Results 101–120 of 800 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Trade and Business Development (23 Mar 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: ...maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I welcome the Minister's statement, and I welcome specifically the emphasis by InterTradeIreland on assisting SMEs to build partnerships in the context of public procurement. Perhaps the Minister will provide further clarity on how she proposes to ensure that SMEs can fully benefit from island-wide procurement opportunities.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Social Clauses: Government Contracts (9 Mar 2015)

Simon Hamilton: All contracts that are based on Central Procurement Directorate’s (CPD) standard forms of contract will contain social clauses that relate to equality and health and safety. Departments can also include additional social clauses intended to deliver their departmental responsibilities and policy priorities and support the Programme for Government commitment. The first year of reporting on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: East Antrim Coastal Corridor: Industry Development and Investment (3 Mar 2015)

David Hilditch: ...East Partnership, those units have delivered a large range of programmes that have supported local businesses and industry from Whiteabbey to Moyle, including in raising finance for small firms, procurement, efficiency, energy, digital, build your business, step up to export and, importantly, family business programmes. Those local economic development units are playing a critical role...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: St Joseph's High School, Crossmaglen: New Build (2 Mar 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...to the value of the project. Provided that there is no delay due to issues with the feasibility study, it is anticipated that business case approval could be obtained as early as April 2015. The procurement of the integrated design team to take forward the project as a design and build will be carried out in tandem with the preparation of the business case. However, the appointment...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Final Stage (24 Feb 2015)

David McNarry: ...to bury the plethora of political correctness that is drowning real decision-making in a sea of meaningless double-talk. Why are we funding the not necessary and the not urgent when we have a procurement system that is upside down and lamentably ineffective? Why are we serving up downright expensive indulgences that are so obvious as photo shoots for camera-seeking Ministers when we...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Translink: Chief Executive (23 Feb 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...am grateful to the Member for his question. He raises a couple of important projects, the carrying forward of which is important regardless of the process of appointing a new chief executive. The procurement process for the signalling works is well under way. It is hoped that a contract can then be awarded to allow the signalling work to start on site around the end of May 2015....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Strategies: Next Steps (3 Feb 2015)

Carál Ní Chuilín: I know that Conradh na Gaeilge, which is responsible for lobbying and trying to procure the development of services to protect and enhance the language, will have a pivotal role, particularly in relation to local councils and their responsibility to not only the Irish language but to Ulster-Scots culture and heritage. Some of the other groups that are core funded by Foras na Gaeilge will...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Creative Industries: Investment (3 Feb 2015)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...further secured. I have tried not only to have them secured but to point out that, within both the Irish language and Ulster-Scots broadcast funds, there needs to be more local film production and procurement. Local television-, documentary- and film-makers need to make sure that they have opportunities to benefit and that it is not the same people who benefit from one funding stream to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Higher and Further Education Sectors: Support and Investment (2 Feb 2015)

David Hilditch: ...initiatives that you are given a flavour of the challenges facing those in the sector who are responsible for the front-line delivery, from staff contractual issues through to overly cumbersome procurement matters. The motion comes with a backdrop of a substantial budget reduction, although it is a little better than the original 10·8% that was initially expected, thanks to the recent...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Quality of Care in Northern Ireland (27 Jan 2015)

Jim Wells: ...services to meet future needs. It will engage with patients, users, carers, families and other key stakeholders at a local level in the commissioning of health and social care. It will secure, procure, incentivise and agree high-quality, value-for-money service provision to meet the assessed and prioritised needs of the population. It will ensure the delivery of outcomes from services...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Government Contracts: Local Companies (26 Jan 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...£2·7 billion and £2·8 billion a year on contracts for goods, services and capital projects. Between April and December 2014 — the first nine months of the financial year — centres of procurement expertise in Northern Ireland awarded 2,277 contracts, which had a total value of around £1·2 billion. Interestingly, 83% of those contracts were awarded to SMEs, and 75% of contracts...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Children's Services Co-operation Bill: Second Stage (26 Jan 2015)

Megan Fearon: ..., to pool resources. Clause 4 is probably the most contentious, and we have difficulties with the principles behind it. We see it as the transferring of the control of the planning, development, procuring and commissioning of services for children and young people to the Health and Social Care Board at the expense of elected representatives and, with that, the usurping of ministerial...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (20 Jan 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...cannot conceal ownership or control and engage in good corporate behaviour. The Bill will help small businesses to get access to the finance that they need to grow, export, compete in public-sector procurement and address some of the issues on late payment. It is good to see that it supports and brings us in line with the Government's regulatory reform agenda, ensuring that ineffective,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Tourism Growth Fund (20 Jan 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...with the new super-councils when they are in place after March. We look forward to their proposals, as we will then, of course, want to support any bid that they make to the Executive to procure a joint tourism fund.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Protecting Core Public Services (19 Jan 2015)

Seán Rogers: .... Let me explain it with one simple example. Let us take a morning like this morning. The principal arrives to a burst pipe. Currently, he has to go through the education and library board's procurement services. It is unlikely that they would have that repaired on the same day. He would have to send the children home and a day's learning would be lost, whereas, if he were able to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Education Funding (13 Jan 2015)

Seán Rogers: ...in England. How is that protecting classroom practice? One key way in which the Department could reduce waste and achieve the best value for money would be to review the process in place for the procurement of goods and services in the sector, which is financially and temporally inefficient at present. In the current system, school principals have to go through the education and library...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Irish Language: Development (13 Jan 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...my Department met school representatives on 18 December 2014 to discuss the infrastructure needs of the schools. There are steps that need to be taken in relation to the business case process to procure the site and accommodation. In relation to the site, the next step is to complete a feasibility study. In relation to procurement of accommodation, a schedule of accommodation needs to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Wind Energy (12 Jan 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...outline case to support the work was approved in November 2014, and the next stages of business case development are ongoing. The Department's business plan requires Forest Service to publish a procurement strategy for the exploitation of wind farm development opportunities on its estate. In the first half of 2015, we intend to offer selected sites for the market to take forward. Those...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System (12 Jan 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: The intention to procure an ICT system to replace the animal and public health information system (APHIS) was notified in the Official Journal of the European Union in the first week of July 2014. The value of the contract was given as from £56 million to £65 million, excluding VAT, over an anticipated lifetime of 15 years. That value was based on the projection and estimates employed in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: York Street Interchange (9 Dec 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...due course. Depending on the response to the consultation, I may also hold a public inquiry into the scheme. Given the rate of progress, and subject to finance, statutory approval and successful procurement, the scheme could commence in 2018, with a construction period of around three years.


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