DPWH Now ISO 9001:2008 Certified


The Quality Management System (QMS) of the Department of Public Works and Highways is now certified against the requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standards.

The DPWH ISO 9001:2008 Certification, received from Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars, Inc., is aligned with President Aquino’s call on government agencies to improve public service delivery and in ensuring good governance and sustaining the “tuwid na daan” reform efforts.

Having an ISO 9001:2008 certification is an affirmation that the Quality Management System being implemented in the DPWH comprising inter-related processes are of international standards.

 said that the ISO 901:2008 certification should be maintained and “will really push every employee to continually improve the Department’s processes to sustain public satisfaction.”

           Included in the DPWH QMS ISO 9001:2008 certificate of registration are nine (9) Services, six (6) Bureaus, two (2) pilot Regional Offices (National Capital Region and Region XI), and two (2) pilot District Engineering Offices (South Manila District Engineering Office and Davao 1st District Engineering Office)  for a total of 19 Offices.

           For the second phase, Secretary Singson has directed 33 DPWH offices or sites comprising five (5) Unified Project Management Offices, the remaining 14 Regional Offices with one (1) corresponding pilot District Engineering Office each to undergo the same ISO 9001:2008 assessment and certification process.

           The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)  has provided technical assistance to DPWH to comply with all the requirements for ISO Certification.

          Present during the simple hand-over ceremony at DPWH Head Office were DAP President Antonio D. Kalaw Jr. and Vice President Arnel Abanto, and AJA Registrars Philippines, Inc. Vice President, Paul B. Bagatsing.

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