CARIGARA, Leyte-The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH)- Leyte Second District Engineering Office directed the contractors to hasten the implementation of their projects for this year.
To address the issue, district engineer (DE) Carlos Veloso and officer-in-charge- assistant district engineer (OIC-ADE) Daniel Estigoy met the contractors to speed up resolving negative slippages.
According to Estigoy, the office is serious in adhering Department Order No. 193, series of 2016, “Administrative Action on Contracts with Negative Slippage in Accordance with the Revised IRR of Republic Act 9184,” to terminate a contract if it has already recorded a 15 percent slippage rate.
It was revealed that the cause on the delay of the projects was due to obstructions such as electric posts and pipelines by some utility companies located within the road right of way.
Estigoy also disclosed that their office had already requested funding for the relocation of these electric posts so that there will be no more reason on the part of the contractor for the delay of project implementation next year.
Despite the inclement weather condition and other circumstances that have cause the delay of the projects, contractors must exhibit proper cooperation in solving these issues.
Estigoy recommended them to submit catch-up plan to work up and speed up projects delayed to be completed before the end of calendar year 2018.
He further reminded to find ways as much as possible to avoid negative slippage that may result to non-payment, cancellation of contract, or blacklisting.
The field office guarantees assistance to contractors in providing better and quality infrastructure projects.