Results 161–180 of 800 for procurement in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No.2) Bill 2014:  Second Stage (10 Jun 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...board. The future progress of the project will be determined following a full analysis of the review's findings.  The review considered the college design, education and training functions and procurement strategy.  On the basis of the analysis of the results, the programme board will make recommendations on the overall timescales for any next steps.  That work will also inform the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Health Service: Innovation (10 Jun 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...Minister Foster’s Department and Invest NI has led to the Northern Ireland Connected Health ecosystem, engaging organisations from health, academia and industry to consider the development and procurement of innovative solutions for the health sector.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Budget (No.2) Bill 2014:  Second Stage (10 Jun 2014)

Jimmy Spratt: ...11 million for road structural maintenance; £8·1 million for the Glarryford A26 project; £5 million for the local transport safety measures and road safety improvements; £2·5 million for bus procurement and the completion of the 2013-14 orders.  On the resource side, I note that there is £7·6 million for the moratorium on increasing car parking charges, which was a result of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Employment Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (10 Jun 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...in leadership in standing up against sectarianism and racism in society over past weeks.  The Finance Minister will no doubt be happy to respond on the use of social clauses in Government procurement, but they are routinely used and deployed by Departments and they make a real difference.  My officials will brief the Committee for Employment and Learning on zero-hour contracts tomorrow...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2014-15 (9 Jun 2014)

Simon Hamilton: .... Mr Bradley also talked about infrastructure investment and the delivery of same.  I think that he was here for Question Time earlier, at which I outlined some of the recommendations from the procurement board subgroup that I will be endorsing and seeking to take forward, such as more centralised procurement and delivery of infrastructure projects, prioritisation and the building of a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Desertcreat:  Bill of Reductions (9 Jun 2014)

Simon Hamilton: I do not have the full detail of the reduction in costs.  It is not primarily a responsibility for my Department.  The Department of Justice heads up the procurement and is taking it forward.  My Department is involved in many respects, not least the financing and the continuing flexibility that we have received from Westminster to finance this with some end-year flexibility.  However,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Infrastructure Projects (9 Jun 2014)

Stephen Moutray: The Minister mentioned his hope for a more centralised procurement and delivery service in CPD.  Has he been able to make any progress on that?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Invest NI:  Business Park and Job Creation in Strabane (3 Jun 2014)

Arlene Foster: ...of Fermanagh and South Tyrone, I am fully aware of the economic challenges facing the most peripheral parts of Northern Ireland.  It was as a direct response to those challenges that Invest NI procured the 43 acres at Melmount Road in February 2011, which we have heard about today, and subsequently developed the business park in Strabane.  It was designed to address the shortage of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Steps 2 Success (2 Jun 2014)

Fearghal McKinney: 5. asked the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the Steps 2 Success procurement exercise. (AQO 6235/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Seamus Heaney Centre (27 May 2014)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...District Council will take the lead on it.  It has come to my Department for support, and I am sure that it will go to others.  I am aware that the council is at the initial stages of the procurement process, and planning permission is pending.  Until that happens, I am unable to offer the Member a more specific timeline, but I have no doubt that we will be made aware of it in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Forest Service: Relocation (19 May 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...and when.  We continue to develop an estate management strategy, which is pointing to Enniskillen as the preferred location for Forest Service headquarters.  We have commissioned DFP's Central Procurement Directorate to report on the feasibility of accommodating staff by refurbishing Inishkeen House at Killyhevlin.  That would locate Forest Service with the existing DARD Direct service...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Private Sector Investment (13 May 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...hear spoken about quite often — a pipeline of projects that are strategically and economically beneficial to Northern Ireland. The second thing that we need to do is to much better centralise procurement and the delivery of projects.  Sometimes, what we do at the minute is too disjointed, and that is where you get some of the problems.  Thirdly, we need to have a culture change...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Social Investment Fund (12 May 2014)

Jennifer McCann: ...end, on 10 March, a conference for all lead partners was held, which provided a platform to move forward.  Following agreement of letters of offer, lead partners will take forward the necessary procurement to deliver the outcomes described in the project proposals that have been approved. We are keen to ensure that projects are fully established and under way as soon as possible. ...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Enniskillen Bypass (8 Apr 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...estimate is somewhere between £20 million and £30 million.  We are aware of the importance of the scheme and the potential is there.  If everything were to go well, we would be looking at procurement and possibly a contractor in place by mid-2018.  However, it is dependent on finance, and I caution the Member with that warning.  The friendly advice that I offer her, as I offered her...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Health and Social Care:  Promoting Quality and Good Governance (8 Apr 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...available to the sister/charge nurse for times of increased requirement.  Those will be ordered, and the stocks overseen, by the ward sisters.  The trust has reviewed, and is in the process of procuring, the necessary additional patient equipment, such as cardiac monitors, IV pumps etc.  The functions of the acute medical unit have been clarified, and additional arrangements, such as...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Assembly Committees' European Priorities 2014:  Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister Report (7 Apr 2014)

Daithí McKay: ...continue to scrutinise the various areas of policy and legislation in the DFP remit that are influenced by European directives and legislation, such as building regulations, civil law and public procurement.  On the latter issue, the Committee will be examining the key changes arising from various new EU procurement directives, including planned measures to increase uptake of procurement...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Healthcare: Research (7 Apr 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...to improve services and to develop solutions that meet the needs of our patients and HSC, and, ultimately, help to improve health outcomes.  However, it is recognised that the public sector procurement methods have made it difficult for the industry to engage in a meaningful way with the health and social care sector.  That is where the small business research initiative (SBRI) could...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Meningitis B Vaccination (7 Apr 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...(JCVI) gives us the opportunity to plan for the managed and orderly introduction of a new meningitis B vaccine into the current childhood vaccination programme, subject to the vaccine being procured at a cost-effective price.  I have always welcomed the quest for an effective, safe and cost-effective vaccine to protect against meningitis B.  The negotiations regarding the vaccine price...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Public bodies to support employees seeking election to council (1 Apr 2014)

Basil McCrea: ...that is employed:  65% of our GDP is public sector spending.  Therefore, you can take the direct workforce and double it — maybe even triple it — for people who are involved in public sector procurement, supplying services, providing contracts and those sorts of things. All those people will feel that they are under pressure of being disenfranchised not only to vote but to stand for...


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