RFPs

HTA is committed to a solicitation process that is comprehensive, fair and impartial.

Request for Proposals

HTA regularly issues open solicitations – Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Invitations for Bids (IFB) – to secure professional services from qualified contractors in support of HTA’s mission on behalf of the State of Hawai‘i.

HTA is committed to a solicitation process that is comprehensive, fair and impartial. The process is overseen by an attorney trained in government procurement and contracts. All applicants are subject to the same rules and restrictions to ensure the integrity of the process. Evaluator identities are kept confidential during the procurement process, and individual evaluator scores are not shared in order to avoid undue influence. Proposal requirements and the steps in the evaluation process are explained in detail to prospective applicants, and the applicants who do not win are provided with their final evaluation score breakdown in comparison with the winning score in order to provide context and to ensure transparency. Through its commitment to integrity and transparency, the HTA is able to gain trust in the vendor community thus increasing competition, resulting in better quality and value for the State of Hawai‘i.  

Interested parties shall proceed to the HANDS website; https://hands.ehawaii.gov/hands/opportunities, or HIePRO website; https://hiepro.ehawaii.gov/sav-search.html, to view the RFP documents and to submit your proposal.

The State has established the Hawaiʻi Awards & Notices Data System (HANDS) and the Hawaiʻi State eProcurement System (HIePRO)  to promote an open and transparent system for vendors to compete for state contracts electronically. There are currently no active solicitations. 


FY2024 Solicited Contract Awards

SOLICITATION TITLE AWARD DATE AWARD AMOUNT AWARDEE CONTRACT #
RFP 23-12 Construction Management / Project Management Services for The Rooftop Terrace Deck - Full Repair at the Hawai‘i Convention Center 09/15/2023 $1,775,915.23 Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd 24001
IFB 24-02 Hawai‘i Tourism Conference Service Provider 2023 08/01/2023 $200,000.00 Pacific Rim Concepts LLC 24002
RFP 24-03 Hawai‘i Tourism Destination Brand Management & Marketing Services for the Europe Major Market Area 09/15/2023 $2,000,000.00 Emotive Travel Marketing Ltd 24004
IFB 24-05 Planning Services for a Messaging Strategy and Tourism Recovery Plan 10/10/2023 $99,659.65 SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc. 24007
RFP 24-06 Island Destination Brand Management and Marketing Services 12/15/2023 $1,700,000.00 Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau 24009
RFP 24-07 Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Governance Study 12/21/2023 $294,400.00 Better Destinations LLC 24010
RFQ 24-08 Professional Architectural / Engineering Services for Rooftop Repair Project at the Hawai‘i Convention Center 1/24/2024 $289,200.00 Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. 24012
RFP 24-09 Hawai‘i Tourism Global Support Services for Brand Management & Marketing 1/29/2024 $1,475,695.00 Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau 24018
RFQ 24-11 High School Education Program for Visitor Industry 02/15/2024 $99,480.00 CLIMBHI 24019
RFQ 24-15 Evaluation of Hawai‘i Tourism Authority's Destination Management Action Plans 04/12/2024 $46,675.00 Pacific Research and Evaluation 24022

FY2024 Sole Source Contracts

TITLE  DESCRIPTION AWARD DATE AWARD AMOUNT AWARDEE CONTRACT #
2024-2026 Big West Conference Partnership The Big West organizes and promotes conference championships where the conference member teams meet in one location and compete in a winner take-all championship 08/30/2023 $500,000.00 Big West Conference dba Big West Conference 24003

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Hawai‘i Convention Center RFPs

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