HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.C.R. NO.

210

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF A JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROCUREMENT WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE THE STATE PROCUREMENT CODE AND RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS.

 

 

 


     WHEREAS, the Hawaii Public Procurement Code and its accompanying administrative rules encompass a complex process for soliciting and awarding public contracts; and

 

     WHEREAS, many of the complexities of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code result in needless delays in the awarding of contracts that often result in the failure to provide needed services and facilities to Hawaii's residents in a timely manner; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Hawaii Public Procurement Code should be streamlined, where possible, to adapt to economic emergency situations, such as the current recession, that may require the speedy awarding of contracts financed by federal stimulus funds; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Hawaii Public Procurement Code should be a vehicle for providing an economic advantage to local agriculture producers, local manufacturers and suppliers, and the local workforce; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Hawaii Public Procurement Code is in need of review to find efficiencies and improve the overall effectiveness of the procurement process; now, therefore,

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2009, the Senate concurring, that the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives are requested to form a Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group to evaluate the Hawaii Public Procurement Code including Chapters 103D and 103F and recommend improvements; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group be composed of the following members:

 

     (1)  Four members of the House of Representatives, consisting of three members from the majority party and one member from the minority party, who are requested to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

 

     (2)  Four members of the Senate, consisting of three members from the majority party and one member from the minority party, who are requested to be appointed by the President of the Senate;

 

and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group select a chairperson from its membership; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group invite the following persons to attend as interested parties:

 

     (1)  The State Procurement Administrator, or the Administrator's designee;

 

     (2)  The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee;

 

     (3)  A representative of the Procurement Policy Board under section 103D-201, Hawaii Revised Statutes, who is requested to be selected by the Comptroller;

 

     (4)  Each county's chief procurement officer or designee;

 

     (5)  A representative of the Hawaii Procurement Institute;

 

     (6)  Professor Danielle Conway-Jones, of the William S. Richardson School of Law;

 

     (7)  Five procurement practitioners, selected by the Chairperson, including representatives from federal, state, and county procurement offices and procurement attorneys; and

 

     (8)  Representatives of BIA-Hawaii, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, the Subcontractors Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors and other additional interested trade unions;

 

and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Accounting and General Services is requested to provide necessary administrative professional, technical, and clerical support to the working group; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group are requested to serve without compensation and without reimbursement for expenses; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group is requested to report any findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2010; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the working group be dissolved on June 30, 2010; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the State Procurement Administrator, the Comptroller, the Chairperson of the Procurement Policy Board, the Dean and Professor Danielle Conway-Jones of the William S. Richardson School of Law, and the mayor of each county.

Report Title: 

Procurement; Joint Legislative Procurement Working Group