November 20, 2009 DO 113, s. 2009 – Guidelines for the Transfer of Funds for the DepEd Internet Connectivity Project (DICP)

November 20, 2009
DO 113, s. 2009
Guidelines for the Transfer of Funds for the DepEd Internet Connectivity Project (DICP)

To: Regional Secretary, ARMM
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Regional and Division ICT Coordinators (Secondary)
Heads, Public Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. The Department has launched the DepED Internet Connectivity Project (DICP) through DepED Order No. 50, s. 2009 entitled “Launching the DepED Internet Connectivity Project and Directing All Public High Schools to Subscribe to Internet Connectivity Services”.
  2. The following are the guidelines/steps for the transfer of funds under the DICP:
    1. Schools shall directly subscribe to their local Internet Service Providers (ISP) in accordance with Republic Act No. 9184;
    2. Schools must comply with the following bandwidth requirement: Committed Information Rate (CIR) per D.O. No. 50, s. 2009;
    3. Schools shall submit their new service agreements, completely filled-up with the amount of monthly subscription fees, to their regional offices for consolidation based on set minimum bandwidth requirements;
    4. Amount to be released shall be based on the amount specified in the service agreement submitted to the Central Office and must not exceed the amount of Forty-Eight Thousand Pesos (Php48,000.00) per year;
    5. Schools are allowed one (1) connection only;
    6. Extensions/Annexes schools shall be given separate allocation from their mother schools;
    7. Once these service agreements are received by the Central Office, a Sub-Allotment Release Order (Sub-ARO) shall be issued in favor of the school;
    8. For the release of funds:
      1. The Budget Division, FMS, Central Office shall immediately transfer the allotment received from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)-CO to the respective Implementing Unit based on the listing of recipient secondary schools, thru the issuance of Sub-AROs to:
        1. Schools Division Offices (SDOs) for Non-Implementing Units; and
        2. Implementing Units.
      2. Upon receipt of the Sub-ARO, the SDOs or the Implementing Units shall record such receipt in the Registry of Allotments and Obligations for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (RAOMO) being maintained by the respective units;
      3. The cash allocation corresponding to the allotment transferred to the respective units will be issued by the concerned DBM-KOs, subject to the submission of requests for release of Notice of Cash Allocations (NCAs), supported by copies of Sub-AROs for reference;
      4. Mother schools which are implementing units and have annexes or extension schools shall process the payment of the internet subscription; and
      5. For non-implementing units, the Division Offices (DOs) shall facilitate and process payments after submission of billing documents.
    9. Schools under the iSchools Project of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) shall receive their assistance from CICT; and
    10. Allotment under the DICP shall be for the sole use of internet connectivity services.
  3. Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.

Reference: DepED Order: (No. 50, s. 2009)
Allotment: 1—(D.O. 50-97)

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