Results 681–700 of 900 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Expenditure: September Monitoring 2008-2009 (3 Nov 2008)

Nigel Dodds: ...important one. Since the idea was first mooted and the bidding system set up, the process has taken many twists and turns, including the withdrawal of one bidder. The recent decision to suspend procurement, which I announced at the end of last week, was prompted by a significant development in the sale process of one of the companies. The Member mentioned a fire sale. Given the fact that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: British-Irish Council Summit in Edinburgh (21 Oct 2008)

Peter Robinson: ..., roads, schools, and so forth. The Executive hope to be able to accelerate the capital spend programme. The one difficulty that has been placed in the way is a successful legal challenge to procurement policy, which requires either for the decision to be appealed or for new procurement methods to be examined. Indeed, that might involve a return to more conventional procurement methods in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: New Deal: Derry/Londonderry (20 Oct 2008)

Reg Empey: : The Member must bear in mind that the process is ongoing and, while that is the case, I must be careful about what I say. The procurement process has not been concluded in two remaining areas. New bids have been received for the Foyle area and those will be assessed shortly, and further information has been received for the north-west. However, the process is ongoing in the Foyle area, and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Financial Pressures  Impacting on Public Spending (14 Oct 2008)

Nigel Dodds: ...— would be significantly lower than what was planned for in the Budget. However, the current state of the construction market also provides an opportunity for Northern Ireland Departments to procure capital projects at lower costs. Therefore, I expect the downturn in the property market to result in both pressures and easements. I have detailed some of the larger pressures facing the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Belfast International Airport: Signage (13 Oct 2008)

Conor Murphy: ...that new signage via the M1 motorway and the A26 would be appropriate. Roads Service has identified the signs along the A1 and A101 routes that need to be replaced. It is expected that the design, procurement and erection of those replacement signs will be completed by the end of March 2009.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Strategic Investment Board (13 Oct 2008)

Peter Robinson: ...water, waste and public administration. The SIB provides expert commercial, legal and project-delivery advice to Departments, drawing on its advisers’ extensive experience of major infrastructure procurements. That advice helps us to ensure that the best deals are obtained for the public purse and that risks are identified and appropriately managed. We recently met the SIB chairman and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Economic Downtown/Credit Crunch (13 Oct 2008)

Tommy Gallagher: Has the First Minister raised concerns with Department of Finance and Personnel about the successful legal challenge to the Central Procurement Directorate over the way in which public contracts are awarded to private-sector contractors —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Regional Investment Inequalities (7 Oct 2008)

Jennifer McCann: ...be to protect jobs and to bring forward planned funding for the delivery of major infrastructure projects in roads, housing, education and health as outlined in the investment strategy. We must use procurement programmes by ensuring that all public procurement expenditure — including that for services, works and goods — integrates long-term economic and social sustainability through...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Primary School Education in South Belfast (6 Oct 2008)

Caitriona Ruane: ...recognition by me, and by the Executive, of the importance of modern, fit-for-purpose facilities for teaching and learning. I have ensured that equality and social inclusion will be part of those procurement processes. The Irish-medium sector faces particular problems, with many of its schools in poor-quality, temporary accommodation. That, too, is the case in the South Belfast...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services  and Public Safety: Acute Hospital: South-West (6 Oct 2008)

Michael McGimpsey: ...Northern Ireland Health Group as the successful tenderer for the development of the new acute hospital in the south-west. The project will be the first Health Service development of its size to be procured through the private-finance initiative, and it represents the best value for money for the taxpayer. The major investment will provide the people of the south-west with a modern,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee —  Committee Reports (30 Sep 2008)

Thomas Burns: ...the waste of public-sector money. I am glad that the motion has been tabled, and I will talk briefly about some of the reports mentioned. The problem common to all the reports appears to be bad procurement, which leads me on to the subject of the Belfast to Bangor railway line, which was referred to by Mitchel McLaughlin and Jim Wells. I am a keen user of public transport, and I would like...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Inland Waterways Sectoral Format (23 Sep 2008)

Gregory Campbell: The question in the Member’s contribution was in relation to the Ulster Canal. Waterways Ireland is involved in a procurement exercise to engage a consultant to undertake preliminary design work. A call for expressions of interest was published on 15 May 2008, with the deadline for replies being 16 June 2008. From that process, a list of six consultants was compiled, and they will be asked...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Development of the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster (23 Sep 2008)

Reg Empey: ...accountability process. The impact of the physical landscape of the Magee campus on any proposed expansion must also be borne in mind. The university advises that any expansion is subject to the procurement of land owned by Foyle and Londonderry College and the redevelopment of the former Fort George army site. Discussions are continuing between the university and the school. When I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Farm Modernisation Programme (15 Sep 2008)

Michelle Gildernew: ...animal health and welfare; occupational safety; increased business efficiency; hygiene control; and the enhancement of environmental status and energy efficiency. I am keen that the application and procurement process should be as straightforward as possible, and, to that end, my Department will ensure that bureaucracy is kept to a minimum.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development into Renewable Energy and Alternative Land Use (1 Jul 2008)

Michelle Gildernew: ...sites will be used to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of biomass systems for heat production in the rural community and the supply chains that are needed. There must be a sustainable procurement strategy. The supply of biomass in the North is finite; at present, some is brought across from Scotland. It must, therefore, be ensured that supply can meet demand. An on-farm anaerobic...

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

Central Procurement Directorate: Maze/Long Kesh Regeneration Site

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office Of The First Minister And Deputy First Minister: Regeneration at the Maze/Long Kesh Site (23 Jun 2008)

Martin McGuinness: ...proposals for the development of the Maze/Long Kesh site, including the Department of Finance and Personnel’s assessment of the business case; moreover, we are assessing the outcome of the major procurement process for the appointment of a private-sector development partner for the site. That procurement is based on the delivery of the key master-plan elements, such as the multi-sports...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Cost of Oil in Schools (17 Jun 2008)

Caitriona Ruane: ...resources. My Department’s building branch issues essential guidance on sustainability to all education providers in the North of Ireland in the form of technical notes published by the Central Procurement Directorate. Those notes cover topics, such as: general roles and responsibilities in relation to sustainable construction; targets for recycling; proper disposal of construction,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: First Report on Training for Success (10 Jun 2008)

Paul Butler: ...provided and the low net employment impact. There was a view that people were not getting paid for what they were doing. The evidence that the Committee gathered on Training for Success was about procurement and the capacity of some companies to deliver some of the programmes. The Chairperson of the Committee referred to Carter and Carter Group plc, and there may be other bodies. Although...


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