The Department of Justice (DOJ) was established by the Department of Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 and came into existence on 12 April 2010. It has a range of devolved policing and justice functions, set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010.
The mission of the Department is to support the Minister of Justice in building a fair, just and safer community.
With the exception of the offices of First Minister and deputy First Minister, all Ministerial offices became vacant upon the elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly which took place on 5 May 2011.
David Ford was re-elected as Minister for the Department of Justice on 16 May 2011, having secured the necessary cross-community support within the Assembly.
In addition to its statutory functions, the department provides resources and a legislative framework for its agencies and arms length bodies (which together constitute most of the justice system in Northern Ireland). Together with these organisations the department is responsible for ensuring there is a fair and effective justice system in Northern Ireland and for increasing public confidence in that system.
PARTIES TO THE CONTRACT
The following agencies and arms length bodies of the Department of Justice will be party to this contract.
• Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Forensic Science Northern Ireland
• Youth Justice Agency
• Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
• Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
The successful supplier must be able to provide the following items;
•Rented water dispensers;
•19ltr bottles of water;
•A planned preventative maintenance programme for the dispensers
•500ml bottles of still water