THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2022
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that during challenging economic times, it is necessary for the State to investigate and employ digital technology and other innovative ways of maintaining and improving state services and infrastructure, ensure input by stakeholders, and ensure the prudent and cost-effective expenditure of public moneys.
The legislature further finds that the state procurement office is responsible for reviewing the solicitation, award, and administration of contracts, advising government agencies on procurement issues, and providing procurement training to the State's decentralized procurement staff. The state procurement office administers statewide, multi-agency contracts that take advantage of the State's aggregated purchasing power to leverage better pricing and value for the State and the counties. In fiscal year 2018-2019, these contracts saved the State of Hawaii and its political subdivisions approximately $19,000,000 in goods and services, plus savings in personnel, purchasing, and subject matter expert hours.
The legislature additionally finds that government purchasing offices for several states operate using a self-funded model derived from a transaction fee ranging from one per cent to two-and-a-half per cent charged to all contracts in their respective procurement automation systems. Beginning in fiscal year 2022-2023, the Hawaii state procurement office would assess all vendors a transaction fee not to exceed two-and-a-half per cent on each order the vendor receives on the procurement automation systems. This transaction fee will be used to pay for the development, implementation, legacy transition, maintenance, system training, configuration, and management of procurement automation systems. To manage the systems, the state procurement office requests the addition of one position.
The special committee on State of Hawaii procurement, which has been reviewing state procurement policies and procedures, informally informed the state procurement office that additional oversight over complex procurement issues, such as construction procurement for the State, is necessary. To provide adequate guidance and oversight to state and county agencies, the state procurement office will require qualified procurement personnel and thus seeks the addition of four positions.
(1) Defining procurement automation system;
(2) Authorizing the administrator of the state procurement office to develop and administer procurement automation systems and to charge and collect a transaction fee from all vendors using the procurement automation systems to fund the development, implementation, and maintenance of the systems;
(3) Creating a procurement automation system special fund;
(4) Amending section 103D-1010, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to conform with the amendment made to section 103D-1001, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by Act 55, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021; and
(5) Adding one full-time equivalent (1 FTE) position to manage the procurement automation systems and another four full-time equivalent (4 FTE) positions to ensure oversight over state and county procurement and complex procurement issues.
SECTION 2. Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part II to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
procurement automation system special fund. (a)
There is established in the state treasury the state procurement
automation system special fund to be administered by the state procurement
office, into which shall be deposited:
(1) All revenues
from the operation of the state procurement automation systems, including transaction
fees collected from all vendors using the procurement automation systems;
(2) Interest earned
on money in the state procurement automation system special fund; and
made by the legislature to the fund.
(b) Moneys in the state procurement automation system special fund shall be used by the state procurement office for the development, implementation, management, and operation of the state procurement automation systems."
""Procurement automation system" means an eProcurement, accounting-oriented, multi-module, data-based system that integrates procurement activities from solicitation to contract management."
SECTION 4. Section 103D-206, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§103D-206 Additional duties of the administrator of the procurement office. In addition to the duties referred to in section 103D-205, the administrator shall:
(1) Perform periodic
review of the procurement practices and procedures of all governmental bodies,
in collaboration with the state procurement policy board, for compliance with
the procurement code;
(2) Assist, advise, and guide governmental bodies in matters relating to procurement;
(3) Determine corrective actions; provided that if a procurement officer under the jurisdiction of
the administrator of the state procurement office or a chief procurement
officer of any of the other state entities under section 103D-203, fails to
comply with any determination rendered by the administrator within thirty days
from the date of the issuance of the determination, or longer if permitted by
the administrator upon request by the procurement officer or a chief
procurement officer, the procurement officer or chief procurement officer shall
be subject to an administrative fine under section 103D-106, for every day of
(4) Develop and administer a statewide procurement orientation and training
(5) Develop, distribute,
and maintain a procurement manual for all state procurement officials; [
(6) Develop, distribute,
and maintain a procurement guide for vendors wishing to do business with the
State and its counties[
(7) Develop and
administer procurement automation systems; and
(8) Assess, charge,
and collect a transaction fee for the use of the procurement automation systems
to cover procurement automation system costs."
SECTION 5. Section 103D-1010, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending its title and subsection (a) to read as follows:
§103D-1010[ ]] Purchases from qualified community
rehabilitation programs. (a) Any governmental body, without advertising or
calling for bids, may purchase goods or services provided by qualified
community rehabilitation programs serving persons with disabilities that have
indicated an interest in supplying the goods or services and on an equitable
basis may apportion the business among the interested programs; provided that
the goods and services meet the specifications and needs of the purchasing
agency and are purchased at a fair market price as determined by the
appropriate public agency; and provided further that the programs [ comply
with the following: (1) Meet] meet
all of the requirements of a qualified community rehabilitation program under
section 103D-1001[ ; and (2) Maintain a
disabled to non-disabled employee ratio equal to or greater than three-to-one for
work hours of direct labor at all times on the work contracted]."
SECTION 6. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $350,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2022–2023 to fund five full-time equivalent (5 FTE) purchasing specialist positions, of which one full-time equivalent (1 FTE) position shall manage the procurement automation system within the state procurement office.
The sums appropriated shall be expended by the state procurement office for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 7. Statutory material to be repealed is
bracketed and stricken. New statutory
material is underscored.
SECTION 8. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2022.
Procurement; Automation System; Special Fund; Procurement Policy Board; Appropriation
Authorizes the State Procurement Administrator to develop and administer procurement automation systems and assess, charge, and collect a transaction fee from all vendors using the procurement automation systems; establish a procurement automation system special fund; and amends section 103D-1010, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to conform with the amendments made to section 103D-1001, HRS. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
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