Results 81–100 of 700 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Steps 2 Success (2 Jun 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...keep work.  Steps 2 Success builds on the success of Steps to Work and will increase the flexibility to develop an individually designed programme to prepare participants to find employment.  The procurement of Steps 2 Success is being carried out by my Department in conjunction with the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) of the Department of Finance and Personnel. The procurement is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Infrastructure Projects (9 Jun 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...in the commissioning and delivery of public infrastructure projects was recently examined by a number of reports, including one from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). As chair of the procurement board, I established a subgroup to bring forward recommendations to improve government's performance and to draw up an action plan for implementation.  That work is now complete and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Procurement (23 Apr 2001)

John Dallat: ...by the Comptroller and Auditor General are highly damaging to public confidence. Can the Minister confirm that the findings of the review team will take account of the equality issues involved in procurement and will ensure that all proper procurement procedures suggested by the review will be followed? We do not want a repeat of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s printing contract...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Trade and Business Development Sectoral Format (29 Sep 2009)

Arlene Foster: Public procurement is an issue in which InterTradeIreland has been very much involved. The Member is probably aware that public procurement is a huge market that companies can get involved in across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. About £17 billion per annum is spent on public procurement in the two jurisdictions. That being the case, InterTradeIreland sees it as a very...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Child Poverty (30 Sep 2013)

Jennifer McCann: The short answer is yes.  Public procurement is something that we have discussed in the Assembly on a number of occasions, and I know that different Members have strong views about the way that we deliver good services.  In the public procurement framework, we are looking to tackle disadvantage and best serve the needs of our communities.  For instance, we need to ensure that the childcare...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Finance and Personnel (26 Feb 2013)

Sammy Wilson: Various centres of procurement expertise (COPEs) in a number of Departments are responsible for procurement in those Departments.  There are sometimes very good reasons for that, because expertise is particular to one Department or whatever.  Although I would like to expand my empire, I am not so sure that centralising all procurement under one body would always be the best solution. ...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Trade and Business Development: North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting (26 Feb 2001)

Roy Beggs: I would like to return to the issue of all-island competitiveness, especially in the area of public procurement in the Republic of Ireland. Before coming to the Assembly, I worked as a production manager. That involved tendering for work in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland for a company which had ISO 9002 and used internationally recognised products. Despite...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Government Contracts: Local Companies (26 Jan 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...£2·7 billion and £2·8 billion a year on contracts for goods, services and capital projects. Between April and December 2014 — the first nine months of the financial year — centres of procurement expertise in Northern Ireland awarded 2,277 contracts, which had a total value of around £1·2 billion. Interestingly, 83% of those contracts were awarded to SMEs, and 75% of contracts...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Procurement Review (25 Jun 2001)

Mark Durkan: I can confirm that. Public procurement is first and foremost the means by which the public sector buys in the goods and services that it needs to discharge its responsibilities to the citizens. Securing commercial value for money is an important consideration. With well over £1 billion a year being spent, not only might savings be possible but that activity has the potential to have a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on Inquiry into Public Procurement Policy and Practice in Northern Ireland (23 Feb 2010)

Peter Weir: Today’s debate on the Committee’s report on its inquiry into public procurement policy and practice in Northern Ireland has been useful. I thank the Minister and the many Members who spoke for their contributions. I was slightly worried when I looked around the Chamber at the beginning of the debate. Although the Chairperson, some other Committee members and I were in our places, a number...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Procurement (15 Oct 2013)

Simon Hamilton: I thank the Member for his question.  Public procurements above £5 million are subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and the European Union directive on public procurement.  That legislation permits the awarding of public contracts on the basis of lowest price or most economically advantageous tender, both of which incorporate quality considerations. In the procurement of public...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: School Enhancement Programme (14 Jan 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: I, too, congratulate the Minister of Education. I congratulate him on the investment in Cliftonville Integrated Primary School in North Belfast. It is very much welcomed. The Minister mentioned procurement earlier in his answer to, I think, Dolores Kelly. I would like procurement procedures to be strengthened so that it is not the case that, if schools go down the CPD route, more money is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment Sectoral Format (8 Nov 2010)

Edwin Poots: The benefits of a single waste authority include the development of efficiencies in management systems and in procurement. Northern Ireland is a small place with a population of 1·7 million people, and we need to work as closely together as possible to drive through those efficiencies. Particularly in the management and procurement sector of a single waste authority, we could obtain real...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Campbell Tickell (10 Dec 2013)

Nelson McCausland: ...of appointing the consultant at that time were managed by the chairman. The Member may wish to note my answer to a question for written answer — AQW 24342/11-15 — in which I explained the procurement process followed in the appointment of Campbell Tickell.  However, for the benefit of the Member today, I can advise again that the procurement process followed was in line with the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Social Economy Enterprise Strategy (14 Sep 2010)

Arlene Foster: The Member, being the Chairperson of the Committee for Finance and Personnel, will know of the work that that Committee has done on procurement, particularly on the social economy element of procurement in Northern Ireland. The social economy sector is watching that situation very carefully to see how that work develops. There are four elements to the work that we do through the Invest...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Mivan: Job Losses (20 Jan 2014)

Arlene Foster: Through InterTradeIreland, we do a lot of work on procurement practices in Northern Ireland for companies from the Republic of Ireland, and on practices in the Republic of Ireland for companies from Northern Ireland, so that they can tender across the border.  One of the successes of InterTradeIreland's work is that it has that go-to-tender programme and holds workshops across the island of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Social Value Legislation (17 May 2021)

Conor Murphy: The social value measures about which I was responding to the Member for West Tyrone were in relation to procurement policy matters, which we are progressing through the Procurement Board and will then take to the Executive. I have indicated a long-standing desire to do social value legislation as well to complement and reinforce that. Obviously, with the pandemic and the emergency approach,...

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: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Procurement: Reform (10 Feb 2020)

Conor Murphy: ...are spent in an ethical way that promotes equality but also in a way that supports the Programme for Government commitments and priorities that the Executive have. We need to have a strong hold on procurement policy. I intend to review procurement policy. I will also consider, in the future, a social value Act to make sure that we get the best benefit for society out of public money, which...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: DFI: Temporary Promotions (26 Apr 2021)

Nichola Mallon: I thank the Member for her question. The Court of Appeal finding that the Member referred to relates to a procurement competition that was run in 2015. The court found that there was a manifest error in the Department's approach to the awarding of multiple term-type contracts across Northern Ireland. I am advised that the procurement process for those contracts has been amended significantly...


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