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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, through its Department of Community Services, requests proposals from qualified, private nonprofit organizations to lease City properties to provide housing for special needs groups pursuant to Section 28-3.5, Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH). 

The properties are described below:

1. LOWELL PLACE GROUP HOME
Location: 1027 and 1029 Lowell Place (duplex),
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 TMK:  1-6-006:080

Improvements:Duplex containing 5,207 square feet land area and interior space of 3,760 square feet. 

Use: Group home for the elderly

2. FOSTER VILLAGE SITE

Location: 1322 Haloa Drive
TMK:  9-1-47:81

Improvements: A wood frame single family house
containing 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a study, and a two- car carport on a 6,180 s.f. lot. 

Use: Group home for special needs groups or very
low-income families with special needs.

3. KAKAAKO SITE (Residential Site for Persons Experienc- ing Homelessness)

Location: 565 Quinn Lane

TMK:  2-1-31:019  

Improvements: 3-story, concrete structure containing 48 studio apartment units totaling 31,242 square feet of interior space, including one manager’s unit and four office units.

Use: Transitional housing for persons experiencing homelessness with mental illness/substance abuse, special needs groups, or very low-income families.                             

Nonprofit organizations and community associations must meet the minimum qualifications for eligibility set forth herein: the nonprofit organization shall have:  (1) been determined to be an organization eligible for exemption from income tax under Section 501 of the federal Internal Revenue Code, (2) have at least three years of experience in operating a housing program for the proposed client group, and (3) not be in arrears in the payment of taxes, rents or other obligations owed to the City and County of Honolulu, and not be in arrears in the payment of any state or federal taxes.  Proposals submitted will be evaluated according to: (a) its meeting specified housing priorities of the City and County of Honolulu, (b) economic feasibility, (c) anticipated accomplishments, (d) project readiness, and (e) experience and financial capability of the applicant, including experience in administering housing projects that are subject to the regulations of the Community Development Block Grant Program and/or the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.  Preference will be given to those proposals that do not require City funds and continue programs located on City property without displacement of clientele.

Interested parties may obtain a request for proposals packet at no charge from the Department of Community Services, 715 South King Street, Suite 311, Honolulu,  Hawaii 96813. Proposals must be submitted by                                     2:00 p.m. on August 21, 2006Questions regarding the request for proposals may be referred to Mr. Stephen Karel at 523-4690 or Mr. Randy Wong at 523-4435.                           

BY:DEBORAH KIM MORIKAWA
Director


(SB03509811 7/18, 7/25/06)



NOTICE TO DEVELOPERS AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS
HCDCH Job No. 06-046-H90-S
(Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes)

The HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII (HCDCH) is requesting for proposals from qualified persons to serve as a development manager for the development of the following new 72-unit and 40-bed dormitory emergency,    transitional and affordable rental housing project at HCDCH’s former Uluwehi     Apartments project site:

KAHIKOLU OHANA HALE O WAIANAE PROJECT
WAIANAE, OAHU, HAWAII
TMK (1) 8-5-27: 71 & 73.

The objective of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to procure an experienced       development consultant to provide management and administrative services necessary to facilitate and complete the development of the project.

Copies of the RFP may be examined at HCDCH and parties may obtain a copy for a non-refundable amount of $10.00 which may be payable by cash or check.  HCDCH   offices are located at:

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII
677 Queen Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Completed proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., on August 4, 2006. Further information is available by calling Stan S. Fujimoto, Project Manager, at     587-0541, or Chris Sadayasu, Project Coordinator, at 587-0547.

