The Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division and Statewide Transportation Planning Office Triennial Goals and Methodology for 2015 – 2017

The Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division and Statewide Transportation Planning Office has posted its draft/proposed triennial goals and methodology for 2015 – 2017. Also posted are lists of HDOT’s Airports’ federal aid projects and information about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.  Comments on the proposed goals will be accepted by HDOT until December 20, 2014. […]

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October 10th Honolulu Labor & Employment Conference

Brian Mikel, the Area Director for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Geoff Johnson from HR Remedies will be two of the featured speakers at a Human Resource Management conference on October 10th at the Sheraton Waikiki conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii Chapter.  Johnson will present: Same Tiger – Different Tail: Strategies for […]

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Hawaii Procurement Policy Board Scheduled to Meet 9/29/14

The Hawaii Procurement Policy Board is scheduled to meet on September 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the state Controller’s Conference Room, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Kalanimoku Building.  The seven-member Procurement Policy Board adopts, amends, or repeals, administrative rules to carry out and effectuate the purpose and provisions of Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 103D governing the procurement, management, […]

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Organizational Conflicts of Interest

Organizational Conflicts of Interest What is an Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI)? Michael P. Matsumoto, P.E., FACEC, President/CEO SSFM International, Inc. and Cori Lau, Esq. of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, recently discussed state law definitions of OCIs and what they mean in the “real world” with government and private sector procurement and acquisitions professionals […]

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HB 2442: Debarring a prospective government contractor under certain circumstances

The 2014 Hawaii state legislature considered, but did not pass, a bill related to debarment: debarring a prospective government contractor under certain circumstances. The bill would have mandated debarment and also eliminated suspension, which is a first step in the debarment process. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/HB2442_HD2_.htm The bill received hearings in the House Judiciary and House Finance committees. Links […]

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Hawaii State Procurement Administrator Announced

Sarah Allen

On November 20, 2013, Governor Neil Abercrombie released the name of Hawaii’s new administrator of the State Procurement Office, Sarah Allen.  Currently a resident of Ewa Beach, Sarah previously held the position of senior manager for ASI Government Inc., in Arlington.  Sarah’s employment history also includes a position as Senior Acquisition Specialist at CACI and […]

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The Solution to Healthcare Woes

Professor Danielle Conway, founding member of the Hawaii Procurement Institute and internationally-recognized expert in government contracting, is featured in Honolulu Civil Beat’s Community Voices section with an article titled, “The Importance of Strong Government Oversight.” The Importance of Strong Government Oversight By Danielle M. Conway, 11/20/13 I wonder if President Obama and Governor Abercrombie would […]

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Former SPO Administrator “Effectively Stopped” State Contracts

From Civil Beat Gov. Abercrombie Picks Interim State Procurement Administrator Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday appointed Maria Zielinski as interim State Procurement Office administrator Monday after Aaron Fujioka unexpectedly retired last week. Right before Fujioka stepped down, he suspended the procurement delegation that he’d given state department heads. He sent an order out Oct. 31 that said any subsequent authority would be issued by […]

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Lawyer talks procurement ethics

By Gaynor Dumat-ol Daleno, Pacific Daily News | August 2, 2013   One local government agency accepted iPads from a bidder as part of a presentation for a proposal for a contract. Two board members from the same agency — the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority Guam — received gifts, which were later returned, […]

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