Results 41–60 of 700 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Justice in the 21st Century — Innovative Approaches for the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland (8 Mar 2016)

David Ford: ...Causeway digital system, which enables the sharing of information between a number of agencies involved in criminal justice, linking up the agencies' IT systems. The Causeway system is to be re-procured from 2019, and work is already under way to look at an appropriate way of doing that. There is no doubt that colleagues in other jurisdictions in these islands would be delighted to have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Projects (1 Mar 2016)

John O'Dowd: If you are spending significant amounts of public moneys, you have to go through quite a lengthy list of things such as procurement, business cases and site identification before you can lay one brick on top of another. I understand that it is frustrating, and one reason why I as Minister have decided to make limited announcements at each stage is to ensure that we progress builds to a point...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Casement Park (29 Feb 2016)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...the concerns raised in April 2015, a project assessment review (PAR) was carried out in June 2015 by the British Cabinet Office. A panel of independent experts was selected by the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD). The PAR report was published on 7 August 2015 and confirmed that the Casement Park project not only was achievable but could be delivered. On that basis, the Department...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: H1N1 Cases (16 Feb 2016)

Simon Hamilton: ...cases of seasonal flu in Northern Ireland, with 239 of them being the H1N1 strain. The main defence in place for seasonal flu, including the H1N1 strain, is the annual vaccination programme. We procured 675,000 doses of the vaccine in Northern Ireland this year. Protection against H1N1 is contained within that seasonal flu vaccination. There have, of course, been some issues and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Construction Sector: Financial Assistance (16 Feb 2016)

Mervyn Storey: ...opportunities. Those include breaking larger contracts into lots to bring them within the scope of smaller businesses; requiring contracts that have a value above the EU threshold to have a procurement strategy that includes engagement with the supply base; increasing the opportunities for SMEs to bid for government contracts by setting proportionate minimum standards; and accommodating...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (15 Feb 2016)

Jonathan Bell: ...issue of fraud. I thought I had made that clear in my opening remarks. However, it is clear that the unprecedented increase in demand does require special scrutiny. My Department has initiated procurement of additional auditing and checks to supplement the programme of audits that are already completed by Ofgem, which administers the non-domestic scheme. Measures will be taken to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (10 Feb 2016)

Steven Agnew: .... This is a health issue, and that is how it should be treated, but, unfortunately, the law on abortion is one of criminal justice. The threat of life imprisonment is in place should someone procure an abortion except in cases where the mother's life is at risk. Of course, we know that, even in those very exceptional cases, it can be hard to get a medical practitioner to take that risk,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Fearghal McKinney: ...care, which is a key provision. What do we end up with? The report states: "analysis of current models of delivery and options for service redesign [will] inform future regional commissioning and procurement activities." In other words, the homework has not been done. We also need a direct answer on this. The Minister released £1·6 million for the independent sector, and if the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Equality Obligations: DSD (2 Feb 2016)

Daithí McKay: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I also congratulate the Minister on his appointment. Is he satisfied that the current legislative and policy framework on procurement of housing support services in relation to Supporting People is delivering the required outcomes?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: A6: Dungiven Bypass (1 Feb 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...to construct elements of the A6 Londonderry to Dungiven scheme, which will include a bypass of Dungiven. Subject to making statutory orders, approval of the final business case and successful procurement, it is possible that the first phase of the Londonderry to Dungiven scheme could commence in the latter part of 2018-19.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Public-sector Reform: OECD Review (25 Jan 2016)

Mervyn Storey: ...delivery. It also made recommendations on six targeted core studies. Those were: improving educational outcomes for looked-after children; problem-solving justice; governance of public procurement; Delivering Social Change framework; health service commissioning; and streamlining regulation. I, along with my officials, am currently considering the draft report.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Maghaberry Prison: Visitors' Centre (25 Jan 2016)

David Ford: ...was awarded to PeoplePlus, and the contract commenced on 1 December last. As was the case with previous visitors' centre contracts, this tender was issued as an open bid facilitated by the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) of DFP. This was tendered in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The bids received were evaluated by an independent panel in accordance with the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus: Update (19 Jan 2016)

John O'Dowd: ...key element of the campus traffic management solution. Transport NI published a draft vesting order in November 2015. Public consultation has been completed, and no objections were received. The procurement process for the contractor is scheduled to commence at the end of March 2016. Work on the site is scheduled to commence in January 2017, with completion by April 2018.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Minority Ethnic Development Fund: Update (18 Jan 2016)

Arlene Foster: The public procurement process has been completed, and I am pleased to say that the Red Cross has been selected to administer the 2015-16 crisis fund. It has a £100,000 budget and will continue to deliver on the excellent and vital work that was carried out last year. It is good that the Red Cross has been successful in this procurement because it works right across Northern Ireland and is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Further Education Strategy (12 Jan 2016)

Stephen Farry: ...service agenda at the outset, but, in the current context, the FE sector is quite comfortable with it and understands the underlying rationale for doing it. For example, there are areas around procurement in which steps in that direction can be taken relatively easily. Indeed, the colleges are already on that journey. The strategy very much consolidates what has happened already, and we...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Translink: Integrated Ticketing (11 Jan 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...Great Britain and in Europe. Some of the key benefits expected include improved bus boarding times, reduced use of cash, improved data and communication channels and improved customer choice. The procurement phase of the project started in early 2015, and the invite to tender was issued to a number of interested suppliers in December. Full implementation will take a number of years to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Shackleton Site, Ballykelly (7 Dec 2015)

Martin McGuinness: ...arrangements will be designed sensitively, taking into account the listed structures close to the site, such as the church and the graveyard, to maintain the character of the area. The Central Procurement Directorate is working with the NI Environment Agency and DOE to agree the optimum position for the access road. The advice to date has been that there are no major issues that would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee: Reports and Memoranda of Reply (30 Nov 2015)

Dolores Kelly: ...others look to for reassurance that there is a level of accountability within the structures of the Assembly for the public and others and that there is a sense of fair play in the delivery and procurement of services. I would like reassurance from the Minister on the budget going forward in relation to the Committee, and I ask for timeliness in the presentation of reports and the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Outsourced Services (24 Nov 2015)

Judith Cochrane: ...and support services, broadcasting, some aspects of building maintenance and printing. The Commission also receives a wide range of services from the public sector, including policing, Central Procurement Directorate services, waste management services, stationery and office supplies, welfare and occupational health services and certain software supplies services.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme (24 Nov 2015)

Alex Attwood: ...be very vigilant. There are reports in the media, which have not been contradicted, of a battle of wills between the Ministry of Defence and the Chancellor of the Exchequer as to who will carry out procurement when it comes to the replacement for Trident. Apparently, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is arguing that he wants to build his empire and control the spend in order to ensure that...


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