Results 1–20 of 700 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: Ministerial Statement: The Procurement Board (1 Dec 2020)

Conor Murphy: I wish to provide Members with an update on the Procurement Board. Procurement expenditure accounts for some £3 billion annually, representing one quarter of the Executive's Budget. That makes the Executive a hugely significant buyer of goods, services and construction work, and there is tremendous potential to use that spending power for good. Procurement policy is overseen by 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: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Procurement Board: Social Value (10 Nov 2020)

Conor Murphy: We have put forward propositions for the Procurement Board. It had intended to meet recently, but, because the proposals to revamp the Procurement Board were put in place, we need to seek additional personnel to go on to that and to change the make-up of the Procurement Board. Clearly, social value is a key part of that, and procurement can be used as an effective tool in achieving social...

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 — Finance: Procurement Board (19 Oct 2020)

Conor Murphy: The Procurement Board is responsible for setting policy priorities for procurement expenditure, which influences around 25% of the Executive's Budget. It is important to ensure that these policies are developed by experts in public procurement, along with representatives of the key sectors of the economy. I have asked the Executive to agree to a reconstituted Procurement Board, and I have...

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: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Procurement Board (1 Dec 2020)

Nichola Mallon: I thank the Member for his question. I welcome the Finance Minster's proposals to reconstitute the Procurement Board. The new Procurement Board announced today by Minister Murphy will, I believe, provide impetus to the development of public procurement policy to ensure that it delivers maximum social, economic and environmental impacts. The Executive spend significant sums of public money...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Procurement Policy (24 Nov 2020)

Conor Murphy: The Executive's public procurement policy requires public bodies to process procurements under a service-level agreement with Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) or a relevant centre of procurement expertise (COPE) to provide a coordinated and strategic approach to securing best value for money. Recognising that it can be more cost-effective for public bodies to carry out their own...

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: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Social Value Policy (17 May 2021)

Conor Murphy: I already had a discussion with officials who were involved in and managed that from the procurement side. As I said, the intention of the Innovation Lab is to collate and compile the outcome of the event to inform a paper, which we are already developing, to bring to the Procurement Board on 9 June. In anticipation that that gets through the Procurement Board, my intention is to then bring...

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...


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