DIRECTORATE OF DEVELOPMENT AND WORK SERVICES
Before the Directorate of Development and Works Services (DDWS) was established in 1986, the Directorate was led by two main sections: Garrison Engineer (GE) and Project Liaison Officer (PLO). GE was responsible for maintaining all of RBAF estates, while PLO was responsible not only for planning but implementing new projects as well. After 1986, both sections were merged together to form the Directorate of Development and Work Services (DDWS).
Quality, Sustainable and Smart MINDEF Infrastructure
To Develop High Quality Infrastructure and Optimal Maintenance of Ministry of Defence Estates
DDWS is committed to the above Vision and Mission by providing effective and efficient services to meet the requirements of all customers (internal and external) and stakeholders and to continually improve the effectiveness of its Quality Management System.
Provision of effective service in:
• Management and implementation of MINDEF projects
• Maintenance management of MINDEF Estates
• General administration of DDWS
• Management of budget for DDWS
• Management of research, information technology and system for DDWS
• Managing and implementation of National Development Plan (NDP) and Departmental projects required by MINDEF
• Managing the maintenance of MINDEF estates including buildings and physical infrastructure
DIRECTORATE OF DEVELOPMENT AND WORK SERVICES (DDWS)
The Directorate of Development and Works Services (DDWS) is one of the nine (9) Directorates within the Ministry of Defence under the authority of the Permanent Secretary and is directly under the Deputy Permanent Secretary (Technology and Development). The Directorate is headed by a Director and supported by 2 Assistant Directors.
The Directorate has three sections namely Administration, Finance and Research & IT Section, Development Project Section, and Estate Maintenance Section. The total number of staffs is 165 personnel.
Administration, Finance and Research & IT Section is responsible for managing:
1. General administration and training.
2. Budget, payment and project monitoring & documentation.
3. Research and IT infrastructure & system.
Development Project Section is responsible for:
1. Planning and implementing MINDEF infrastructure projects.
2. Designing and preparing project cost estimates for budget application.
3. Preparing tender documents and contracts.
4. Coordinating and monitoring of projects from inception to completion.
5. Preparing and verifying payments.
Estate Maintenance Section is responsible for:
1. Planning and maintenance of buildings, facilities and mechanical & electrical (M&E) equipments within MINDEF.
2. Providing technical advice and services to MINDEF.
3. Preparing tender documents and contracts, and supervising the projects related to maintenance and term contracts.
4. Providing assistance in MINDEF activities and events.
5. Equipment write-off.
DDWS HOLDS CELEBRATION TO HONOUR PERSONNEL
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday 20 May 2022 - The Directorate of Development and Works Services honoured their retired personnel today in a Retiring and Excellent Employee Ceremony held at I-Lotus Restaurant. Hosted by the Management Review Team, the event allowed the members of the Directorate to come together following two years of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The main event was the commemoration of the retirement of four of our personnel, Director Hajah Marliyana binti Haji Abdullah Fung, Engineer Azhar bin Haji Jaafar, Clerk Hajah Aisah binti Haji Md. Noor and Custodian Saedah binti Haji Mahmud.
The Directorate also used the opportunity to award the Excellent Employee Award to Chief Technical Assistant, Muhammad Khairuddin bin Haji Sarbini in Division III and Assistant Clerk, Norliza binti OKB Haji Ali in Division V for their infallible work ethic which has produced quality work and effective problem solving.
DDWS RETIRING AND EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION CEREMONY
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday 28 May 2021 - The Directorate of Development and Works Services held an appreciation ceremony for personnel who were retiring from service and excellent employees at the a hotel in Jerudong today. Hosted by the Estate Maintenance Section, the event allowed the commemoration and expression of the Directorate’s appreciation for the employees who would be retiring or have retired from the Directorate.
Normally held annually, this event was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so this event was held to commemorate the retirement of Hj Misli bin Hj Mahrop, Asrul bin Haji Ali, Meriah binti Basri, Salbiah binti Haji Hamid, Saifulbahri bin Hussain, Mohd Sulong bin Sarail, Dk Roselawati binti Pg Haji Halus, Hajah Sinah binti Haji Ali, Mirid binti Apih, Haji Abas bin Haji Salim, and Simat bin Haji Duraman.
The event was also held to award the Excellent Employee Award to Technical Assistant, Dk Hernani bte Pg Harun in Division IV and Carpenter Awg Matasan bin Haji Kula in Division V. This award is bestowed upon those whom the Directorate recognizes as highly dedicated to their work, as demonstrated in the quality of their work and effectiveness of their solutions.
6th DDWS TEN PIN BOWLING TOURNAMENT 2021
SERIA, Friday 2 April 2021 - The Directorate of Development and Work Services held their 6th DDWS Ten Pin Bowling Tournament today at the Grand Seria Bowling Centre as part of MinDef Friday afternoon sport session.
A total of 108 players spread over 18 teams participated in the tournament hosted by the EMS Tutong and the EMS Lumut. The tournament resulted in the team, Seri Bolkiah from the EMS Bolkiah, walking away with the grand prize.
The tournament served as an outlet for healthy competition between the members of the Directorate of Development and Work Services. Colleagues could foster closer friendships as they exchanged banter while taking to the lanes to vie for the prize.
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT VISIT TO DDWS, MINDEF HQ
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 – Members of the Housing Development Department, Ministry of Development made a work visit to the Directorate of Development and Work Services (DDWS).
The purpose of the visit by the 15 officers, led by Rosniza binti Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani, was to learn more about the Facilities Management (FM) contracts which the Directorate is implementing within the Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces estates. They were greeted by the Acting Assistant Director 2, Hajah Adinah binti Haji Mohd Jaya who explained to them the advantages of the service and how system processes were carried out by the Directorate.
After the briefing, the visitors from the Housing Development Department paid a quick visit to the Facility Management Helpdesk within Bolkiah Garrison to learn more from the Facility Management Team stationed there.
ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INTERNAL AUDITOR TRAINING
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 – The Directorate of Development and Work Services held a training session for nineteen of its personnel and staff today at the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (SHHBIDSS). The training was also attended by 2 members of the Ministry of Defence Internal Audit Unit, including the Head of the Internal Audit Unit.
The training was led by Mr Than Tun from Peplow Warren Sdn. Bhd. who taught participants the necessary skills and industry best practices of auditing, and how to integrate the ISO 9001 into their auditing practice. The session was informative and beneficial not only to the personal development of the trainees present, but also to the Directorate as a whole as the number of qualified internal auditors who can now monitor the quality of their own work and ensure continued compliance to the Directorate Quality Management System and the ISO 9001 requirements is increased. The Directorate achieved its ISO 9001:2015 certification in December 2018, having first achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2009 and looks to continuously improve its quality management services.
ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AWARENESS TRAINING
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Monday, 10 August 2020 – The Directorate of Development and Work Services held a training session for twenty-two of its personnel and staff today at the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (SHHBIDSS). The training was joined by a member of Internal Audit, and facilitated by Mr Than Tun from Peplow Warren Sdn. Bhd. The training session is an introduction to the quality standard, ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems. The standard provides the requirements or guidelines for organizations to develop and systematically manage their policies, processes and procedures in order to achieve organizational objectives. The Directorate first achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2009, achieving the certification for ISO 9001:2015 in December 2018. The Directorate will be sending its newer personnel and staff for Auditor Training in the following week in alignment with its Quality Management System.
BUREAU VERITAS CONDUCTS SURVEILLANCE AUDIT ON DDWS
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Thursday 6 November 2019 - The Directorate of Development and Work Services underwent a surveillance audit from 6 to 7 November 2019. The audit was conducted by the certification company, Bureau Veritas. Bureau Veritas conducted the audit to grant the ISO 9001:2015 certification to DDWS back in December 2017. The audit was carried out first with the Management Representative and Top Management / Quality Management System of DDWS, before moving on to the Development Project Section, and Research and IT Unit. Over the two-day audit, the auditors also visited the Estate Maintenance Sections in Bangar Camp, Rimba Air Base, Tutong Camp, and Defence Academy, before holding a closing meeting on 7 November 2019.
