Results 141–160 of 600 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee: Reports and Memoranda of Reply (24 Nov 2014)

Ross Hussey: ...delays. The Committee was concerned that despite the availability of extensive guidance, public bodies continue to make the same mistakes around planning, governance, project management and procurement that the Committee has observed and reported on over many years. Approvals for projects were based upon business cases that were not robust and were overly optimistic about what could be...

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

Matthew O'Toole: ...be pushed forward to the next year? Which Departments is he talking about? The Minister was on the radio this morning speaking about the personal protection equipment (PPE) that we have, we hope, procured on an all-Ireland basis. Will he give a bit more detail? Is it Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) in the Department of Finance that has procured it? Exactly how much has it procured?...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (24 Feb 2009)

Jennifer McCann: ...in the Chamber over the past few months. Governments, both in the North and South of Ireland, have an opportunity to maximise the social and employment opportunities for everyone through the public procurement process. That is another essential part of introducing new and innovative ideas. It is also an essential part of the investment strategy. It is crucial that the opportunity be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Premiere People: NICS Contract (22 Feb 2021)

Conor Murphy: Construction and procurement delivery, in conjunction with Civil Service human resources, has completed procurement to provide agency workers for a wide variety of posts in the Civil Service, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. Within that procurement, a total of eight contracts were awarded, the estimated total value of all contracts being £425 million. As the use of the contract...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Poverty and Social Alienation (24 Sep 2001)

Reg Empey: A consultation paper will be issued on behalf of my Colleague, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, on procurement policy. People will then be able to give their views on procurement issues. The practice has been that when the Government or any state organisation purchase goods or services they do so on the basis of best value. Some people argue that there are different ways of achieving...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers To Questions: Economic Investment Incentives (17 Sep 2007)

Martina Anderson: ...Government spending and direct inward investment should be used for the dual purpose of building prosperity and reducing inequality? Does he agree that the pilot project carried out by the Central Procurement Directorate should be a road map for how an employment plan can be included in public procurement contracts and that that would have a positive impact on the economic inactivity...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Desertcreat:  Bill of Reductions (9 Jun 2014)

Simon Hamilton: I do not have the full detail of the reduction in costs.  It is not primarily a responsibility for my Department.  The Department of Justice heads up the procurement and is taking it forward.  My Department is involved in many respects, not least the financing and the continuing flexibility that we have received from Westminster to finance this with some end-year flexibility.  However,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Capital Plans (18 Oct 2021)

Michelle McIlveen: I thank the Member for his question. As I said, my officials have engaged with colleagues in construction and procurement delivery in the Department of Finance. They are finalising guidance that will assist parties to work out material costs and so on under a procurement advisory note that was issued on 3 August 2021. There are discussions taking place at the moment about ongoing projects. If...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Social Value Legislation (22 Sep 2015)

Arlene Foster: As the Member is probably aware, the Central Procurement Directorate has engaged on that issue quite extensively. If the Member has a particular suggestion about how we should take it forward, I am happy to meet her to discuss the issues. Social clauses have been included in many public-sector procurements. From my experience in DETI, when we were involved in the building of Titanic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Expenditure: September Monitoring 2008-2009 (3 Nov 2008)

Nigel Dodds: ...important one. Since the idea was first mooted and the bidding system set up, the process has taken many twists and turns, including the withdrawal of one bidder. The recent decision to suspend procurement, which I announced at the end of last week, was prompted by a significant development in the sale process of one of the companies. The Member mentioned a fire sale. Given the fact that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Banking Charges (11 Nov 2014)

Simon Hamilton: That is a fairly wide-ranging question. The Member has successfully inserted the issues of procurement and small and medium-sized enterprises into a question about banking. It is an area that I receive a lot of correspondence about from time to time, not least from the Member and others. I appreciate that it is impossible to satisfy everybody with regard to procurement. There are always...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Programme for Government:  Delivery Reports (28 Jun 2010)

Martina Anderson: I accept what the Member said about DRD and social clauses. However, does he also acknowledge the fact that, with regard to the social requirements that must be built into procurement contracts at the stage at which they go to the European Union to be awarded a tender, DRD is the only Department that currently places those social requirements into procurement contracts? Much social housing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Construction Contracts: SMEs (16 Nov 2015)

Arlene Foster: Actually I held a procurement board meeting last week, and that was the subject of the discussion. I received a very helpful report from a group of people, including the Strategic Investment Board, who have been running social contract pilots. One of the queries was whether we go down the route of legislation or of guidance. That discussion has really just begun. I have asked for an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: New Targeting Social Need (21 May 2001)

Mark Durkan: ...taking account of the equality dimension, for consideration by the Executive Committee in June. Among other things, the review team’s terms of reference ask it to identify the scope to use public procurement to further local social and economic objectives in the context of current EC and international procurement law.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Irish-medium Schools (2 Nov 2009)

Caitriona Ruane: ...primary schools that are housed in temporary and substandard accommodation. My Department has recognised the need for capital investment in those schools, and project management teams are being procured through my Department’s new professional services framework. This is the first occasion on which project management teams have been procured for this sector through that framework. It...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Infrastructure Projects:  Delivery (30 Jun 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...to announce and to have, so far, gained widespread support for my suggestions and proposals for improving the delivery of major infrastructure projects.  They include a lot more centralisation of procurement and delivery of our projects; the development of a strategic pipeline of projects; and trying to change the culture within the Civil Service, so that projects are delivered on time...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Roads (30 Apr 2013)

Danny Kennedy: ...in a position to be progressed ahead of the A5 are given full consideration by the Executive.  I intend to bring to the Executive proposals detailing other options, such as moving forward with procurement on other possible schemes.  That approach provides the best possible support for the construction industry.  In the meantime, my Department continues to develop a number of schemes to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Construction Industry (14 Apr 2015)

Arlene Foster: Of course, the public procurement rules are sometimes a mystery to all of us. Through InterTradeIreland, we have established a go-to-tender programme that allows companies in Northern Ireland to bid in to procurement projects in the Republic of Ireland and vice versa so that they can access those projects on the island. We have supported companies that continue to work here. They may...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence Support Groups (27 Apr 2021)

Naomi Long: ...have been able to get a consortium approach to deal with it. We worked with our voluntary-sector partners to develop it, but, unfortunately, that was not successful. We then had go out to public procurement, which has slowed the process down somewhat. However, I believe that the advocacy service that we have now procured is robust and will be very helpful to victims. It will be introduced...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Regional Food Programme (28 Jun 2010)

Michelle Gildernew: The RAFAEL project in the west specifically relates to public sector procurement of local food. My Department and project partners contributed to the success of that INTERREG-funded project, which aimed to encourage local authentic food producers to develop new markets, such as the public sector. Under EU legislation, the procurement of locally produced food by public sector bodies cannot be...


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