STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2970
RE: H.B. No. 2055
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 2055, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to establish two full-time equivalent (2.00 FTE) construction procurement specialist positions to support the State Procurement Office.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Procurement Office.
Your Committee finds that the State Procurement Office lacks necessary construction procurement specialists to properly oversee construction procurement. Construction procurement is a unique type of procurement that has its own rules and must adhere to additional statutes on construction, design, licenses, and post-award construction requirements. Your Committee finds that the State Procurement Office is unable to appropriately oversee and manage construction procurement without access to qualified and knowledgeable construction subject matter experts. Accordingly, your Committee finds that the State Procurement Office would benefit from the hiring of two full-time construction procurement specialists.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2055, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair