Results 81–100 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Housing Executive Maintenance Contracts (3 Nov 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: I will get the exact figure for the Member, because it has changed. It has changed because, as we mentioned earlier, there have been procurement challenges in some areas that have put back maintenance contracts. The threshold for challenging procurement contracts is so low that anyone with 250 quid can go into a court to object to millions of pounds of procurement to alleviate some of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Housing Policy (3 Nov 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...sustainable tenancy. There are other areas of challenge. I know that there are long-standing issues with adaptations. We have affected some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Issues with procurement have led to some of the problems that have been experienced. The Housing Executive's pilot scheme in its southern region has shown that it is possible to reduce the time taken for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Ebrington Clock Tower (2 Nov 2020)

Michelle O'Neill: ...the city. Those critical and very significant investments will complement the great progress that we have already seen in the redevelopment of the Ebrington site. We are pleased to report that the procurement process to appoint a works contractor to complete enabling works on the clock tower building is now under way. An appointment is expected by 30 November. The works programme is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Transport Sectoral Meeting (2 Nov 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...up our travel corridor on this island. I worked closely with Minister Ryan to see the study extended, and our officials are now working to finalise the terms of reference before proceeding to procurement. Minister Ryan and I have a shared desire to enhance rail connectivity across our island, and we recognise the benefits of this cleaner, greener, more sustainable mode of transport and are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Flood Alleviation Scheme: Newcastle (20 Oct 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...to the residents that I will do everything that I can to see the flood alleviation scheme accelerated. Having been there too, the Member will be aware of that. Work is ongoing. We are moving to the procurement of contractors. Officials are working to a timeline in which construction will begin in early 2021. As I have said to officials and elected representatives there, I have asked my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Ventilator Capacity (20 Oct 2020)

Robin Swann: I thank the Member for his question. Since March 2020, the critical care network has procured 180 intensive care ventilators and 24 advanced patient transport ventilators to supplement the existing devices in the treatment of the most sick patients. Of those orders, 124 ventilators have been received, allocated and commissioned for use across our trusts. The remaining 80 ventilators are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Procurement Board (19 Oct 2020)

Conor Murphy: You are correct in that procurement is one part of public spending; it is about 25% of public spending, so it is very important. It is important that we have policies attached to that: things like social value and more efficiency around the spend are key. I am looking at the idea of a fiscal council to assist with the overarching spending plans and what levers we have available around revenue...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: IT Equipment (19 Oct 2020)

Peter Weir: ...that were in the system, as there was initially a misunderstanding that devices in the system could not be easily adapted. However, they could be, through C2k. In addition, that scheme included the procurement of additional devices, and, also, critically for some rural areas, remote broadband connectivity solutions. In July, I announced that free Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity would be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2020-21 and Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Estimates 2016-17 Statement of Excesses (19 Oct 2020)

Chris Lyttle: ...it over the next few years? In my position as an Alliance MLA, I draw to the Finance Minister's attention reports that funding from the Department of Education Engage programme has been used to procure access to private transfer test tutoring or tutoring applications for some pupils in Northern Ireland. Will the Minister and his Executive colleagues ensure that there is an assessment of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Onshore Petroleum Licensing and Drilling (13 Oct 2020)

Diane Dodds: ...in Northern Ireland. This research is designed to help to inform the evidence on which we can base our future petroleum licensing policy. My Department is working through the final stages of the procurement exercise and intends to award the contract for this project in the coming days. There has been much speculation this afternoon in the House, and many have referred to the policy...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Investment Strategy: Update (13 Oct 2020)

Arlene Foster: ...of things that were not involved in the investment strategy when it was first drafted, but, since then, climate change in particular has become a huge issue for those of us who are involved in procurement. We in Northern Ireland spend a lot of government money, and it is important that climate change is part of that. I know that the Minister for Infrastructure now has a body looking at...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Supply Chains: Post-Brexit (12 Oct 2020)

Edwin Poots: ...) 2015. No determinations have been received to date. The team has initiated the tender process for the design-and-build phase for the required inspection facilities in line with the programme procurement strategy, which was agreed with the Department of Finance. The contract award letters for the design and build of the proposed inspection facilities at Warrenpoint, Larne and Belfast...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (6 Oct 2020)

Matthew O'Toole: ...about getting the Nightingale facilities back up and running. That now seems like an inevitability, but I welcome much of what he said about increased capacity in the health service and increased procurement, over the past few months, of ventilators and PPE, which are, in a sense, two different parts of the NHS response to this virus. It is clear that, in the coming weeks, we will be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Driving Tests: Backlog (6 Oct 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...the system crashed when it went online because of the volume of calls. In anticipating and trying to learn from that, my officials have been very closely engaged with the DVLA in England. We procured a queueing system to ensure that it would be able to cope. I am pleased to say that that is happening. As I said, we have been in a very significant recruitment process to bring in additional...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Driving Tests (6 Oct 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...and fair approach. As I said in response to a number of questions from Members, this is a high-demand service that was shut for five to six months. However, as I hope that I have demonstrated, in procuring the queuing system for the online service, by the fact that we are recruiting 27 vehicle examiners and by exploring additional capacity through evening and weekend testing, we recognise...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Public Transport: Decarbonisation (6 Oct 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...focused on delivering clean public transport and active travel options to build connectivity, reduce emissions and promote health and well-being for all. Earlier this year, I announced Translink's procurement of three hydrogen buses, which will see the first hydrogen buses and the first hydrogen refuelling station in Ireland. It is anticipated that those vehicles will go into service later...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Surge Planning Strategic Framework (6 Oct 2020)

Robin Swann: Since March 2020, the critical care network has procured 180 intensive care ventilators and 24 advanced patient transport ventilators to supplement our existing devices in treating our patients. Of those orders, 124 ventilators have been received, allocated and commissioned for use in HSC trusts. The remaining 80 ventilators are awaited from the supplier and are expected at the end of this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Head of the Civil Service: Vacancy (5 Oct 2020)

Matthew O'Toole: ..., how any of the following can be achieved without there being a head of the Civil Service in place: the New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) commitment to Civil Service reform, including reviews of the procurement and appointment processes, public appointments and the arm’s-length bodies, as well as a series of reforms that came out of the renewable heat incentive (RHI) inquiry report. (AQT...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: School Estate: Upper Bann (29 Sep 2020)

Peter Weir: ...points are not necessarily addressed in the order in which they were raised. Mention was made of delegated decision-making. That is something I am very keen on. I move on to the introduction of new procurement. Mr O'Dowd raised the issues of procurement and construction. There is a wider challenge there, and we will be working with DOF colleagues on that. This is not simply a schools...


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