_______________________________________
Stephanie Aveiro, Executive Director
Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii
(SB05523642 6/30, 7/6, 7/12, 7/18, 7/24/06)


NOTICE TO OFFERORS
(Section 304-4, HRS)

PROPOSAL FORMS for Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 06-127, Debit Card Laundry Services, will be     available from and received in the OFFICE OF         PROCUREMENT AND REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, 1400 LOWER CAMPUS ROAD, ROOM 15, HONOLULU, HAWAII 96822, (an unofficial copy of the RFP is available on the Internet at http:// www2.state.hi.us/bidapps/showbids.cfm) no later than 2:30 p.m., June 28, 2006.  Proposals received after the time and date fixed for submission will not be         considered.
Vendors located outside the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA, may request an official copy of the RFP to be sent via U.S. Postal Service by providing the vendor’s name, address, contact person and telephone number. If     express shipment is desired, requests must be submitted in writing with an account number, BILLABLE TO THE   RECEIVER, and an authorized signature.  Requests may be transmitted via facsimile, (808) 956-2093. Direct all questions to Suzanne Tanaka, (808) 956-8674.

David McClain
(SB05523250 6/6/06) President, University of Hawaii


PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAMS

The City and County of Honolulu, through its Department of Budget and Fiscal   Services (City), is requesting proposals from qualified private nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies of the City and County of Honolulu for funding from the City’s CDBG Program and its HOME Program for Fiscal Year 2008. Approximately $10.0   million in CDBG funds and $4.0 million in HOME funds may be available for the City to award to private nonprofit and City agencies.

Schedule:

The schedule to submit applications for fiscal year 2008 CDBG and HOME funding is as follows:

May 30, 2006 ........................ List of prequalification materials is published.
June 16, 2006 ....................... City to hold information/orientation meeting.
June 30, 2006 ....................... CDBG and HOME application forms to be available.
4:00 p.m., July 14, 2006 ....... Deadline for private nonprofits to submit prequalification materials to Purchasing Division, as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing.
Friday, July 28, 2006 ............. Deadline to ask for technical assistance about         application forms from City.
4:00 p.m., August 31, 2006 .. Deadline to submit CDBG/HOME application forms to Purchasing Division, as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing.
March 31, 2007 .................... Deadline for final project selection.

Informational meeting:

An information/orientation session about this RFP, prequalification materials,    application forms, and the CDBG and HOME programs will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, located immediately Diamond Head of Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Important deadlines:

  € Private nonprofit agencies must submit their prequalification materials to the       Division of Purchasing by 4:00 p.m., July 14, 2006; AND

  € All agencies must submit their CDBG/HOME proposals to the Division of Purchasing by 4:00 p.m., August 31, 2006, as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing.

The Division of Purchasing is located at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawaii. (http://www.honolulu.gov/pur)

To submit prequalification materials (required of private nonprofit agencies only):

  € Download or pick up the “Prequalification Documents Submission Checklist and Transmittal” from the Division of Purchasing in Honolulu Hale. The website to   download the checklist is http://www.honolulu.gov/pur.

  € Assemble five packets, each of which contains complete sets of the prequalification documents listed immediately below, in the order listed below. (The City will attach these five packets to the five copies of the CDBG or HOME proposals that the   Agencies will submit by the August 31st deadline.)

  € Each packet should consist of the documents listed below in legal-sized file folders numbered 1 through 5.

  € If submitting more than one application for funding, assemble five packets of     prequalification materials for each application. For example, if the private nonprofit agency plans to submit one CDBG proposal and one HOME proposal, then the   agency should submit a total of 10 sets of prequalification materials.

  € Fill out the “Prequalification Documents Submission Checklist and Transmittal.”
  € Transmit the packet(s) to the Division of Purchasing by 4:00 p.m., July 14, 2006, as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing.

Note: Only those private nonprofit agencies that meet the July 14, 2006, deadline for prequalification and receive a written notice of prequalification approval will be     considered for funding.

List of Prequalification Documents:

