Technical Service Division

The Technical Services Division: has five major functions which are as follows:

a) Building Section
• develops architectural designs for new and existing Government buildings;
• carries out assessment of the condition of Government facilities;
• provides technical support to other line Ministry

b) Road Maintenance
• Carries out routine assessments of primary and secondary roads
• Prepares and implements road maintenance programs
• Procurement
• Supervises road works
• Assesses and installs road safety measures

c) Quantity Surveying
• Prepares detailed bill of quantities and cost estimates
• Prepares and administers contracts
• Project financial control and reporting
• Procurement and tendering

d) Engineering
• Develops plans and designs for roads, drainage systems, bridges, river and coastal defenses, and river control compatible to local needs
• Monitoring and implementing infrastructural projects
• Maintaining uniform design standards, codes and construction specifications for roads, drainage systems, bridges, river and coastal defenses, and river control
• Preparing work programs for projects
• Planning and reporting for infrastructure rehabilitation projects
• Assesses the structural integrity of Government’s infrastructure
• Provides technical advice to the Government

e) Road Surveys
• Conducts detailed topographic surveys and maps for the development of engineering designs
• Redefines site boundary lines and replaces official boundary markers that are removed
• Makes recommendations for suitable sites state or private
• Liaise with other Ministries, for example, Director of Lands and Surveys for land acquisition matters
• Prepare and issue notices of surveys