STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1477


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2011


RE:   S.B. No. 779

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 779, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to preserve creativity and competition in the construction contract procurement process by establishing and incorporating the design-build method as an alternative procurement method into the Hawaii Public Procurement Code, to be employed at the discretion of the procurement officer.


     The Department of Accounting and General Services; Department of Education; Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd.; Bills Engineering, Inc.; MOSS Engineering, Inc.; Kai Hawaii; SSFM International; Pacific Geotechnical Engineers, Inc.; Consulting Structural Hawaii, Inc.; Kennedy/Jenks Consultants; InSynergy Engineering Inc.; The Limtiaco Consulting Group; American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii; General Contractors Association of Hawaii; and a company supported this bill.  The State Procurement Office and Department of Transportation offered comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 779, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 779, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,