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

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Central Procurement Directorate: Maze/Long Kesh Regeneration Site (23 Jun 2008)

Nigel Dodds: Northern Ireland public-procurement policy requires that all procurement is undertaken by a centre of procurement expertise. The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) acted as the centre of procurement expertise in the procurement of a private-sector delivery partner for the Maze/Long Kesh regeneration site, using the competitive dialogue process. Public procurement must comply with The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Procurement: NI Contracts (19 May 2014)

Danny Kennedy: Before I respond to the Member's question, I would like to remind the House that procurement legislation requires above-threshold procurements to be advertised in the European journal.  In addition, public sector procurements are subject to open competition in order to secure best value for money in accordance with the guidance in 'Managing Public Money Northern Ireland'. In response to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: DE: Procurement (7 Jun 2011)

John O'Dowd: My Department ensures that procurement for capital projects is carried out in line with the public procurement policy, as approved by the Executive in 2002, and in accordance with the principles of best practice. Economic, social and environmental strategies and initiatives compatible with existing EU and international law are integrated into all current procurement. That integration is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: British-Irish Council: Housing (1 Mar 2011)

Alex Attwood: ...just surprised. I was overwhelmed and impressed. I did not write it myself. That last bit is true. I instructed my permanent secretary to raise the model that we have now adopted with the Central Procurement Directorate. I have some serious issues with government procurement in general, which I raised at Executive level. I asked that we have a review of procurement going forward, because...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Public Procurement (17 Feb 2014)

Simon Hamilton: It is important that the Central Procurement Directorate and I, as the Minister responsible for public procurement policy in Northern Ireland, listen to concerns or positive suggestions from representatives of particularly the construction industry but right across business.  My predecessor had an open door policy, and I have continued that in encouraging people who have issues around public...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Public Procurement Policy (27 May 2002)

Sean Farren: With permission, I want to make a statement on behalf of the Executive on public procurement policy. Members will be aware that in November 2000, and in line with commitments in the Programme for Government, the Executive agreed to establish a procurement review team to review public procurement policy and purchasing arrangements in Departments and their non-departmental public bodies. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Environment (20 Nov 2012)

Alex Attwood: All three procurement groups had and have contingency plans in place, in the event of none of the procurements getting over the line.  They needed to have those plans to satisfy EU landfill and other requirements.  That said, in a gateway review that I conducted of all the procurements, it was concluded that one or two procurements, not necessarily three, was all that is necessary to deal...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Procurement Policy (16 Sep 2002)

Sean Farren: Since the announcement of the new procurement policy on 27 May 2001, the procurement board has met and agreed its terms of reference and approved the establishment of a procurement practitioners’ group, which will assist the development of policy. It has also approved a work plan for the central procurement directorate for the period up to March 2003. The next meeting of the board is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance And Personnel: Public Procurement:  Fair-Trade Practices (27 May 2008)

Peter Robinson: The Northern Ireland procurement policy applies to all Northern Ireland Departments, their agencies, non-departmental public bodies and public corporations. In March 2006, my Department issued a policy guidance note on the procurement of Fairtrade products by Northern Ireland Departments. That guidance defines fair and ethical trade and details a range of products currently recognised as...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance And Personnel: Public Procurement:  Social Objectives (27 May 2008)

Peter Robinson: The Northern Ireland procurement policy, which was agreed by the Executive in 2002, commits to the delivery of best value for money. The definition of “best value for money” allows for the integration — individually or collectively, as appropriate — within the procurement process, of social, economic and environmental objectives, which are the three pillars of sustainable development....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Public Procurement (3 Oct 2011)

Leslie Cree: I thank the Members for bringing this important motion before the House today. Public procurement is a vital issue for Northern Ireland. Spending on government supplies, services and construction will be very important in this Assembly mandate in our efforts to revitalise and rejuvenate the economy. It represents a significant amount of money in Northern Ireland, with up to £3 billion being...

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

Jennifer McCann: I welcome the opportunity to open this important debate. Public procurement is a key cross-cutting issue that affects all levels of government. Spending on government supplies, services and construction work forms a significant element of the local economy, accounting for one quarter of the Executive’s annual spend. When combined with local government purchasing, it amounts to upwards of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Strategic Waste Infrastructure Programme (15 Oct 2012)

Alex Attwood: ...the environment around and understanding of the waste hierarchy was developing. In support of this programme the Executive agreed and DOE has provided funding on behalf of the Executive to meet pre-procurement costs incurred by the three Waste Management Groups in taking forward the procurement of new waste infrastructure. (The Waste Management Groups are arc21, SWaMP2008 and the North...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Government Purchasing Agency (15 Oct 2001)

Mark Durkan: I have already listed the areas covered by the performance targets. The agency is a key entity as far as Government procurement policy is concerned. It is in the context of the review of public procurement, which is now the subject of consultation, that we considered equality and targeting social need. The procurement review will consider Government procurement and matters covered by the work...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Public Expenditure (20 Sep 2010)

Sammy Wilson: Of course, we look at the amount of public procurement not only on the capital side but on the current side. As the Member will know, through public procurement, its rules and the kind of public procurement that we undertake, we have sought to take into account the needs of particular sectors. In some cases, we have realigned and reprofiled our capital spend to do so. We have also examined...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade And Investment: 10-day Payment Rule (29 Sep 2009)

Arlene Foster: After an open procurement exercise, that contract was awarded to the person that complied with the contract tender. I regret that the Member was not in his seat to hear me when I talked about public procurement this morning. However, public procurement is one of those areas in which Government can help a lot. We have seen InterTradeIreland introduce the Go-2-Tender programme, which has been...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Steps to Work Contracts (27 Apr 2009)

Nigel Dodds: ...alternative contractual models to the model used by the New Deal programme and to recommend a model to deliver Steps to Work. One objective of that review was to recommend a contractual model and procurement strategy that would reduce the number of contracts and service providers that the Department was required to manage and that would have more effective legal control of the contracts...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Locally Produced Food (14 Apr 2008)

Willie Clarke: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I support amendment No 1, and I welcome this debate. I put on record that procurement by Govern­ment Departments of local produce is essential in any society and an issue on which I have been intensively lobbying the Minister. I have met Government procurement officials — the director of the CPD and its head of policy and planning. Both assured me...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Primary Schools: Computer-based Assessment (25 Mar 2014)

John O'Dowd: We introduced a centrally procured computer-based assessment on the basis that it would save schools the money and time needed to seek out and procure individual assessments.  A significant number of our schools use commercially available assessments, and that is referred to in the OECD report.  Indeed, it was touched on in the CBA report as well.  Those assessments, though useful, do not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Waste Management:  Arc21 (1 Oct 2012)

Alex Attwood: I thank the Member for his question.  As Members know, there is an ongoing waste procurement strategy for Northern Ireland.  The outworking of that sees three groups of councils, through procurement groups — the Southern Waste Management Partnership (SWaMP),  the North West Region Waste Management Group (NWRWMG) and Arc21 — taking forward the procurement of waste need in future.  I...


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