DE Alvin Ignacio acknowledges the support of RD Tabacon and ARD Eduarte as well as the District Section Chiefs for their cooperation during the Monthly Staff Conference hosted by Samar I.

Increased authority conferred to Samar I

Calbayog City – Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) is one of the two District Engineering Offices in Region VIII which has been rated as “Very Satisfactory” in the Design Audit conducted by the Central Office personnel this year which led to the issuance of Department Order No. 208, series of 2016.

The Department Order increases the limits of delegated authority of District Engineering Offices to approve detailed engineering design, as-staked and as-built plans as well as Program of Works and Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC). It also authorizes the District Offices to procure and implement locally funded projects costing 100 million and below in contrast to the 50 million authority.

Engr. Denis C. Cagomoc, Chief of the Planning and Design Section disclosed that his office has complied with all the documentary requirements during the Design Audit and found the documents to conform with the policy issuances of the department.

This authority is temporary while the District Engineering Offices maintains the “Very Satisfactory” rating till the next rating period.

The increased limits of delegated authority will provide for more effective and expeditions implementation of projects by the District Office.