THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

129

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 
   


SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF PRINTING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES UTILIZED, CONTRACTED, AND SUBCONTRACTED BY HAWAII STATE GOVERNMENT.

 

WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii and its affiliated agencies require large quantities of printing products and services; and

WHEREAS, printing products and services rendered to the State of Hawaii include printing, binding, and stationery work, and are performed in-house or are contracted to private companies, depending on the type of printing required by the State; and

WHEREAS, some state agencies, including the Department of Education, Department of Public Safety, and University of Hawaii, have their own print shops or printing presses that enable them to print and bind their own materials; and

WHEREAS, some state agencies without their own print shops contract with private printing companies in Hawaii or out-of-state for printing products and services; and

WHEREAS, some state agencies like the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and the Hawaii Tourism Authority contract with independent non-governmental advertising and marketing agencies which in turn subcontract with private companies that print large quantities of marketing material and collateral that promote Hawaii tourism, agriculture, and economic development; and

WHEREAS, some of these private sector advertising and marketing subcontractors of the state of Hawaii may utilize printing and binding vendors outside of Hawaii without going through the formal bid process required for other state print jobs under the procurement code; and

WHEREAS, according to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, in 1998, Hawaii’s printing industry employed approximately three thousand people and paid more than $115,000,000 in wages; and

WHEREAS, according to the Printed Industries of America, the printing industry contributes more than $255,000,000 annually to Hawaii’s economy while at the same time about $200,000,000 more is spent outside of Hawaii on printing jobs; and

WHEREAS, it is unclear as to the volume and dollar amount spent on printing services and products utilized, contracted, and subcontracted by state agencies; and

WHEREAS, it is also unclear as to how many state print jobs are performed in-house or contracted to private vendors in Hawaii or out-of-state, including jobs initiated by advertising and marketing sub-contractors; and

WHEREAS, state expenditures on printing are valuable in determining how state printing jobs affect Hawaii’s printing industry; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Auditor conduct a study of all in-house and contracted printing jobs, including contracts awarded by state agencies to private marketing and advertising firms that subcontract printing jobs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Auditor’s study include and identify the number of in-house and contracted state printing jobs and dollar volume amounts that were spent in Hawaii, out-of-state and out-of-country; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Auditor’s study include the number of employees, and the direct and indirect costs of labor, employee benefits, rent, equipment leasing, administrative, supplies and other cost associated with state in-house printing operations, including those in the Department of Public Safety, Department of Education, and the University of Hawaii; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Auditor is requested to submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2003; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Auditor.

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

State of Hawaii; Printing Services; Procurement; Audit