POLITEKNIK BRUNEI STUDY VISIT TO SHHBIDSS, RBAF MUSEUM AND MRS
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday 1 October 2019 - A total of 27 students undertaking a Diploma in Interior Design and their three lecturers from the School of Science and Engineering from Politeknik Brunei performed a study visit to the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (SHHBIDSS), Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Museum and Medical Reception Station (MRS) in the Bolkiah Garrison. This visit is part of the Directorate of Development and Work Services’ cooperative efforts to provide learning experiences for the higher learning institutions in the country.
The study group was welcomed by the Director of SHHBIDSS, Muhd Shahrul Nizzam bin Umar, and DDWS Architect, Pg Jefri bin Pg Tajuddin, conducted the tour to present the green sustainable design concept of the Institute. The study group also visited the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Museum to observe the interior design and exhibits. The final location of the study visit was the Medical Reception Station where the industrial architect gave a briefing on the conceptual design of the new MRS Bolkiah, and how it evolved into the finished project. The group was met by the Chief Medical Officer, Col (Dr) Hj Awang Md Hafizul bin Hj Awang Hassan, at the end of their visit.
DDWS FAMILY DAY
MUARA, Friday, 6 September 2019 – The Directorate of Development and Work Services held their inaugural DDWS Family Day this afternoon at Muara Beach. The families of all the officers and staff of the Directorate were invited, culminating in an attendance of over 100 people. The event was a good opportunity to foster closer relationships between colleagues, allowing them to get to know each other and their families better. Games such as Guess the Weight, Catch the Dragon’s Tail, a mini tug-of-war tournament, a colouring contest, a mini-treasure hunt based on general DDWS knowledge, and a relay race involving coconut bowling, sorting sweets by colour and frog-jumping, were organized to entertain the children and encourage all participants to have fun and enjoy their precious time with their colleagues, friends and family. The event ended with the presentation of prizes for the games and a group photo to commemorate the occasion.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT VISIT TO DDWS, MINDEF HQ
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday 9 July 2019 - Members of the Public Works Department (PWD), Ministry of Development made a work visit to the Directorate of Development and Work Services (DDWS) on 9 July 2019.
Upon arrival, the Director of Development and Work Services, Hjh Marliyana binti Haji Abdullah Fung, and Assistant Director 2, Dk Roselawati binti Pg Haji Halus, welcomed the 22 visitors from all four district branches, headed by the ex-Acting Director of Building Services, Hjh Mastura binti Haji Sulaiman, and Acting Director of Building Services, Haji Awang Azahar bin Haji Awang Adenan.
In her welcoming speech, the Director of Development and Work Services explained the concept and advantages of integrated Facility Management (FM) contracts which DDWS is currently in the process of implementing across all Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces estates. The work visit was conducted so the visitors may study DDWS’ management system and the techniques implemented by the Facility Management system in Bolkiah Garrison.
The agenda ended with a visit to the FM Bolkiah office.
DDWS CELEBRATES HARI RAYA WHILE HONOURING PERSONNEL
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday 21 June 2019 - The Directorate of Development and Works Services celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri as a department at a hotel in Beribi. Hosted by the Estate Maintenance Sections of Penanjong Garrison and Muara Naval Base, the event allowed the members of the Directorate to come together and celebrate the month of Syawal. The event also commemorated the retirement of five of our officers, Executive Engineer (Mechanical & Electrical) Abdul Shaib bin Haji Abdul Mumin, Engineer, Mohd Sofian bin Morni, Quantity Surveyor, John Wong Chi Ming, Electrician Grade 1, Mohd Idris bin Haji Nordin and Electrician, Goh Tee Hock.
The Directorate also used the opportunity to award the Excellent Employee Award to Project Officer, Nor A’uyun binti Haji Talib in Division II, Chief Technical Assistant, Dyg Hjh Noorzailahwathy binti Haji Lakim in Division III and Assistant Clerk, Hjh Rokiah binti Haji Matdaud in Division IV. This award is bestowed upon those whom the Directorate recognizes as highly dedicated to their work, which shows in the quality of their product and efficacy of their solutions.
