Results 121–140 of 2000 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: COVID-19 Response (26 May 2020)

Nichola Mallon: ...various operations to be carried out safely. Because of that, I was only prepared initially to allow my Department's internal contractor to carry out emergency work. However, as additional PPE was procured and safe working systems were developed, in consultation with trade unions, I have allowed additional road maintenance and flood alleviation work to proceed, including a wide range or...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2020-21 (5 May 2020)

Michelle McIlveen: ...says that those are inescapables. The Utility Regulator's determination on Northern Ireland Water funding is inescapable. There is a contract in place to buy new carriages for the rail network and procurement for new buses. Funding for Waterways Ireland, the design phase of York Street and the deficit to Translink also has to be found. The Living with Water Programme requires £1·45...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: School Enhancement Programme (5 May 2020)

Peter Weir: use existing kit. There is a wider context that will need to be looked at for the capital budget. Depending on how this rolls out over time, there may need to be a level of investment and procurement for kit, which, in the grand scheme of things, should not be overly expensive. Therefore, there may be an examination of whether there is any need for a small amount of reprofiling of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Budget (31 Mar 2020)

Karen Mullan: ...that the parents of children who are entitled to free school meals will receive direct financial payment. Will the Minister provide some further detail on the flexibility that he has introduced for procurement? If the Department of Education could follow that flexibility, along with increased funding, that would go a long way to make schools' core budgets sustainable.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Coronavirus Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (24 Mar 2020)

Paul Givan: get the testing kits that are available. Members have highlighted that and the personal protection equipment that needs to be taken. We are not blessed with the ability to go through normal procurement processes. These decisions need to be taken in a very abnormal way. We understand and appreciate that. The 600 tests being carried out from today are welcome, but, when I look at the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: COVID-19: GP Surgeries (16 Mar 2020)

Robin Swann: ...essential PPE items for GPs and pharmacists for use in circumstances in which a patient presents with symptoms. My Department is in daily contact with the Business Services Organisation (BSO) procurement and logistics service (PaLS), and a demand-management strategy is in place, whereby they are working closely with trusts and emergency planner leads over the allocation of PPE stocks in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Strule Shared Education Campus (10 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: .... That will ensure that today’s pupils have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sharing and to play an important role in shaping future education delivery locally and regionally. While the procurement competition is currently suspended, it remains live, and, as a result, it would be inappropriate to comment further on the procurement process at this time.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Independent Review of Education (10 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: and 14-19 pathways, as well as a number of other issues. While that does not go as far as some would wish, it does present an opportunity for meaningful action to be taken. Mention of procurement was made by the Member for South Belfast. I want to see greater devolution of that to school principals. Issues around employment of teachers and around pathways are all critical, and, in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Broadband (9 Mar 2020)

Peter Weir: With your permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I will take question 5 with question 3. On receipt of updated broadband coverage data from suppliers during the procurement process, the number of premises in the targeted intervention area has been reduced to just over 79,000. That means that some 18,000 premises already access, or will be able to access, services of 30 megabits per second or greater...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Urban Regeneration: East Londonderry (9 Mar 2020)

Deirdre Hargey: Yes, all those things are considered when you go to procurement. The issue was raised recently, so we are scoping that out and looking at it. We will obviously consider that as we write procurement contracts. If the Member has any specific details, I would be happy to respond to him directly, but we will want to tighten up that area in the foreseeable future.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Park and Ride: Moira (2 Mar 2020)

Nichola Mallon: The first business case to build a new park-and-ride facility at Moira station was approved by my Department in June 2016, but it could not proceed because negotiations to procure the land were unsuccessful. A new process was, therefore, undertaken, and a new business case that identified a new site was received in October 2019. It is anticipated that, when complete, the scheme will provide...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (25 Feb 2020)

Conor Murphy: ...We rely, instead, on NISRA and other people who provide statistics, so we do not need to debate objective need any more. The process is already there for doing that. Pat Catney raised issues about procurement and prompt payment. Of course, I will chair the Procurement Board from here on, and we will raise some of those issues and look at how we can continue to improve on the way that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Street Triage Project (25 Feb 2020)

Robin Swann: ...Saturday to support that group. Health and Social Care organisations work closely with many organisations to provide services in the community, and all such services are funded in line with public procurement policy. I hope that he can appreciate that it is not possible to provide funding to organisations that are outside that framework. I am aware that the Belfast Health and Social Care...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Skills Deficit: Senior Civil Servants (25 Feb 2020)

Conor Murphy: delivery. We always have lessons to learn when an Audit Office report comes out. As a former member of the Public Accounts Committee, I am aware of the work that goes into its reports. The Procurement Board, which I chair, will meet on 1 April, and I intend to have the Audit Office report discussed at the meeting, after which I will direct the Procurement Board to commence a review of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (25 Feb 2020)

Paul Givan: ...important point. The final point that I want to raise relates to infrastructure development and the capital requirements, not just on the resource side. I want to speak about my experience of the procurement process and the time that it takes to deliver schemes. In my constituency, I highlight, in my constituency, the need to increase the car-parking facility at Moira train station. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Head Teachers (24 Feb 2020)

Peter Weir: ...seeing where there can be other measures to increase autonomy. Whenever it has been mooted in the past, there has been a mixed bag of responses from school principals, but, in issues such as minor procurement, there is a good case for a more relaxed regime that enables, if you like, delivery on the ground. Again, it is part of an overall position of putting trust in the professionalism of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Minor Works Programme: Funding (24 Feb 2020)

Peter Weir: The Member makes two points. There is a particular issue with some of the maintenance work. We need to look at where the delegation of budgets lies and give greater opportunity for lower-level procurement from within schools. That is very significant, and a later question also deals with that. Where any maintenance or minor works give rise to particular issues of health and safety — I am...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2019-2020 and Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Estimates and Vote on Account 2020-21 (24 Feb 2020)

Daniel McCrossan: ...of the Assembly. The Audit Office also had a reduced capital requirement of £290,000 due to adjustments to the timetable associated with the refurbishment project and costs associated with the procurement of a design team. At the meeting last week, Committee members probed the NIAO officials on the financial implications of the Audit Office's refurbishment project, given the anticipated...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Vehicle Test Centres (10 Feb 2020)

Conor Murphy: urgent external expert assessment of the steps needed to return the MOT centres to a position where a full testing service can be delivered. My Department has provided support with the procurement of that external expertise. The work commenced on 3 February, and, until such times as that assessment has been undertaken, it is not possible to determine the extent of any repair or...

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