Results 81–100 of 800 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Bangor Community Hospital: GP Unit (9 Jun 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...that obviously it is not just those figures that we look at — on a pure value-for-money analysis, it is very clear that the greater use of independent beds is cost effective. If you were procuring more independent sector beds, you could obviously reduce that price further. On a pure value-for-money analysis, the independent sector is obviously much more cost effective. However, it is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: DRD Budget Management (9 Jun 2015)

Trevor Clarke: ...current chief executive, will cease to operate in two years' time if the public purse does not continue to pump hundreds of millions of pounds into it. That organisation has consistently botched procurement exercises such as the Coleraine to Londonderry track and turned down a tender bid of £27 million because it did not represent value for money but comes out with a suggestion last week...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer: Coleraine to Londonderry Track Renewal Project — Phase 2 (2 Jun 2015)

Jimmy Spratt: What has the Minister done in relation to the senior officials in the Department and the senior management in Translink who created the shambles in the first procurement process?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015)

Alex Attwood: ...welfare but to put it up to London as fully as we can and as united as we can be on behalf of those on welfare and all the others who are subject to public funding, be it in terms of grants, procurement or jobs. The time frame neatly converges, because, if there is a need to have a Budget by the end of July — God knows we have come back to the Chamber after recess when people wanted to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Reservoirs: Sale/Disposal (19 May 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...: Altmore and Cappagh in the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area; and Portavoe in the Ards and North Down Borough Council area. The councils are considering the feasibility of procuring those assets. NI Water hopes that ownership of the assets can be transferred to the councils within the current financial year. Following an active marketing exercise during 2014, Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defibrillators: Interactive Map-based Register (19 May 2015)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...by three of those bodies are equipped with defibrillators, namely the Waterways Ireland headquarters, Armagh Observatory and the Sports Institute. Sport NI and Foras na Gaeilge have undergone a procurement exercise for the supply of defibrillators at locations including the House of Sport, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and Foras na Gaeilge venues in Belfast. Libraries recently...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: June Monitoring Round: HSSPS Bids (18 May 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...have agreed their action plans and submitted proposals for service changes. The primary care infrastructure is also starting to be put in place; Banbridge, Ballymena and Omagh are moving forward. Procurement processes are being taken forward for Newry and Lisburn. There is a lot of work being done. By the end of this financial year, we will, we anticipate, have driven a shift left of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts (18 May 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ...structured and managed opportunities for increased collaborative working and joined-up action in areas of mutual interest such as outcomes-focused funding, addressing excessive bureaucracy, procurement, policy development and development of best practice. Surely, those are the areas that organisations want us to be engaged in and the discussions they want us to be involved in. As we have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Devenish College (12 May 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...estimated capital cost of £23·2 million. A tender has also recently been approved by my Department to take forward enabling works to facilitate the new build. That work will commence shortly. Procurement is under way for an integrated design team to take forward the design for the new school, and it is anticipated that that team will be appointed later this month. Planning permission...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Construction Sector: Economic Performance (12 May 2015)

Alex Easton: What measures have been taken to ensure that the procurement pipeline for government infrastructure projects is available to the construction industry?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for Social Development: Report of Inquiry into Allegations Arising from BBC NI 'Spotlight' Programme (12 May 2015)

Paula Bradley: ..., not a direction, and therefore was not to give any private company an unfair advantage. It was also noted that the former Minister always referred to the awarding of contracts through an open procurement procedure. The BBC 1 programme made serious allegations that the former Minister had inappropriately acted in his role as Minister, bringing political interference into the Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Services Ombudsperson Bill: Second Stage (11 May 2015)

Daithí McKay: ...legislative proposals for the office of the ombudsman in 2012, when it received a briefing from Dr Tom Frawley. Although the briefing concentrated on the role of the ombudsman's office in public procurement issues, the discussions covered some general issues about the unique role played by the office. However, given the remit of the Committee for Finance and Personnel, I will restrict my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Reservoirs Bill: Consideration Stage (28 Apr 2015)

William Irwin: ...that, in recognition of the fact that it was speed and depth of water, as well as volume, that created the risk to human life, and in response to Committee concerns, it was in the process of procuring new flood maps. The maps would allow velocity and depth of floodwater from a reservoir to be mapped, as well as volume. That would provide a more detailed analysis of the consequence of a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Subcontractors: Payments (20 Apr 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...that, and feedback so far has been positive. Indeed, we may well look to extend it away from construction and into supply contracts too. Perhaps more relevant to the Member's question is that a procurement guidance notice was issued in January 2012. It has now been backed up by regulations introduced this year that monitor the performance of main contractors in a range of ways, including...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Enabling Success: Supporting the Transition from Economic Inactivity to Employment (20 Apr 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...outcomes framework to inform and guide the pilot testing process. DEL will take that project forward. In project B, an innovative regime of competitive pilot project testing using a pre-commercial procurement-based model will be developed to allow a number of small-scale initiatives to be tested for their potential to improve outcomes for the target groups. Successful approaches will be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Construction Industry (14 Apr 2015)

Cathal Boylan: I thank the Minister for that answer. What assistance can she provide, through talking to other Ministers, to ensure that local firms can access capital projects through the public procurement process? Go raibh míle maith agat.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Councillors: Training (14 Apr 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...activity and social enterprise. It is for individual councils to decide how they wish to exercise those powers. Some may wish to continue with the start-a-business programme. They will have to procure a new contract in relation to that, as it ends, I think, in October this year. They may want to do things in a different way that will suit their agenda and their rural area, but we stand...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Railway: Londonderry to Coleraine (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Kennedy: I am grateful to the Member for his topical question. I can confirm that the signalling procurement is still ongoing and the original tender timetable has been extended by a few weeks. However, depending on a successful procurement process, the end date for the substantial elements of the project is still expected to be towards the end of 2016. Of course, that means that we have earmarked...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Derry to Coleraine Rail Line: PAR Review (23 Mar 2015)

Alex Maskey: T10. Mr Maskey asked the Minister for Regional Development when he will publish the PAR review into procurement for the Derry to Coleraine rail line, albeit that he could publish a redacted version. (AQT 2300/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: York Street Interchange (23 Mar 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...for approval when the full context of the scheme is determined, following the outcome of the consultation and a public inquiry, should I decide one is appropriate. The scheme will then be procured through an open tendering process in accordance with my Department's procurement policy.


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