[304A-1352] Procurement institute; established. There is established the procurement institute at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, to be under the direction of a director who shall be appointed by the dean of the school of law, with the approval of the board of regents. Subject to the availability of funds, faculty, and facilities, the institute shall offer such courses of study as may be deemed appropriate and authorized by the board of regents. The institute shall cooperate with other public and private entities and persons to promote and develop a professional acquisition workforce and to improve and enhance the State's contractor industrial base through education and training. The procurement institute may:

(1) Conduct and participate in procurement education and training for entry-level and higher-qualified state employees and others, including persons not employed by the State;

(2) Conduct and promote research, conferences, and studies to improve the procurement process, laws, policies, methods, rules, procedures, and forms relating to state and local government procurement;

(3) Report on and make recommendations regarding goals, guidelines, innovations, and evaluation of state and local government procurement initiatives; and

(4) Establish and maintain a procurement library within the State. [L 2006, c 75, pt of 2]



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