List of public bodies to which NI public procurement policy applies

This page lists the public bodies to which the Northern Ireland public procurement policy applies.

Please note that this list has not been updated since the changes to government departments in May 2016. For information on the new departments visit NI Direct. For a list of public bodies which can participate in CPD frameworks, visit the Public Sector Customers section of this website. 

Government departments:

  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure
  • Department of Education
  • Department for Employment and Learning
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
  • Department of the Environment
  • Department of Finance and Personnel
  • Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
  • Department of Justice
  • Department for Regional Development
  • Department for Social Development
  • Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

Government agencies:

  • Compensation Agency
  • Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA)
  • Forensic Science Northern Ireland
  • Forest Service
  • Land and Property Services (LPS)
  • Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS)
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)
  • Northern Ireland Prison Service
  • Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
  • Rivers Agency
  • Social Security Agency (SSA)
  • Youth Justice Agency

Other public bodies by department:

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
  • Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC)
  • Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA)

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

  • Armagh Observatory
  • Armagh Planetarium
  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland Library Authority
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • Northern Ireland Museums Council
  • National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI)
  • Sport NI
  • 2013 World Police and Fire Games

Department of Education 

  • Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS)
  • Comhairle na Gaelscolaiochta (CnaG)
  • Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)
  • Education Authority for Northern Ireland
  • Exceptional Circumstances Body (ECB)
  • General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)
  • Middletown Centre for Autism (DE and the Department of Education and Science (ROI) jointly fund and make appointments to this organisation, set up in March 2007)
  • Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE)
  • Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards (SCELB)
  • Youth Council for Northern Ireland (YCNI)

Department for Employment and Learning

  • Belfast Metropolitan College
  • CITB - ConstructionSkills NI (formerly Construction Industry Training
  • Board)
  • Labour Relations Agency (LRA)
  • Northern Regional College
  • North West Regional College
  • South Eastern Regional College
  • Southern Regional College
  • South West College
  • Stranmillis University College
  • Ulster Supported Employment Limited (USEL)

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

  • Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
  • Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Department of the Environment

  • Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC)
  • Local Government Staff Commission (LGSC)

Department of Finance and Personnel

  • Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee
  • Statistics Advisory Committee

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • Business Services Organisation (BSO)
  • Health and Social Care Board (HSCB)
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
  • Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
  • Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency
  • Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency
  • Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC)
  • Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
  • Patient and Client Council
  • Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well Being (RAPHSW)
  • Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Southern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust

Department of Justice

  • Criminal Justice Inspectorate
  • Northern Ireland Law Commission
  • Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission
  • Northern Ireland Policing Board
  • Northern Ireland Policing Fund
  • Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman
  • Probation Board Northern Ireland
  • Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland
  • Police Retraining and Rehabilitation Trust
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • RUC George Cross Foundation

Department for Regional Development

  • Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company/Translink incorporating
  • Citybus, Ulsterbus and Northern Ireland Railways
  • Northern Ireland Water (NIW)

Department for Social Development

  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)
  • The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI)

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

  • Attorney General for Northern Ireland
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland (NICCY)
  • Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI)
  • Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland (CPANI)
  • Commissioner for Victims and Survivors (CVSNI)
  • Community Relations Council (CRC)
  • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI)
  • ILEX Urban Regeneration Company Limited
  • Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation (MKLDC)
  • Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission
  • Northern Ireland Memorial Fund (NIMF)
  • Strategic Investment Board (SIB)
  • Planning and Water Appeals Commission (PACWAC)
  • Victims and Survivors Service Ltd

Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS)
 

For further information on this document please contact CPD on:

Telephone: 028 9081 6518
Email: procure.policy@finance-ni.gov.uk

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