Requesting Entity: PLD Construction
Issues Concern: Variation Order
Whether or not the implementing agency may refuse payment of work conducted as a variation order.
It is clear from [Item 3 of Annex "E" of the IRR-A of RA 9184] that unless the condition or situation under which you decided to carry on the change order falls within any of the exceptions provided therein, then you, as the contractor, should have first secured the approval of the Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE) before undertaking the same. Hence, it necessarily follows that variation or change orders done without the approval fo the HOPE or his duly authorized representative, as the case may be, shall not be the responsibility of the procuring entity concerned.