STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1004


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   H.B. No. 1322

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1322, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require the State Procurement Office, in conjunction with the Department of Education, University of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Accounting and General Services to conduct an analysis and review of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code, with a specific regard to the awarding of construction contracts.


     The University of Hawaii and General Contractors Association of Hawaii supported this measure.  The State Procurement Office, Department of Transportation, Department of Education, Department of Accounting and General Services, and American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Removing the requirement that the analysis and review of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code include a cost-benefit analysis; 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 H.B. No. 1322, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1322, H.D. 2.


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