1. Fully executed and dated copy of Articles of Incorporation and all amendments thereto of nonprofit corporation.
2. Fully executed and dated copy of corporate Bylaws and all amendments thereto if not appended to the Articles of Incorporation.
3. Mission statement of nonprofit corporation if not clearly set forth in Articles of     Incorporation and Bylaws. If the mission statement is set forth in the Articles of   Incorporation/Bylaws, the location of the mission statement within the           organizational documents must be identified.
4. Current letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating that nonprofit corporation has a tax exemption ruling under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
5. A list of the board of directors, officers and principals of nonprofit corporation     including, but not limited to, the chief financial officer and chief program         administrator.
6. Resumes or statements of qualification for all program principals and key staff.
7. Corporate organizational chart.
8. Organization chart of programs or services for which CDBG/HOME funds are     anticipated to be requested.
9. Statement of nonprofit corporation that no more than one-third of the membership governing body is appointed by, or consists of, elected or other public officials or employees or officials of an ineligible entity.
10. A copy of a corporate resolution or unanimous written consent of board of directors stating who has signatory and binding powers with respect to any document,  agreement or contract in connection with any CDBG/HOME funding request.
11. Current certificate of good standing of nonprofit corporation from the State of   Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
12. State and Federal tax identification numbers for nonprofit corporation.
13. Current tax clearance certificate from the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Hawaii.
14. A certificate of compliance from the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and     Industrial Relations (“DLIR”).
15. Certified (as to be true and correct) copies of past three years audited financial statements of the nonprofit corporation if total (cumulative) federal funding       received by the nonprofit corporation exceeds or is anticipated to exceed $500,000.00 with any grant request for federal funding. If three years of audited financial statements cannot be provided, please explain in detail the reason.
16. Copies of financial statements and balance sheets of nonprofit corporation if total (cumulative) federal funding received and anticipated to be applied for by nonprofit corporation is below $500,000.00. Such financial statements must be signed and certified by the chief financial officer of the nonprofit corporation as true and   correct copies. Financial statements are only necessary if 3 years of audited   statements cannot be provided or are not applicable.
17. Evidence of ability to obtain appropriate insurance relating to anticipated CDBG/HOME funding. As an example, a letter from nonprofit’s insurance carrier stating they are prepared to issue a commitment for insurance covering the       anticipated project or service upon execution of a contract would be acceptable. If insurance is already in place, copies of current certificate(s) of insurance stating all policy limits, type of coverage and expiration dates must be provided.
18. A copy of all valid licenses required, if any, for work to be done using requested funding, if awarded.
19. A statement indicating resources including, but not limited to, hardware, software, office machines (copy, fax, scanner), office space, vehicles available to nonprofit corporation to perform its program/service/reporting responsibilities (including fiscal responsibilities) and pursuant to any CDBG/HOME reporting or draw down requirements. Nonprofit should also be able to submit all reporting requirements electronically.
20. Proof of designation as a Community-Based Development Organization (CBDO), if applicable.
21. Proof of designation as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), if applicable.

To submit a CDBG or HOME application:

  € The Request For Proposals (RFP) and the CDBG/HOME application forms will be made available on June 30, 2006.
  € Obtain the RFP and application forms on the Division of Purchasing website: http://www.honolulu.gov/pur.
  € You may also pick these forms up in person at the Division of Purchasing, Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  € Complete the CDBG and HOME application forms, including all required           attachments.
  € Return the completed form(s) to the Division of Purchasing by 4:00 p.m., August 31, 2006, as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing.

Description of CDBG Program:

Projects that are funded in the CDBG program must address the CDBG program’s primary objective, which is the “...development of viable urban communities, by     providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income.” CDBG projects should: (1) principally benefit low and moderate income families; (2) aid in the     prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or (3) meet other community           development needs having a particular urgency.

Eligible CDBG activities include:

  € Acquisition of real property.
  € Disposition of real property.
  € Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of public     facilities. .
  € Clearance, demolition and removal of buildings and improvements
  € Provision of public services provided it is a new service or a quantifiable increase in a service now being provided and does not exceed 15% of the City’s entitlement.
  € Relocation payments.
  € Rehabilitation of privately owned buildings and low-income public housing.
  € Removal of material and architectural barriers restricting mobility of elderly and handicapped persons.
  € Planning activities.
  € Historic preservation.
  € Economic development.
  € Payment of reasonable administrative costs and carrying charges related to the planning and execution of community development activities.

Activities that are ineligible for CDBG funding include, but are not limited to, the   following:

  € Buildings for the general conduct of government.
  € General government expenses.
  € Political activities.
  € Purchase of equipment unless as part of an economic development activity or when necessary for use by a recipient or subrecipient in the administration of activities assisted with CDBG funds.
  € Operating and maintenance expenses.
  € New housing construction unless carried out by a Community Based Development Organization (CBDO).
  € Income payments for housing or any other funds.
  € Religious activities.

