Results 61–80 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officer Welfare and Support (18 Jan 2021)

Naomi Long: ...relatively straightforward and can be implemented within a few months. Others will take more time and will require additional funding. That funding will have to be secured. It will be necessary to procure some of the additional services that have been recommended. A small number of recommendations will also require careful discussion with the Department of Finance. As I said, I will...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: COVID-19 Vaccine: Roll-out (15 Dec 2020)

Robin Swann: I thank the Member for her comments. However, as I am sure that she is aware, I do not agree with them with regard to the vaccine. If we had been left to procure the vaccine on our own, we would have neither the buying power nor the financial capability to pre-buy seven different vaccines to the extent that we have, or been able to provide the accreditation or certification that the MHRA has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Dormant Accounts Fund: Strategic Plan (14 Dec 2020)

Kellie Armstrong: ...by many of the funders. The strategic action plan for the dormant accounts fund for Northern Ireland is absolutely welcome — multi-year grants of £100,000 a year are fantastic — but when will procurement be amended to make it a fair, level playing field so that community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises can, at last, be contracted with fairly?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Macro Economic Outlook Micro Inquiry Special Report (8 Dec 2020)

Christopher Stalford: ...that is available. I move on to some of the issues that have been raised. We need investment in our infrastructure, particularly to the west of the Province. We also need reform of how we do procurement, which can be one way in which the Government can assist business. Reforming how we do procurement is something we should consider. I hope that the Minister will be able to speak to that....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nettlefield Primary School (8 Dec 2020)

Peter Weir: I understand that, and I think that the Department was well aware of that. For instance, some money has been released, after discussions with DOF, to the EA for issues such as the procurement of additional bus allocation and a range of other procurements. I appreciate that there was disruption, particularly around the spring, to capital spend. We have caught up on some of that. On the broader...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (7 Dec 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...directives will no longer apply to GB and NI, which may lead to an incremental divergence in legislation between the two jurisdictions over time. GB and NI will also not have to comply with the EU procurement directives, so some rules may be changed. In the short term, following the exit, our rules are likely to remain the same; however, they may change in the medium term. The additional...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Vaccine: Preparations (1 Dec 2020)

Robin Swann: ...types, which could result in 357 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines being made available in the United Kingdom. While I am always open to all-island solutions, the UK did not sign up to an EU procurement process as the Commission confirmed that it was not possible for the UK to pursue parallel negotiations with potential vaccine suppliers. That meant that the UK would be required to stop...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: The Procurement Board (1 Dec 2020)

Rachel Woods: ...be aware that we have an opportunity not only to build back better from COVID but to tackle our climate emergency through a just transition. What consideration will be given to a green, sustainable procurement by the board? Can it be mandatory? What role will there be for cooperative models in procurement, focusing on community wealth building and working with councils? Perhaps I can also...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: COVID-19: Furloughed Workers (24 Nov 2020)

Conor Murphy: ...scheme that the Member's colleague is proposing, I encouraged families, as we all should, to spend that voucher in local businesses to support our local economy. Anything that we can do on public procurement or that Departments can do with their annual £3 billion of spend has the potential to make a real impact on the local economy and should be used in that way.

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

Rachel Woods: I thank the Minister for his answers so far. Security of supply will also be impacted by climate breakdown. Minister, will environmental and climate impact be reflected in procurement processes and policies going forward to ensure that the policy is sustainable? For example, will a sustainability clause or criteria be considered for security of supply?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: New Decade, New Approach: Civil Service Reform (24 Nov 2020)

Conor Murphy: ...of arm's-length bodies is under way, with stage 1 complete. I am discussing with Executive colleagues the creation of a Civil Service reform team in DOF that will develop a wider reform plan. The Procurement Board will be reconstituted to include an expert advisory panel appointed from key sectors in the economy. I will consider last week's NIAO report on Civil Service capacity and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Libraries: Enniskillen (23 Nov 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...in Enniskillen. While the project is at an early stage, my Department has already allocated £150,000 in this financial year to Libraries NI to allow it to advance the project to the design and procurement phase. I can also confirm that a design team has been appointed to progress the concept design and the necessary feasibility studies and develop the design for the project. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Social Housing: Ring-fencing (23 Nov 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: When the proposals come back, I will talk to other Departments. I want to go further to ensure that the way in which procurement happens is not open to as much challenge. Even current Housing Executive contracts are challenged at a low rate, which holds back procurement and contracts. I want to make sure that it is done as part of any contract, so social clauses, social benefits and social...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill: Consideration Stage (17 Nov 2020)

John Blair: ...amendments that require considerable IT system investment by the PSNI or other criminal justice agencies. We must be careful with the additional capital requirement on time frames for the planning, procurement and delivery of such systems and how that might adversely affect progress on the eagerly awaited aspects of the Bill. Therefore, my position is that I hope for progress, at later...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Questions for Urgent Oral Answer — Health: Flu Vaccinations (16 Nov 2020)

Robin Swann: ...in Northern Ireland. There are reports today of another vaccine coming on to the market, which its makers claim to be 95% effective. That is not one of the vaccines that were part of the UK pre-procurement exercise, but I am led to believe that the UK Government are in negotiation with that company to make sure that, if it becomes available safely on the market, they will have access to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Aquaculture and Marine (16 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: ...will be available from 15 December and will be in place. That is the action that has been taken. Permanent facilities will not be available until, probably, the middle of next year, but the procurement procedures have started, the companies have been awarded the contracts and certificates of lawful use or development (CLUDs) are now available for three of the four sites. Work will probably...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Manufacturing Sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic (9 Nov 2020)

Diane Dodds: ...hit so significantly by COVID-19 that it will require a significant tail of help to recover from the pandemic. I agree with the proposer of the motion that further financial support and the better procurement of defence contracts would be of immediate help to the aerospace sector, where many of our companies carry out a dual role. I also welcome the planned city and growth deal investment...


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