DDWS STUDENTS WIN BEST CONCEPT
BERAKAS, Saturday 27 April 2019 - Three Directorate of Development and Work Services officers were invited to Politeknik Brunei’s Architecture & Interior Design Exhibition at Airport Mall Atrium, Berakas.
Architects, Pg Jefri bin Pg Tajuddin and Pg Nur Diyanah binti Pg Anak Haji Damit Baharuddin, and Senior Draftsman, Hjh Mas Suryana binti Mohd Don mentored three students of Architecture and Interior Design from Politeknik Brunei for three months. During the exhibition, the officers were presented with certificates of appreciation for mentoring the students for their final year project. One of the students, Abdul Afiq ‘Izzuddin bin Haji Mardini, also won the prize for Best Concept, for his project to renovate a house in Jalan Maulana, Kuala Belait, into an Islamic Daycare.
This is part of the Directorate’s initiative that invites students to approach the Directorate to learn the skills of the trade, allowing the Directorate of Development and Work Services to act as a learning hub and partner with higher education institutions in Brunei Darussalam.
DDWS BIDS FAREWELL TO THREE VALUED OFFICERS
GADONG, Saturday 27 April 2019 - The Directorate of Development and Works Services held an appreciation and farewell breakfast on 27 April 2019 to commemorate the retirement of three of our valued officers. Executive Engineer (Mechanical & Electrical) Abdul Shaib bin Haji Abdul Mumin, Engineer, Mohd Sofian bin Morni and Quantity Surveyor, John Wong Chi Ming, retired early this year. As a token of appreciation and to send them off right, the Directorate pooled to present crystal plaques to the officers during their appreciation held at Seasons Restaurant, to thank them for their years of service. The Directorate wishes these officers luck with their future endeavours.
5th DDWS TEN PIN BOWLING TOURNAMENT 2019
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Friday 1 March 2019 - The Directorate of Development and Work Services held their 5th DDWS Ten Pin Bowling Tournament. The two-day event was held at the Utama iBowl during the Friday afternoon MinDef sports sessions on 1 March 2019 and 8 March 2019. A total of 114 players spread over 17 teams – the highest turnout since the inaugural event in 2010. The last DDWS Ten Pin Bowling Tournament was held in 2017, hosted by the Estate Maintenance Section (EMS) Bolkiah.
The event brought together DDWS staff members stationed all over Brunei, from Lumut to Temburong, helping to foster a closer relationship among these colleagues that were regularly posted so far from each other. It provided an avenue of healthy competition as participants took to the lanes to practice before the tournament.
The tournament also provided an avenue of creativity as teams sought to win the prize for Best Dressed Team, which was ultimately won by the team, 7 Wonders. The prize for New Fashion Breakthrough was awarded to the team, Spinning Queens. The prize for Best Male Player was awarded to Ak Haji Khairus Syahidin bin Pg Haji Sasufidin while the prize for Best Female Player was awarded to Nur Hafidah bte Haji Mohd Said. The event culminated with the team, DA Strikers, walking home with the grand prize as the winning team for the 5th DDWS Ten Pin Bowling Tournament 2019.
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION VISIT TO DDWS HQ
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Monday 4 March 2019 - The Department of Civil Aviation visited the Directorate of Development and Work Service, Ministry of Defence.
The visitors were interested in studying the Directorate’s management system and techniques of the Facilities Management System currently being implemented in the Bolkiah Garrison. The nine visitors, led by Executive Engineer, Pg Roslan bin Pg Haji Badaruddin, were greeted by Dk Roselawati binti Pg Haji Halus, the Assistant Director 2 of the Directorate who heads the Estate Maintenance Section.
BRUNEI POLYTECHNIC STUDY VISIT TO DEFENCE ACADEMY
TANAH JAMBU, Thursday 24 January 2019 - Students undertaking their second year of study for a Diploma in Architecture conducted a study visit to the Defence Academy in Kampong Tanah Jambu.
