IQA Auditors from DPWH - Region II simulatenously conducted the audit to the Planning and Design Section (left photo) with Engr. Kristian Daive R. Lasquero, IQA Team Leader and to Administrative Section (right photo) with Ms. Wilhelmina C. Arao, IQA team member on July 14, 2022 at BDEO Conference Hall.
IQA Auditors from DPWH - Region II simulatenously conducted the audit to the Planning and Design Section (left photo) with Engr. Kristian Daive R. Lasquero, IQA Team Leader and to Administrative Section (right photo) with Ms. Wilhelmina C. Arao, IQA team member on July 14, 2022 at BDEO Conference Hall.

DPWH Biliran

NAVAL, Biliran, July 28, (BDEO) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office headed by District Engineer (DE) Ferdinand A. Briones (DEO) was subjected to a two-day Internal Quality Audit (IQA) on July 14-15 with auditors from DPWH Region II.

The audit team was led by Engr. Kristian Daive R. Lasquero with Ms. Wilhelmina C. Arao, IQA team member.

IQA Auditors from DPWH - Region II simulatenously conducted the audit to the Planning and Design Section (left photo) with Engr. Kristian Daive R. Lasquero, IQA Team Leader and to Administrative Section (right photo) with Ms. Wilhelmina C. Arao, IQA team member on July 14, 2022 at BDEO Conference Hall.
IQA Auditors from DPWH – Region II simulatenously conducted the audit to the Planning and Design Section (left photo) with Engr. Kristian Daive R. Lasquero, IQA Team Leader and to Administrative Section (right photo) with Ms. Wilhelmina C. Arao, IQA team member on July 14, 2022 at BDEO Conference Hall.

This is the first time that the district office has been audited face to face since 2019 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Following strict compliance on health safety protocol, the audit was done simultaneously by the auditors in every section, scrutinizing various documents and processes in the office.

The offices being audited are the Office of the District Engineer, Public Information, Information and Technology (IT), Procurement, Finance Section, Administrative Section, Planning and Design Section, Construction Section, Quality Assurance Section, Maintenance Section and Equipment Unit.

The main objective of the audit is to determine conformance of the district office to the DPWH requirements for its Quality Management System and the ISO 9001:2015 standards and to determine areas for improvement on all processes.

“We are here to help you and to give you advice, iniba lang ang tawag in the form of IQA”, said Ms. Arao.

The audit concluded with an exit conference discussing findings and areas for improvement.

Based on the audit findings, no Non-Conformities (NC) was observed to BDEO and only few Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) has been noted that needs to be complied by the district office.

OFI Refers to a recommendation or suggestion made by the auditor that can help improve compliance to prevailing laws, rules and regulations, DPWH policies and procedures, ISO 9001:2015 standards, and processes.

DE Briones expresses gratitude to the auditors and ensures that these OFIs are noted and be complied immediately.

Overall, BDEO is 100% compliant in the implementation of QMS in conformance to ISO 9001:2015.

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