. In the medium to long term we must separate power procurement and transmission. I am not unduly critical of NIE, but if we are to pretend that we have an open market, we need an open market. We cannot have a consortium that appears to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Capital Spending in Education (26 Feb 2002)

Martin McGuinness: ...to the highest priorities based on educational need. As I pointed out last year, and as Members recognise, the backlog of work on school building projects cannot be addressed by conventional procurement means alone. I shall re-examine the possibility of clearing some of that backlog through further programmes under public-private procurement. That could supplement and complement the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Wastewater Treatment Works (26 Feb 2002)

Peter Robinson: ...planning application during April. The site is in private ownership, and initial land acquisition procedures will commence in the near future. The planning approval, land acquisition and project procurement procedure will be complex and lengthy. Subject to satisfactory progress on all those fronts, I expect construction work to commence in 2005. It will take two years to build the new...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Tourist Board – Audit Report (25 Feb 2002)

Reg Empey: ...his initial comments, Mr Dowdall indicated that he accepted the assurance of my Department that the chairman acted entirely properly in all matters in relation to Northern Ireland Tourist Board procurement decisions. It has, therefore, been a matter of regret to me that the chairman has been singled out and has had to defend himself against allegations that were not true. Clearly there...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Supply Resolutions: (11 Feb 2002)

John Dallat: I am just regulating the technicalities. The budget of approximately £4·5 million is a huge sum of money that must be spent in the way in which it was intended. There must be no flaws in the procurement procedures, and it must be clearly shown that the public gets excellent value for money. The task of verifying that money is properly spent falls to the Northern Ireland Audit Office under...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Green Purchasing Policies (11 Feb 2002)

Sean Farren: The procurement review team’s report, which has been subject to public consultation, includes recommendations aimed at ensuring that environmental issues are integrated into public procurement policy. The contributions to the consultation exercise are being considered together with the team’s recommendations, and I will bring forward policy proposals to the Executive in due course.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Northern Ireland Railways: New Rolling Stock (4 Feb 2002)

Peter Robinson: The process of procuring new rolling stock for Northern Ireland Railways is nearing completion. That has been managed to date by a rolling stock steering group comprised of senior officials from Translink, the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company and my Department. The steering group has been advised by professional consultants with expertise in train procurement. An independent panel...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Local Government (Best Value) Bill: Consideration Stage (4 Feb 2002)

Mr James Leslie: ...be the end of the matter, but I trust that it will not and should not be revisited until the completion of the review of local government and the implementation of the forthcoming new Government procurement policies. Until we know where we stand with those issues, we cannot reasonably address changes to the way in which councils conduct their affairs. I particularly welcome subsection 2 of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Trade and Business Development (4 Feb 2002)

John Dallat: I welcome the Minister’s statement and would like to follow up his encouragement for public procurement in both parts of the island. Am I to believe that this now presents a new and exciting opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses to tender for Government contracts on an all-Ireland basis? Can the Minister assure us that the procedures will be open and transparent with input from...

Northern Ireland Assembly: December Monitoring (22 Jan 2002)

Sean Farren: ...obligations have arisen due partly to the world economic recession and the impact of 11 September. There is also an allocation for the Department of Finance and Personnel to cover the initial procurement and implementation costs of accounting systems to support a common approach to the provision of accounting services across all Departments. This will be more economical than developing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of the Public Accounts Committee (15 Jan 2002)

Sean Farren: ...accountability and to consider more coherent structures for delivering efficient, quality services. For example, the Executive will bring forward detailed implementation plans to improve public procurement. Those will include the policies, and organisational and procedural actions that are needed. The report will address more general concerns that the Committee has raised in the past about...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — First Minister and Deputy First Minister: North/South Ministerial Council (Premises) (10 Dec 2001)

Mark Durkan: Although the joint secretariat is operating effectively from temporary accommodation in Armagh, work is continuing to identify and procure a new permanent headquarters. A schedule of accommodation requirements for a new permanent headquarters has been drawn up, and it is currently being developed and evaluated by the professional staff of the Department of Finance and Personnel’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Programme for Government (10 Dec 2001)

William McCrea: ...on a voluntary basis and not on the legalistic approach that the Department has indicated. I have the full backing of the Committee to make that request. An implementation plan to improve public procurement is referred to immediately below the statement: "In seeking to improve efficiency we shall also be conscious of environment issues set out in paragraph 5.11." I trust that the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Social and Economic Marginalisation (19 Nov 2001)

Dr Dara O'Hagan: 8. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what steps he has taken to ensure that departmental procurement enhances the objectives of tackling social and economic marginalisation. (AQO 405/01)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: ICT Strategy (19 Nov 2001)

Martin McGuinness: .... I also recently announced an investment of £16 million to implement the Classroom 2000-managed services in 574 small primary schools over the next eight months. That is the first of several procurements that are well under way. The plan is to award the contract for the remaining primary schools at the end of January, and the contract for special and secondary schools before the end of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Tax Credits (19 Nov 2001)

Nigel Dodds: ...matter of principle — it is more than that. A decision that is not in the best interest of the people of Northern Ireland will affect the Northern Ireland Budget and block. The estimated cost of procuring and operating a computer system to handle Northern Ireland-only child benefit claims and administration is likely to be some £5 million per annum. As a Member from this side of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Draft Programme for Government (13 Nov 2001)

Francie Molloy: ...of Finance and Personnel and to the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister about those matters. Issues addressed included the work to reform the public administration in areas of public procurement. Members were concerned that the reforms should give value for money. Financing the programmes is the most important issue, and the Committee considered Section 7, sub-priority 4 of the...


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