Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   H.B. No. 526

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 526, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to amend the Hawaii Public Procurement Code to:


     (1)  Require a bidder's past performance on state contracts of similar scope to be considered for contract awards and responsibility determinations;


     (2)  Require a responsible bidder or offeror to be determined based upon the responsibility determination standards adopted by the Procurement Policy Board;


     (3)  Prohibit the evaluation of criteria not set forth in the request for proposals under the competitive sealed proposal process; and


     (4)  Appropriate funds for the development and implementation of guidance and related implementation training for several tools relating to a past performance guide and past performance database, to be expended by the State Procurement Office.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.  Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Design and Construction of the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services of the City and County of Honolulu, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, and Building Industry Association of Hawaii.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services and State Procurement Office.


     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. 526, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



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