STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1594-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   S.B. No. 2501

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1




Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2501, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require public agencies to consider the past performance of contractors before awarding contracts.  Specifically, this measure, among other things:


     (1)  Requires public agencies to consider a contractor's previous work on similar state, federal, or private projects before awarding a contract;


     (2)  Requires each public agency that issues a request for proposals to evaluate a contractor's performance upon completion of a procurement contract and to maintain those evaluations in the public agency's files; and


     (3)  Appropriates funds to the State Procurement Office to implement this measure.


     The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii supported this measure.  The Department of Transportation, State Procurement Office, Department of Design and Construction of the City and County of Honolulu, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Subcontractors Association of Hawaii, and Building Industry Association of Hawaii provided comments.  

     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. 2501, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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