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 Hawaii.

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 Hawaii.

HTA is now utilizing an online application process through the eCivis contract management system.  All applications in response to HTA’s solicitations must be completed and submitted via eCivis.  An Application Submission Guide and instructional video are provided for your use.

APPLY HERE: http://bit.ly/HTAecivis

Help Links: 

Application Submission Guide

Video Tutorial: Applying With eCivis Portal

The following is a listing of active solicitations:

FY2020 Contract Awards

RFP 20-01 Community Enrichment Program 8/22/2019 CEP 2020 Awards CEP 2020 Awards 20011 – 20102
RFP 20-02 Kukulu Ola Program 8/27/2019 KO 2020 Awards KO 2020 Awards 20103 - 20145
RFP 20-03 Aloha Aina Program 8/28/2019 AA 2020 Awards AA 2020 Awards 20146 - 20179
RFP 20-04 Hawaii Tourism Inbound Destination
Marketing Management Services in the
China Major Market Area
10/2/2019 $2,000,000.00 ITRAVLOCAL LIMITED 20006
RFP 20-05 Hawaii Tourism Inbound Destination
Marketing Management Services in the
Korea Major Market Area
10/2/2019 $1,400,000.00 AVIAREPS Marketing Garden
Holdings Ltd.
RFP 20-06 Hawaii Tourism Inbound Destination
Marketing Management Services in the
Southeast Asia Major Market Area
10/2/2019 $500,000.00 AVIAREPS SDN BHD dba
RFP 20-07 Hawaii Tourism Inbound Destination
Marketing Management Services in the
Taiwan Major Market Area
10/2/2019 $500,000.00 HAPPY TRAVELLER LLC dba
Brandstory Inc Pte Ltd
RFP 20-11 Videographer/Editor for Video Series 8/13/2019 $16,200.00 Marcus A Reimel 20003
RFP 20-12 Producer/Writer for Video Series 8/13/2019 $10,700.00 Mokihana Aki 20004
RFP 20-13 Public Relations, Communications, and
Outreach Services
11/15/2019 $120,000.00 Anthology Marketing Group, Inc. 20010
RFP 20-14 Hawai‘i's Visitor Industry Workforce
Needs Assessment
2/27/2020 $131,937.00 Anthology Marketing Group, Inc 20196
RFP 20-18

