Results 1–20 of 500 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of First Minister (Designate) and Deputy (18 Jan 1999)

Sean Farren: ...be of mutual benefit to both parts of Ireland — the trade and business development implementation body will be of particular significance in promoting trade between both parts of Ireland. Public procurement programmes implemented on an all-island basis will significantly increase opportunities for northern enterprises to win a greater share of public-sector business in the South....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Edwin Poots: ...North/South bodies — bodies which these Members agreed to and voted for on that particular day. However, we cannot understand what Sinn Féin has had to give up. Some people have had to give up procuring weapons to stand for election; some people have had to give up planting bombs and setting off explosions; and other people have had to give up attempting to murder. That was not much to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Police: Patten Commission Report (24 Jan 2000)

Prof Monica McWilliams: ...and the district partnership policing boards are likely to be public bodies, so Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act should apply to them in that they should be looking at recruitment, the procurement of services and, indeed, public safety. These are all functions mentioned in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act. We too will be looking at the legislation when it comes out to see...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Supply (Northern Ireland Departments) (12 Jun 2000)

Mark Durkan: ...stock, as well as raising questions Danny O’Connor proposed that asset leasing should be used to help the Transport Holding Company to buy new stock. This is not always a cost-effective means of procuring assets in the public sector, as the Government is able to borrow at lower rates than the private sector. There is not any great advantage in that option, if any at all. There may be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Abortion (20 Jun 2000)

Jim Wells: ...of the 1967 Act will prevent what are known as backstreet abortions. The evidence indicates that that is not correct. From 1968 until 1988 the police in Great Britain recorded 968 offences of the procurement of an illegal abortion. The corresponding figure for Northern Ireland, where the 1967 Act did not apply, was five. In the Irish Republic, where there is no abortion on demand, the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Finance Initiative Scheme (Antrim) (27 Jun 2000)

William McCrea: ..., the project was now unaffordable and, secondly, the bid fell outside the public-sector comparators. The board and the Transport Holding Company asked if it was possible to go through the normal procurement route, but they were told that they must re-open negotiations with the private developers. So, once again, it went back into the melting pot of negotiations. An amended copy of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Food Safety and Health:  North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting (11 Sep 2000)

Bairbre de Brún: ...I know that that is an area that he is particularly concerned about. I am very pleased to be able to say that having worked with colleagues in Dublin, we have identified outline objectives for a procurement system, and these effectively will be the terms of reference for a project team. They will include sharing equipment and facilities, telemedicine, information and communications...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade And Investment: North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting (11 Sep 2000)

Séan Neeson: ...made in these areas? In the communiqué, reference was made to an initiative on e-commerce. Can the Minister update us on what is happening and say whether or not the issue of tendering and public procurement is part of that initiative?

Northern Ireland Assembly: First Minister (9 Oct 2000)

Peter Robinson: ...in order to judge: that there is a clear and unequivocal commitment that cease-fires are complete and permanent. that the ‘war’ is over and violence ended; that targeting, training, weapons procurement — does that ring a bell with the First Minister in light of the phone calls he has been making to the USA on the subject? — and so-called paramilitary beatings cease forthwith;...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Budget Proposals (2001-02) (17 Oct 2000)

Mark Durkan: ...force, which reported to the Minister for Regional Development in September. We have decided to make provision for the first stages of the safety work identified in the AD Little report and for the procurement of new rolling stock for the network. Again, this is the sort of spending proposal which would fit appropriately within the framework of the proposed infrastructure Executive...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Programme for Government (24 Oct 2000)

Mr Seamus Mallon: ...modernise, through the e-government programme and work on the continuous improvement of services, with support from the new Executive programme funds. We will examine decentralisation and public procurement policy, taking account of a number of factors, including their impact on equality of opportunity. We will seek to work as a team with local government, the social partners, and the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Special EU Programmes: North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting (27 Nov 2000)

Mark Durkan: ...Commission’s own requirements. The European Court of Auditors’ report was somewhat critical of the fact that it had not happened in Peace I. It would also be appropriate with regard to public procurement policy. We are continuing to engage with a range of interests — local partnerships and local government, as well as staying in touch with others such as the intermediary funding...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Information and Communication Technology (Primary Schools) (27 Nov 2000)

Martin McGuinness: My Department’s aim is to strengthen information and communication technology provision in all schools by procuring a managed service to meet their infrastructure, curricular and administrative needs. Priority will be given to primary schools.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture:  North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting (4 Dec 2000)

Ms Brid Rodgers: ...and bone meal in pig rations. Secondly, we would like to have the labelling provisions on pig meat reviewed in order to avoid misleading claims as to national origin. We have also written to public procurement bodies to promote the use of home produce. I am pleased to report that, after many months of negotiation, the European Commission has confirmed that it is content with the outgoers...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Brussels Office for Northern Ireland (4 Dec 2000)

Mr Seamus Mallon: ...March, but the need for consultation with a wide range of interests caused some delay. The Member is absolutely right about the delay. The work of fitting out the office must meet all Government procurement requirements and all security and health and safety requirements. We have also been concerned to ensure that the layout and facilities of the office meet the requirements of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Electronic Communcations Bill: Second Stage (15 Jan 2001)

Séan Neeson: .... E-government can provide a more efficient, transparent and accountable service. First, it improves Government services and connections with its services. It allows greater economies of scale in procurement. It is a more effective means of delivering services. It is a more consumer-friendly way of delivering services, providing 24-hour access, seven days a week, and often avoiding the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Skill Shortage: Schools: Capital Spending (16 Jan 2001)

Martin McGuinness: ...education and training inspectorate and the Department’s professional advisers about the relative educational needs of the competing priorities. Projects competing for a place on the conventional procurement programme must also be sufficiently advanced in design planning to be considered for a place on the programme. The availability of resources is obviously the determining factor in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Garda Síochána (30 Jan 2001)

Danny Kennedy: ...papers in relation to the arms trial, we saw that very prominent senior politicians in the Republic had been involved in the establishment, arming and funding of the Provisional IRA. Arms were procured, and Republicans were made ready to wage war on the Unionist people of Northern Ireland. We might usefully ask for an independent inquiry into that disgraceful chapter of Irish history. Of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Classroom 2000 Private Finance Initiative (12 Feb 2001)

Martin McGuinness: ...value for money in public expenditure. However, urgent steps are being taken to ensure that schools will have the same level of Classroom 2000 services, through the negotiating of several procurement contracts over the coming months.


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