Results 121–140 of 800 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Plenary Meeting (9 Dec 2014)

Martin McGuinness: ...companies to access research and development funding through EU programmes such as FP7 and Horizon 2020. It has carried out good work to help the companies gain greater access to the public procurement market. Of course, the SEUPB also plays a key role in the management of EU funds such as Peace and INTERREG. I am sure that all Members will be aware of the important role that those...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment (8 Dec 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...commenced in August and completed in November. Ministers also noted that Dublin City Council has established a framework agreement for the disposal of repatriated waste and has completed a public procurement process for the haulage of excavated waste to authorised facilities. It was reported that resources continue to be targeted into joint enforcement action against illegal operators,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Arc21 Incinerator: Mallusk (2 Dec 2014)

Pam Cameron: ..., because a non-contested, sustainable and productive plant is already agreed only a stone's throw away in the harbour estate. I have not even begun to mention the failures of the tendering and procurement processes, which are fundamentally flawed and show inherent problems with this proposed development. Arc21 is a business and, as such, has seized on an opportunity to profiteer from our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: A6: Dungiven Bypass (2 Dec 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...some Members are particularly friendly. I very much hope that they will remember the DRD and Danny Kennedy when it comes to getting funding for a scheme that has widespread political support. The procurement process for this scheme is well progressed, and I hope to be in a position to announce the successful contractor in spring 2015. But then we need the money. The A6 Londonderry to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: A6: Dungiven Bypass (2 Dec 2014)

Ross Hussey: ...in-agreed draft Budget makes no provision for funding a single element of the A6 project. My colleague the Minister for Regional Development has moved the Randalstown-to-Castledawson section beyond procurement-ready to shovel-ready from early next year. An opportunity exists to start this section in the next financial year. All that Sinn Féin has to do is work with the Finance Minister,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (1 Dec 2014)

Lord Maurice Morrow: ...39, leave out paragraph (5) and insert "(5) B does not commit an offence by doing anything which (apart from this paragraph) would amount to?—   (a) aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of an offence under this Article by A;   (b) conspiring with A to commit an offence under this Article; or   (c) an offence under Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee: Reports and Memoranda of Reply (24 Nov 2014)

John Dallat: ...during our difficulties. The Committee considered a number of cases in which very senior officers in the Fire Service failed to recognise and properly handle significant conflicts of interest in procurement and recruitment. One case that particularly concerned the Committee was the acceptance by a senior officer of a sponsored Land Rover. I hope that I am not advertising one particular...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: DARD HQ: Ballykelly (24 Nov 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...on 26 June 2014 by the First Minister and the deputy First Minister. The business case outlines the options for relocating the headquarters to Ballykelly and was informed by a report by Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) on the accommodation options available on the Shackleton Barracks site, an assessment of equality impacts of relocation and the modelling of the required staff...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee: Reports and Memoranda of Reply (24 Nov 2014)

Ross Hussey: ...delays. The Committee was concerned that despite the availability of extensive guidance, public bodies continue to make the same mistakes around planning, governance, project management and procurement that the Committee has observed and reported on over many years. Approvals for projects were based upon business cases that were not robust and were overly optimistic about what could be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 (18 Nov 2014)

Leslie Cree: ...programme to improve sports facilities over a five-year period from 2014-15 to 2018-19. I am also pleased to learn that Sport Northern Ireland is developing this programme and, as a first step, procuring a specialist organisation to develop a sports facility strategy. With its links to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's new strategic vision for events and its representation on DETI's...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Roof Project: Update (18 Nov 2014)

Pat Ramsey: I do not have that information with me, but I think that there were quite a few. A contractor was approved under the procurement process, and that is the contractor who we have in place. I will provide the Member with further information on the number of people who put in a tender for the roof project.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Coleraine to Londonderry Rail Track: Escalating Costs (18 Nov 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...question. I can confirm that I believe the current estimate to be accurate, but, to give belt and braces to that, I will insist that we test the validity of that projection before we go out to procurement and award the contract. I do not want to second-guess that process at all, but I believe that the project is very worthwhile. It remains an Executive priority; it has been a huge...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Belfast to Derry/Londonderry Railway (18 Nov 2014)

Sean Lynch: ...ucht a fhreagra. I thank the Minister for his answers to date. I accept that the Minister came to brief me initially and to the Committee last week, but what was the timeline of learning of the procurement difficulties?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Health Budget (17 Nov 2014)

Alasdair McDonnell: ...savings, particularly in Altnagelvin and the north-west around Derry and Donegal. There are major opportunities in health on a North/South basis that could provide substantial savings, including procurement, health promotion, acute care and general service provision in the border areas. As I have said, we welcome the move on congenital cardiac care. Mr Poots's efforts there were...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Living Wage (11 Nov 2014)

Paul Girvan: I thank the Minister for his answer. I wonder, Minister, whether you would be willing to introduce a living-wage condition as part of public procurement contracts.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Banking Charges (11 Nov 2014)

Dolores Kelly: The Minister said that there is an overlap with DETI, but are there any recommendations that could be followed up in relation to your discussions with banks and small businesses on procurement in the public sector or have any been actioned? Further to that, have the banks made any threat of closure to some small businesses?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education: Savings (4 Nov 2014)

John O'Dowd: ...’s published savings delivery plan. This will include areas such as professional support for schools, administration and management costs in the Department’s arm’s-length bodies, and procurement. The recommendations made by PEDU in respect of home-to-school transport and school catering services were initially used to develop a series of actions. Many of these were referenced to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Coleraine to Londonderry Rail Track: Phase 2 Project (3 Nov 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...contract work ahead because it is specialist, and my understanding is that it is carried out by a limited number of companies, primarily in the rest of the United Kingdom. We will seek to get the procurement process into place as quickly as possible to encourage firms to tender. I am not about to look forward to further failure on the project. I am determined to see the project succeed...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Magherafelt Bypass:  Update (21 Oct 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...contract.  It is anticipated that advance archaeological investigative trenching and vegetation clearance will start in November, for completion prior to the award of the main contract.  The procurement of the main contract is well under way and the tender return date is 24 November 2014.  Subject to there being no challenges to the award of the contract, construction work should...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Belfast Rapid Transit System (21 Oct 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...have been well publicised in advance, and details of the impacts on local traffic are available on my Department's TrafficwatchNI website.   In May of this year, I committed funding to enable the procurement of the rapid transit vehicles to commence.  It will take approximately three years from procurement to delivery of the proposed fleet of 38 vehicles.  The new Belfast rapid transit...


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