The students were interested in studying the design aspects of architecture at the Defence Academy and the RBAF Museum. The 20 students, one lecturer and three Directorate of Development and Work Services (DDWS) attachment students visited the Parade Square, Surau, Ceremonial Hall, Auditorium, Library, Mess, Lecture Hall, Headquarters and Basic Obstacle Course of the Defence Academy. The visit was led by architect Pg Jefri bin Pg Tajuddin, who works with the Development Project Section in the Directorate of Development and Work Services. Also present was the OC Admin of the Defence Academy, Major Haji Mohd Amin bin Awg Haji Mahmud.
ROYAL BRUNEI POLICE FORCE & DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT VISIT DEFENCE ACADEMY
TANAH JAMBU, Thursday 15 November 2018 - Ten personnel from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and 15 personnel from the Department of Development (DoD), Public Works Department (PWD), Ministry of Development (MoD), visited the Defence Academy in Kampong Tanah Jambu.
The visitors were interested in studying the Defence Academy as a model for a proposed new Police Academy for recruits and officers. They visited the Parade Square, Ceremonial Hall, Auditorium, Library, Mess, Accommodation Block, Lecture Hall, Headquarters and Basic Obstacle Course of the Defence Academy. The visit was led by Dyg Sabrina binti Hamidon, Assistant Director 1 of the Development Project Section in the Directorate of Development and Work Services. Also present was the OC Admin of the Defence Academy, Major Haji Mohd Amin bin Awg Haji Mahmud.
BRUNEI POLYTECHNIC STUDY VISIT TO DEFENCE ACADEMY AND ROYAL BRUNEI ARMED FORCES MUSEUM
BOLKIAH GARRISON, Monday 8 October 2018 - Students undertaking their final year of study for a Diploma in Architecture and a Diploma in Interior Design conducted a study visit the Defence Academy in Kampong Tanah Jambu and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Museum in Bolkiah Garrison.
The students were interested in studying the design aspects of architecture and interior design at the Defence Academy and the RBAF Museum. The 46 students and two lecturers visited the Parade Square, Ceremonial Hall, Auditorium, Library, Mess, Accommodation Block, Lecture Hall and Headquarters of the Defence Academy, before making their way to Bolkiah Garrison to visit the RBAF Museum. The visit was led by architect Pg Jefri bin Pg Tajuddin, who works with the Development Project Section in the Directorate of Development and Work Services. Also present was the OC Admin of the Defence Academy, Major Haji Mohd Amin bin Awg Haji Mahmud.
DDWS ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
The first certification of ISO 9001:2008 Standard Quality Management System was achieved by DDWS as early as 2009. The certification is awarded based on the management and implementation of MinDef projects, maintenance management of MinDef Estates, general administration and management of budget for DDWS. This multi-site certification applies to the DDWS HQ, Development Project Section, Estate Maintenance Section and its branches, as well as the Administration and Finance Section.
Meanwhile, the new certification of ISO 9001:2015 has just awarded in December 2017. This is based on the overall audit process and the outcome of the certification audit which concluded that DDWS has satisfactorily implemented standard requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and adopted process approach and risk based thinking in its quality management system. DDWS has established and maintained its management system in line with the requirements of the standard(s) and demonstrated the ability of the system to achieve requirements for products and/or services within the scope and the organization’s policy and objectives. The scope of certification includes: management of MinDef Infrastructure development projects; maintenance management of MinDef Estates; general administration of DDWS; management of budget for DDWS; and management of research, information technology and system for DDWS.
• How to get a copy of the tender/quotation document?
Tender document can be collected at the following address:
Lobby Ground Floor
Bangunan Arkib Pertahanan
Bolkiah Garrison BB3510
Quotation document can be downloaded from Ministry of Defence Website:
http://www.mindef.gov.bn click on [Tender & Quotation]
under DDWS click on DDWS Quotation
• How to participate? Tenders are open to contractors registered with the Ministry of Development.
• How to get info? Tender information will be published on the MinDef website,
Pelita Brunei and DDWS office.
Directorate of Development and Work Services
Ministry of Defence
Bolkiah Garrison BB3510
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel No: 2386383 (Helpline)
Fax No: 2382156
Estate Maintenance Section branches Hotline:
Bolkiah……………..2382790 / 2382785 / 2380567
Defence Academy.........2367259 ext 26259