Results 21–40 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Courthouses: Facility Upgrades (24 May 2021)

Naomi Long: ...larger capital projects. This year, our energy efficiency upgrade will continue with projects on site at Downpatrick, Ballymena, Coleraine and Armagh and others progressing through the design and procurement stages. More than 40 courtrooms across the NICTS estate have been upgraded to install modern audio and videoconferencing technology that allows remote and hybrid hearings and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: North-west Transport Hub: Phase 3 (24 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...for our citizens who share this island. As I said, the purpose of the review will be to allow data to drive how we improve and expand our rail connections. The process is at an early stage, with a procurement exercise being undertaken to appoint a service provider to deliver the review.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Sydenham Wastewater Pumping Station (24 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...the design and help to establish the most suitable construction method. The completion of the outline design, along with planning and other approvals, is expected in summer 2022, followed by the procurement and award of the contract in autumn 2023. It is hoped that construction will commence in spring 2024 and that construction, testing and commissioning will be completed in autumn 2026. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Opposition to a Waste Incinerator from the Residents of Hightown, Mallusk and South Antrim (18 May 2021)

Mark Durkan: ..., I will hit the headlines and summarise its concerns: lack of need; odour pollution; a redundant technology mix; health impact; undesirable location; visual impact; traffic impact; a failed procurement process; and a financial disaster in the making. I commend the Infrastructure Minister for being here today. As the Minister responsible for planning, and the ultimate decision-maker, she...

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 — Finance: Social Value Policy (17 May 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...Lab delivered a one-day insight lab on Wednesday 5 May 2021 that was designed to encourage consensus on a road map that will deliver the Department's aim of increasing social value in public procurement. The event engaged with participants and sought thoughts on time frames, targets and scoring with a view to informing a road map to an effective and workable policy that can be implemented...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Breaches of International Law in Palestine by Israel (17 May 2021)

Rachel Woods: ...to peace can only be achieved with the full realisation of Palestinian rights and the end of Israel's systematic discrimination against Palestinians in Israel and occupied Palestine. In addition to procuring an end to bombing, rocketing and violence, it is time for the international community to play an actual meaningful role and step up to events in Israel and Palestine. Words are fine,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Enniskillen Bypass and A4 Upgrade (11 May 2021)

Nichola Mallon: .... My officials are working at pace to ensure that all the work that is required on due diligence is completed. However, we can now proceed to enabling works, which will allow us to move to the procurement and construction phases. I will continue to engage with the Finance Minister and my Executive colleagues to maximise the funding that I can secure to ensure that we can deliver this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus: Progress (11 May 2021)

Peter Weir: ...to build on the culture of sharing in Omagh, albeit within a challenging environment as schools continue to recover from and adapt to ongoing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous procurement competition for the final phase of construction, which was to build five post-primary schools and shared facilities, has been formally closed, and the Department is working to progress...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Economic Recovery Action Plan: Update (10 May 2021)

Diane Dodds: ...the new environmental scheme down on the lough shores. I was really encouraged. As I indicated, £145 million has been guaranteed for the high street stimulus scheme. We are now proceeding with the procurement and implementation of that scheme. We have also undertaken research that will give us an evidence base for the best time to roll out that scheme. It appears that, in order to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Paramilitary Activity (4 May 2021)

Declan Kearney: ...of the evaluation to date are that that has been the case in relation to phase 1 of Communities in Transition. We are moving into a pre-market consultation. There will then be a new round of public procurement for organisations to participate in under phase 2. All the appropriate rules and regulations on good governance and public procurement will apply at that stage.

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: 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...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Zero-carbon New Builds (20 Apr 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...by the Department for the Economy. The use of energy-efficient installations has been incorporated into Civil Service accommodation and standards specifications. Furthermore, the Department's procurement guidance, which applies to all Departments, expects that any new or refurbished building should undergo the BRE Environmental Assessment Method appraisal. This seeks energy performance...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: 2020-21 Further Funding Allocation (20 Apr 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...that. There are many lessons from the pandemic, and one of them is about security of the supply chain. The idea that "Cheap is best" means that you end up on the other side of the world trying to procure critical materials for the health service. Then, if there is a pandemic situation or some other unforeseen situation, we are left in a position where we do not have access to things that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Communities in Transition: Extension (19 Apr 2021)

Gordon Lyons: ..., and we have a clear record of them. That is why we are moving into phase 2 and why more funding has become available. The process is open and transparent. Projects are awarded through an open procurement process, so any organisation that is registered on the public-sector procurement portal, eTendersNI, can bid to be part of the delivery framework for the project. There are rules and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Health and Social Care Bill: Second Stage (16 Mar 2021)

Robin Swann: ...was about how the Department could ensure a standardised approach to tendering for services across the health and social care trusts. The trusts will continue to work within the agreed current procurement guidelines, as the Bill will not impact on their procurement or tendering processes. A number of Members touched on the issue of accountability, and I was asked to provide granular...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (15 Mar 2021)

Clare Bailey: ...of Health. It interviewed Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly from the five main political parties, members of civil society, academics, trade unions and numerous women who had sought or procured an abortion. I was part of that evidence-giving session. The committee's confidential inquiry took place under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All...


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