Coordination and Management of Executive Search for HTA CEO

6/22/2020 $27,500.00 Bishop & Company, Inc. 20209

FY2020 Sole Source Awards

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2019 Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai, Annual
Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race
9/26/2019 $20,000.00 Na Wahine O Ke Kai 20001
Molokai Hoe 2019 Annual Men's Outrigger Canoe Race from Molokai
to Oahu
10/11/2019 $20,000.00 Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Hawaii 20002
LA Clippers Youth Basketball
and Coaches Clinic Reimbursables
Community outreach program with student participants includes Youth Basketball and
Coaching Clinics
10/2/2019 $30,000.00 The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association 20005
Global MCI Groups Marketing
Management Services
Global MCI Sales and Marketing to bolster Hawaii's MCI business 12/20/2019 $7,150,000.00 Hawaii Visitors and
Convention Bureau
Surfing in the Hawaiian Islands - Lead up to the 2020
Tokyo Olympics
Promote the Hawaiian Islands’ ties to surfing in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Cancelled COVID-19 $100,000.00 Association of Surfing Professionals
LLC dba World Surf League
Sony Open in Hawaii Pro-Junior Challenge 2020 Support of youth golf in Hawaii 12/13/2019 $50,000.00 Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. 20183
Hooilina Scholarship Program Provide financial support for and encourage
Hawaii students to pursue executive management level careers in the hospitality, tourism, and/or culinary arts industries
3/12/2020 $408,000.00 University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, School of Travel Industry Management 20184
Hooilina Scholarship Program
West Oahu
Provide financial support for and encourage Hawaii students to pursue executive management level careers in the hospitality, tourism, and/or culinary arts industries 3/12/2020 $80,000.00 University of Hawaii at West Oahu 20185
UH Department
of Intercollegiate Athletics
Partnership - UH Men's
Volleyball v. Nittaidai University
Promote Hawaii through high-profile collegiate athletics events 2/12/2020 $50,000.00 University of Hawaii
Department of Intercollegiate
Financial Audit Mandatory requirement as HTA's finance statements are included in the State’s CAFR 12/19/2019 $105,000.00 Office of the Auditor,
State of Hawai‘i
Hula Bowl 2020 All-Star collegiate football game that provides opportunities for players with Hawaii ties to
showcase their skills to scouts from the National Football League
1/22/2020 $25,000.00 The Hula Bowl, LLC 20188
Statewide Training Series:
Proposal Writing &
Financial Management
Provide capacity-building educational workshops
to assist our community and non-profit organizations with building their skills in proposal writing and financial management
2/24/2020 $11,500.00 Hawaii Alliance of
Nonprofit Organizations
Hawaii AgTourism Initiative Development of the agritourism industry and the
building of skills for farmers and businesses
interested in pursuing activities in this area
3/16/2020 $93,868.00 University of Hawaii 20191
75th Commemoration of the Ending of WWII Support of the commemoration activities for the
75th anniversary of the ending of WWII
2/12/2020 $500,000.00 USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc. dba Battleship Missouri Memorial 20192
Campbell High School Marching Band Participation in the National
Independence Day Parade
JCHS was invited to represent the State of Hawaii and the Ewa Beach community at the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.
in July 2020
Cancelled COVID-19 $150,000.00 Students and Parents of JCHS Marching Band 20193
Davis Cup -
United States vs. Uzbekistan 2020
A high-profile nationally televised event, such as
the United States Davis Cup, to market the Hawaii islands as a prime location to host world-class events
2/20/2020 $200,000.00 United States Tennis Association
Incorporated dba USTA
He Aupuni Palapala:
Preserving and Digitizing the Hawaiian Language Newspapers
Making readily available these important documents for education, research, and preservation, it will provide the state with a completely unique and robust resource for Hawaiian language learners and workers to strengthen olelo Hawaii 5/12/2020 $500,000.00 Bishop Museum 20195
Merrie Monarch Festival 2020 Live internet broadcast serving Hawaii’s target markets, and there is a need to continue to perpetuate this festival and the culture therein through progressive multi-media platforms 3/3/2020 $100,000.00 The Merrie Monarch Festival dba
Merrie Monarch Festival
Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2020: Make a Lei Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2020 “Make a Lei” is a concert tradition that perpetuates the Hawaiian culture and offers residents and visitors authentic experiences 3/9/2020 $50,000.00 Kahuli Leo Lea 20199
LOTTE Championship 2020 The only professional ladies golf tournament on the leeward side of Oahu, Hawaii

Cancelled COVID-19

$250,000.00 141 Hawaii, LLC dba LOTTE Championship 20200
Iolani Palace Repairs Repairs of Iolani Palace's facade, the coronation stand and pergolas 6/9/2020 $260,000.00 The Friends of Iolani Palace 20201
King Kamehameha Celebration 2020 The 104th King Kamehameha Celebrations will take place on Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Hawaii Island Cancelled COVID-19 $90,000.00 Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement 20202
Kula Kamalii Equipment & Supplies 2020 Equipment and supplies for the only non-profit Hawaiian Language Immersion School Cancelled COVID-19 $165,175.00 Aha Punana Leo dba Aha Punana Leo, Inc. 20204
Online Pop-Up Makeke 2020 Marketplace to support and expand the reach of our local artists and small business owners during the COVID-19 crisis 4/13/2020 $100,000.00 Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement 20205
Lifeguard Support Program Supporty Maui County Lifeguard Program Cancelled COVID-19 $125,000.00 County of Maui 20206
Hawaii Foodbank Security COVID-19: Provide security support due to the increased break-ins and criminal activity on the property 4/2/2020 $16,000 Hawaii Foodbank, Inc. 20207
COVID-19 Diagnostic Mobile Application Tool Development services to build a visitor self-diagnostic mobile application tool 5/6/2020 $68,061.50 Tapiki, LLC 20208

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Community Programs

Initiatives that help Hawaii provide an experience that is unique and enriching, while valuing and perpetuating Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources and honoring its people and heritage.

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