Results 121–140 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Constructionline (30 Jun 2020)

Conor Murphy: As the Member probably knows, Constructionline is a private-sector company that provides a service that is useful in the procurement process. The process gives the financial assessment of companies, offers various levels of registration and makes offers which are proportionate to suppliers' turnover. I imagine that those who are using it will find it of some benefit. I recognise what the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Major Capital Works Programme (continued) (23 Jun 2020)

Peter Weir: ...It is critical to ensure that construction jobs are maintained and that the sector becomes a key driver in the economy. I am happy to work with a range of colleagues, particularly, when it comes to procurement issues etc with the Finance Minister, who has overall control of the broader brush of construction, to try to ensure that we move ahead as quickly as possible with any of these projects.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Communities: Waiting Times: Housing Executive Properties (23 Jun 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...in the future, the Housing Executive has gone to tender with the larger contractor framework, and is hoping to attract a larger pool of contractors, in order to limit the need for further procurement through the duration of any new contract framework.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Pandemic: Support for Sheep and Beef Farmers (9 Jun 2020)

Harry Harvey: .... There is no doubt that the challenges faced in farming are deep and complex. The closure of the food services sector, which accounts for 40% of beef sales, and the challenges faced in the procurement of inputs have affected the beef industry particularly. The implementation of new protocols regarding social distancing has also had an impact across the sector. I have been contacted by...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Legislation: Non-fatal Disabilities (2 Jun 2020)

Paula Bradshaw: ..., and the governance and transparency mechanisms are built in, with a requirement on the registered medical professionals to report every termination to the Chief Medical Officer. The truth is that procuring an abortion is never an easy decision for a woman, whether it is a crisis pregnancy for which she seeks an early medical abortion or when she receives news of a severe foetal...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (2 Jun 2020)

Steve Aiken: ...and effective scrutiny at a departmental and cross-cutting strategic level. They include options that will aim to support and promote economic activity at a strategic level, using levers such as procurement, borrowing and the use of financial transactions capital (FTC) and how we can make use of those levers in the future through continued Committee and Assembly scrutiny. From a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Planning a Just Economic Recovery after the COVID-19 Crisis (1 Jun 2020)

Colm Gildernew: ...shared with us today. For example, small and social enterprises must be supported in their efforts to access public contracts. We should also look at encouraging social value clauses in public procurement to support regional development and those smaller businesses. The 2019 report on rebalancing the economy revealed that only 4% of the North's social enterprises were located in Fermanagh...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (26 May 2020)

Conor Murphy: ...of them to invest in the limited return to business that they will be able to experience over the coming months. So, there was support for them in that regard. Of course, we are also looking at procurement. We have sent a signal around Departments that they should be ready to assist in the return to work of construction. Construction makes up about 25% of our economy. A substantial portion...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Estimates Further Vote on Account 2020-2021 (26 May 2020)

Mervyn Storey: ...responsibility that the Minister has. I have raised this with him previously, and I want him to take it away today and look seriously at the operations of CPD. I am not convinced that the Central Procurement Directorate is giving the public sector in Northern Ireland value for money. I declare an interest as a member of the board of governors of two schools in my constituency, Ballymoney...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: COVID-19 Response (26 May 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...various operations to be carried out safely. Because of that, I was only prepared initially to allow my Department's internal contractor to carry out emergency work. However, as additional PPE was procured and safe working systems were developed, in consultation with trade unions, I have allowed additional road maintenance and flood alleviation work to proceed, including a wide range or...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2020-21 (5 May 2020)

Michelle McIlveen: ...says that those are inescapables. The Utility Regulator's determination on Northern Ireland Water funding is inescapable. There is a contract in place to buy new carriages for the rail network and procurement for new buses. Funding for Waterways Ireland, the design phase of York Street and the deficit to Translink also has to be found. The Living with Water Programme requires £1·45...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: School Enhancement Programme (5 May 2020)

Peter Weir: ...to use existing kit. There is a wider context that will need to be looked at for the capital budget. Depending on how this rolls out over time, there may need to be a level of investment and procurement for kit, which, in the grand scheme of things, should not be overly expensive. Therefore, there may be an examination of whether there is any need for a small amount of reprofiling of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Budget (31 Mar 2020)

Karen Mullan: ...that the parents of children who are entitled to free school meals will receive direct financial payment. Will the Minister provide some further detail on the flexibility that he has introduced for procurement? If the Department of Education could follow that flexibility, along with increased funding, that would go a long way to make schools' core budgets sustainable.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Coronavirus Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (24 Mar 2020)

Paul Givan: ...to get the testing kits that are available. Members have highlighted that and the personal protection equipment that needs to be taken. We are not blessed with the ability to go through normal procurement processes. These decisions need to be taken in a very abnormal way. We understand and appreciate that. The 600 tests being carried out from today are welcome, but, when I look at the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: COVID-19: GP Surgeries (16 Mar 2020)

Robin Swann: ...essential PPE items for GPs and pharmacists for use in circumstances in which a patient presents with symptoms. My Department is in daily contact with the Business Services Organisation (BSO) procurement and logistics service (PaLS), and a demand-management strategy is in place, whereby they are working closely with trusts and emergency planner leads over the allocation of PPE stocks in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus (10 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: .... That will ensure that today’s pupils have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sharing and to play an important role in shaping future education delivery locally and regionally. While the procurement competition is currently suspended, it remains live, and, as a result, it would be inappropriate to comment further on the procurement process at this time.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Independent Review of Education (10 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: ...services and 14-19 pathways, as well as a number of other issues. While that does not go as far as some would wish, it does present an opportunity for meaningful action to be taken. Mention of procurement was made by the Member for South Belfast. I want to see greater devolution of that to school principals. Issues around employment of teachers and around pathways are all critical, and, in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Broadband (9 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: With your permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I will take question 5 with question 3. On receipt of updated broadband coverage data from suppliers during the procurement process, the number of premises in the targeted intervention area has been reduced to just over 79,000. That means that some 18,000 premises already access, or will be able to access, services of 30 megabits per second or greater...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Urban Regeneration: East Londonderry (9 Mar 2020)

Deirdre Hargey: Yes, all those things are considered when you go to procurement. The issue was raised recently, so we are scoping that out and looking at it. We will obviously consider that as we write procurement contracts. If the Member has any specific details, I would be happy to respond to him directly, but we will want to tighten up that area in the foreseeable future.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Park and Ride: Moira (2 Mar 2020)

Nichola Mallon: The first business case to build a new park-and-ride facility at Moira station was approved by my Department in June 2016, but it could not proceed because negotiations to procure the land were unsuccessful. A new process was, therefore, undertaken, and a new business case that identified a new site was received in October 2019. It is anticipated that, when complete, the scheme will provide...


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