Results 681–700 of 1000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

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: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Tyrone County Hospital (17 May 2010)

Michael McGimpsey: ...to it, which mirror the Developing Better Services programme. The local hospital has seen an increase in activity and it is busy, so I can easily justify the expenditure and investment there. The procurement process underwent a review, and I explained to the House that I was given a financial profile that allowed only for PFI. When that was no longer value for money, I had to look at other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Invest NI: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (22 Nov 2011)

Arlene Foster: ...so because of the banking crisis. We identified that gap, of which the Member is well aware. We had to find an innovative way in which to close the gap. In the very near future, we plan to begin a procurement process to appoint an FSA-approved fund manager to manage the fund. Loans will typically be between £50,000 and £500,000, so we are not talking about huge sums of money, but it is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: York Street Interchange (9 Dec 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...due course. Depending on the response to the consultation, I may also hold a public inquiry into the scheme. Given the rate of progress, and subject to finance, statutory approval and successful procurement, the scheme could commence in 2018, with a construction period of around three years.

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: Independent Review of Economic Development Policy in Northern Ireland (DETI/Invest NI) (5 Oct 2009)

Arlene Foster: ...small businesses. I am pleased with how Invest Northern Ireland has been working on some bigger contracts to bring in smaller companies and allow them access, which goes back to the public procurement issue. For instance, Invest Northern Ireland is working with the team in the south west hospital to bring in small contractors and allow them access to the work. Moreover, it allowed small...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform:  Economic Impact (14 Oct 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...s question about this being a cause of further delay, I can assuage her concerns and calm her nerves.  This will be a short, sharp piece of work carried out on our behalf.  We have gone through a procurement process, and the people are in place and doing the work.  I expect that it will take no more than four weeks and that I will have the report in front of me by the middle of November...

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: ...at 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: Ministerial Statement: Inland Waterways Sectoral Format (23 Sep 2008)

Gregory Campbell: The question in the Member’s contribution was in relation to the Ulster Canal. Waterways Ireland is involved in a procurement exercise to engage a consultant to undertake preliminary design work. A call for expressions of interest was published on 15 May 2008, with the deadline for replies being 16 June 2008. From that process, a list of six consultants was compiled, and they will be asked...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Home Improvement Grants (15 Sep 2009)

Simon Hamilton: ...businesses are downsizing or are going out of business quietly as a result of this. They are local family firms that employ local people and use local building supplies to do their work. We cannot procure preferentially in any way, but we all know that grants work benefits local firms first and foremost. We need not turn the tap back on to £40 million a year: it is not possible to do...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Social Development: Housing Associations and Social Housing (31 Jan 2011)

Alex Attwood: ...reserves to help fund newbuild. As Members know, I am a believer in radical reform and a positive image of the housing association sector in Northern Ireland. I have asked it to do more on joint procurement and to consider mergers and working together on shared services. I have asked it to deal with the internal costs issues, but, to date, not one housing association chief executive who...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Breaches of International Law in Palestine by Israel (17 May 2021)

Rachel Woods: ...to peace can only be achieved with the full realisation of Palestinian rights and the end of Israel's systematic discrimination against Palestinians in Israel and occupied Palestine. In addition to procuring an end to bombing, rocketing and violence, it is time for the international community to play an actual meaningful role and step up to events in Israel and Palestine. Words are fine,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Sydenham Wastewater Pumping Station (24 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...the design and help to establish the most suitable construction method. The completion of the outline design, along with planning and other approvals, is expected in summer 2022, followed by the procurement and award of the contract in autumn 2023. It is hoped that construction will commence in spring 2024 and that construction, testing and commissioning will be completed in autumn 2026. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Small Business Saturday (2 Dec 2013)

Fearghal McKinney: ...to that.  Its survey has revealed that seven out of 10 small firms think that, moving forward, parking is the priority for independent shops.  Broadening it out, could another answer lie with procurement processes?  Given the huge spend, could local authorities approach this in a way that allows small or local businesses greater access to the procurement process? NIIRTA points to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: October Monitoring Round:  DOE Implications (13 Oct 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...in general admin expenditure across all business areas of the Department; utilisation of an in-year reduced requirement on the ring-fenced coastal communities fund; postponement of planned procurements; curtailing spend on a number of contracts; reducing grants for a range of programmes, unfortunately; and reducing the number of lower-priority environmental programmes funded.  I also,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements : North/South Ministerial Council: Environment (3 Dec 2013)

Mark Durkan: ...for an all-island air quality research study into the issue of airborne pollution from residential smoky coal combustion at its meeting on 10 July 2013.  The Council welcomed the fact that the procurement process for the study has been initiated, and the study is expected to be completed by May 2014. The Council welcomed the publication of the revised waste management strategy,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Social Investment Fund (6 Dec 2016)

Alastair Ross: ...partner approach was a direct result of the consultation responses in which the public selected this as a preferred delivery option. The lead partner has an oversight role to lead and manage the procurement of delivery agents and their resulting contract. It also reports to and draws down funding from the Department in respect of the project. This approach is not specific to SIF; it is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: June Monitoring Round: HSSPS Bids (18 May 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...have agreed their action plans and submitted proposals for service changes. The primary care infrastructure is also starting to be put in place; Banbridge, Ballymena and Omagh are moving forward. Procurement processes are being taken forward for Newry and Lisburn. There is a lot of work being done. By the end of this financial year, we will, we anticipate, have driven a shift left of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Financial Pressures  Impacting on Public Spending (14 Oct 2008)

Jennifer McCann: ...been allocated funds in the Budget and ensure that when the tendering processes begin, local companies can compete with larger companies. Ensuring that social clauses are embedded in all public-procurement contracts will help to tackle poverty and need by creating employment for those who are disadvantaged and opportunities for local small and medium-sized enterprises and social-economy...

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.


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