STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2098
RE: S.B. No. 1213
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1213, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FILING FEE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide a funding mechanism to partially cover the costs of conducting bid challenge hearings under the Procurement Code by authorizing the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) to assess a non-refundable filing fee upon the party initiating the bid challenge for contracts with an estimated value of $500,000 or more.
The State Procurement Office supported this measure. The General Contractors Association of Hawaii opposed this measure. DCCA and the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services of the City and County of Honolulu submitted comments on this measure.
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. 1213, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair