Request for Proposals (RFP)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
For information for RFP No. 15-01, Request for Proposals to Organize, Facilitate, and Promote Mahina Mele: Celebration of Hawaiian Music, click here.
For information for Product Enrichment and Signature Events Programs, see below.
HTA Product Enrichment Program
The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, together with its partners, the City and County of Honolulu, counties of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai, and the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), are soliciting proposals for its Brand Experience programs including:
- Product Enrichment Programs (PEP)
- County Product Enrichment (CPEP)
- Kukulu Ola - Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP)
- Community-Based Natural Resources Program (NRP)
- Signature Events
For more information on the PEP and Signature Events programs, click here.
A. PRODUCT ENRICHMENT RFPS
1) County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP)
In partnership with the Counties of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii, and the City & County of Honolulu, proposals are being solicited for the HTA's 2015 County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP). The intent of the CPEP is to diversify and enrich Hawaii's tourism product by developing new and enhancing community-based events, experiences, and projects related to the niches of agriculture, culture, education, nature, health & wellness, sports, and technology.
Contact information and RFP link for each county is provided below:
1. City & County of Honolulu
Click here for City & County of Honolulu CPEP RFP link or click here for the PDF document.
2) Community-Based Natural Resources Program (NRP)
In partnership with the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), proposals are being solicited for the HTA's 2015 Community-Based Natural Resources Program. The purpose of NRP is to support projects which help to improve the visitor experience and resident enjoyment of Hawaii’s natural resources while also ensuring that these resources are protected, respected, and perpetuated. Applications are accepted online for this program.
3) Kukulu Ola - Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP)
In partnership with the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), proposals are being solicited for the HTA's 2015 Kukulu Ola - Living Hawaiian Culture Program. The LHCP supports programs that help to honor and preserve the Hawaiian Culture for the long term. Applications are accepted online for this program.
Information on LHCP and NRP programs the Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs, including the RFPs, are available at Hawaii Community Foundation's website. Applications may only be submitted through HCF's online system. If you are a new user, click "New User Registration;" the registration process may take up to 2 days so please register early. Click here for HCF's website
Questions regarding these RFP's:
Hawaii Community Foudnation
B. SIGNATURE EVENTS
The HTA seeks to align its brand with events that stimulate demand from key and emerging major market areas and bring significant exposure and economic impact to the destination. The HTA supports signature events that are of world-class Signature events are strategically positioned during normally soft or "valley" periods to attract visitors to travel during these times of the year.
The program is administered by the HTA and will be soliciting proposals in 2014 for events to take place calendar year 2016. Proposals are to be submitted to the HTA offices at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
Questions regarding this RFP:
Hawaii Tourism Authority
Ronald D. Rodriguez
C. INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS ON ALL RFPS
Informational Sessions for all Brand Experience RFPs including Product Enrichment RFPs (CPEP, NRP, LHCP) as well as the Signature Events RFP.
Informational sessions will be held to provide individuals and organizations with further information on RFP application and award process for each program.
Tuesday, Aug. 5 / 3:30-6 p.m.
Lihue Civic Center, Piikoi Building Meeting Rooms A & B
4444 Rice Street, Lihue
Wednesday, Aug. 6 / 2-4:30 p.m.
UH Maui College, Kalama Room 103
310 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului
Thursday, Aug. 7/ 8:30-11:00 a.m.
County of Hawaii, Office of Aging
105 Kinoole Street, Suite 101, Hilo
Thursday, Aug.7/ 2-4:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Hale, West Hawaii Civic Center
75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona
Monday, Aug. 11/ 9-11:30 a.m.
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 319AB
1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Monday, Aug.11/ 6-7 p.m.
Lanai Senior Center
309 Seventh Street, Lanai City
RSVP to Joe Duax at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-731-3863 (toll-free)
Thursday, Aug.14/ 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kulana Oiwi Complex, Conference Room
600 Mauna Loa Highway, Kaunakakai
RSVP to Joe Duax at email@example.com or call 1-888-731-3863 (toll-free)
For information for RFP No. 14-12, Request for Proposals for International Social Media Services, click here.
For information for RFP No. 14-08, Request for Proposals for Hawaii Tourism Destination Representation Services in the Korea Market, click here.