Results 41–60 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Social Enterprises: Public Contracts (15 Mar 2021)

Martina Anderson: 5. Ms Anderson asked the Minister of Finance, in relation to reform of the Procurement Board, whether the new security of supply and social value initiative will help increase the capacity of local social enterprises to bid for public contracts. (AQO 1750/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Projects in Foyle (15 Mar 2021)

Martina Anderson: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as a fhreagra. I thank the Minister for his answer. Minister, as you know, the Finance Minister has made social value a mandatory component of procurement contracts. Can you confirm that there will be social clauses in the procurement contracts coming on stream and that social value will be an integral part of the capital funding for Derry?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Withdrawal Agreement Grace Periods (8 Mar 2021)

Declan McAleer: ...and represents bad faith. DAERA has been preparing the ports since the Command Paper was published last year. The contracts were awarded in October, and DAERA is now negotiating with Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) on the status of those contracts, which are now in place. I accept that there were implementation issues at the outset in January, but the message that we, as a Committee,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Ministerial Decisions: Executive Agreement (2 Mar 2021)

Caoimhe Archibald: ...for his response. The Minister said that he was putting a halt to the construction of facilities. Those contracts were awarded by his Department. Is he seriously interfering in contracts and procurement to score political points?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Park-and-ride Scheme: Dungiven (1 Mar 2021)

Nichola Mallon: I thank the Member for her question. Subject to successful land acquisition, planning approval and procurement, I anticipate that the park-and-ride site could be operational to coincide with the completion of the A6 dualling scheme in 2022. I can also confirm that there will be active travel, through a walking and cycling link, to the park-and-ride site as well, because we need to maximise...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (23 Feb 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ..., and the organisation continued on a business-as-usual basis. Going forward, EU directives will no longer apply, which could lead to an incremental divergence in legislation and in compliance with procurement directives that will not apply. That may see rules change. In the short term, however, rules are likely to remain the same. Any additional procurement regime will bring added...

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 — Finance: Fiscal Council (22 Feb 2021)

Steve Aiken: ...framework as quickly as possible so that it is in statute in order to guarantee its independence. Will the Minister outline how he sees the relationship developing, particularly around the Procurement Board that he chairs, the independent board on infrastructure and other independent oversight boards that are being looked at?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Recovery and Investment Strategy (22 Feb 2021)

John Stewart: ..., which make up over 90% of our economy. I also hope that it recognises the need to grow our social economy through social enterprise acts, potentially looking at a Northern Ireland-first public procurement process, a focus on skills and jobs and an ambitious attempt to promote and grow our fintech and green energy sectors and to regenerate town centres, which have been under major...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education: Minor Capital Works (16 Feb 2021)

Peter Weir: ...to be as creative as possible. Anything that can be spent and can be diverted in that direction will be. To be honest, from a practical point of view, given that it is monitoring round money, even procurement issues mean that it will be difficult to divert much of that between now and 31 March. The delivery mechanism for minor works is through the Education Authority. We are trying to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: COVID-19 Task Force (8 Feb 2021)

Arlene Foster: ...Office to deal with that very issue. The Department of Health, the Department for the Economy, the Department for Infrastructure and the Department of Justice also attend, along with the Central Procurement Directorate. We continue to engage with colleagues in the Cabinet Office as a four-nation discussion and, of course, with officials from the Republic of Ireland's Government. Work is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Standing Order 110 (1 Feb 2021)

Rosemary Barton: ...impediment. Given that agreement has been obtained at the Business Committee to facilitate remote participation in plenary sittings and that agreement has also been gained from the Commission to procure and install the necessary equipment immediately, further consideration is necessary regarding participants. For example, decisions are required on the number of participants, how voting...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: 'Inquiry Report on the Impact of COVID-19 in Care Homes' (1 Feb 2021)

Pam Cameron: ...stated that the sector was struggling before the pandemic and that a review is required of adult social care and appropriate funding levels to deliver care. Sinéad also outlined the problems in procuring PPE. Justin McNulty, along with all Members who spoke, commended the great work of all staff in care homes and how care staff see residents as their second family. We are all thankful for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: COVID-19 Vaccinations (1 Feb 2021)

Robin Swann: ...vast majority of that precious resource is being given to those who need it most. The roll-out of the vaccination programme is dependent on a steady supply of vaccine. We are part of the UK-wide procurement process, which should ensure that the UK has access to up to 367 million doses. Northern Ireland will receive 2·85% of all the available COVID vaccines in the UK. As Members will be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: 'Inquiry Report on the Impact of COVID-19 in Care Homes' (1 Feb 2021)

Emma Rogan: ...do-not-resuscitate forms. Let me be very clear: no one should be pressured into signing a DNR. A few other recommendations deserve a mention, including ensuring that there is sufficient PPE through procurement and pandemic planning; regional access to e-learning on infection prevention and control; learning from international best practice and experiences; addressing staffing levels and so...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Remote Learning (26 Jan 2021)

Peter Weir: I do not think that that guarantee can be given for every individual across the board. We are trying to procure the maximum number of devices. Can that be done in every individual case? Unfortunately, achieving that will be difficult. As I indicated, it is rarely about devices. Indeed, the feedback from schools that we got, which we used when procuring the first round of devices, was around...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Key Workers’ Children: In-school Teaching (26 Jan 2021)

Peter Weir: ...of what an internet provider is trying to do and regardless of the devices, there will be a limit to what can be provided. As part of that, the Education Authority (EA), which is currently procuring an additional 10,500 devices to add to the 24,000 that are out there largely to try to ease that burden. However, as the Member will be aware, while connectivity issues and issues with the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Adverse Impact of the Pandemic on Access to Special Educational Needs Support for Vulnerable Children (26 Jan 2021)

Peter Weir: ...for transport, is that there is an opportunity to spread transport provision so that we can reduce numbers on the buses. Additional PPE is being made available this week through the EA. It has been procured for children and staff in particular. Higher grade PPE is not needed, but there are specifics that need to be considered. As we know, a number of students do not have the same level of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: North/South Interconnector: Energy Supply (25 Jan 2021)

Diane Dodds: ...standard in Northern Ireland and an eight-hour loss-of-load expectation standard in the Republic. An eight-hour loss-of-load expectation is used for the SEM capacity options, which also seek to procure local capacity when and where it is necessary in the absence of sufficient interconnection.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Review of Support Services for Serving and Retired Prison Staff (25 Jan 2021)

Naomi Long: ...procedures; and psychological interventions and counselling. Although many of the recommendations will be straightforward to implement, others will take more time, because services will have to be procured and additional funding secured. A small number of recommendations will also require discussion with the Department of Finance, as the Department with responsibility for Northern Ireland...


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