The City may provide CDBG funds to a Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) that is qualified to carry out certain CBDO activities such as neighborhood   revitalization, community economic development, energy conservation, or new housing construction projects. Applicants need not be CBDOs to apply for CDBG funding from the City; however, only applicants that are already certified as CBDOs by the City will be granted CDBG funds to carry out CBDO activities. For details regarding CBDO       certification, call 523-4102.

Description of HOME program:

The HOME program is generally intended to:

  € Expand the supply of decent and affordable housing, particularly rental housing, for low and very low income Americans.
  € Strengthen the abilities of State and local governments to design and implement strategies for achieving adequate supplies of decent, affordable housing.
  € Provide both financial and technical assistance to participating jurisdictions,      including the development of model programs for affordable low-income housing.
  € Extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, in the production and     operation of affordable housing.

In general, HOME funds may be used to pay the following eligible costs:

  € Development hard costs defined as the actual cost of constructing or rehabilitating housing.
  € Acquisition costs.
  € Related soft costs defined as other reasonable and necessary costs incurred and   associated with the financing, or development (or both) of new construction,      rehabilitation or acquisition of housing assisted with HOME funds.
  € Relocation costs.
  € Costs related to tenant-based rental assistance.

Activities that cannot be funded with HOME funds include, but are not limited to, the following:

  € Provide a project reserve account for replacements, a project reserve account for   unanticipated increases in operating costs, or operating subsidies.
  € Provide tenant-based rental assistance for the special purpose of the existing     Section 8 program or preventing displacement for projects assisted with rental     rehabilitation grants.
  € Provide non-federal matching contributions required under any other Federal     program.
  € Provide assistance authorized under Part 965 (PHA-Owned or Leased Projects - Maintenance and Operation).
  € Carry out activities authorized under Part 968 (Public Housing Modernization).
  € Provide assistance to eligible low income housing under Part 248 (Prepayment of Low Income Housing Mortgages).
  € Provide assistance (other than tenant-based rental assistance or assistance to a first-time homebuyer to acquire housing previously assisted with HOME funds) to a project previously assisted with HOME funds during the period of affordability     established by the City. However, additional HOME funds may be committed to a project up to one year after project completion, but the amount of HOME funds in the project may not exceed the maximum per unit subsidy amount.
  € Pay impact fees.

The City will set aside fifteen percent (15%) of its annual HOME allocation from HUD for use by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO). Organizations need not be CHDOs to apply for HOME funds; however, only organizations that have been previously certified as CHDOs by the City will be eligible for CHDO set-aside   funding. For details regarding CHDO certification, call 523-4102.

Questions may be directed to Eric Stoetzer at 527-5676.

Holly Kawano, Federal Grants Coordinator Mary Patricia Waterhouse, Director
Department of Budget and Fiscal Services Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
530 South King Street, Room 208 By order of MUFI HANNEMANN, MAYOR
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 City and County of Honolulu
(SB05523166 5/30/06)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The State Auditor, State of Hawaii, is requesting the services of certified public accountants to conduct a     financial audit of the Department of Human Resources Development, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.  The audit is to be performed in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Specifications and Instructions for Submissions of Proposals (RFP No. 06-03) for the audit may be obtained at the Office of the Auditor, 465 South King Street, Room 500, Honolulu, Hawaii, or by calling 587-0800, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on normal business days. The deadline for submission of proposals to conduct the     financial audit is 12:00 noon, June 14, 2006.

This Request for Proposals may be canceled and any and all proposals may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interest of the State.

Marion M. Higa
State Auditor
(SB05523073 5/24, 5/25/06) State of Hawaii



DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

The Department of Human Services (DHS), Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD) requests information and recommendations from the general public, private sector, and community based organizations, as well as religious organizations, in keeping with Sec. 104, Public Law 104-193.
The Department is seeking to enter into a contract to provide legal assistance to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) possessing poor traffic       abstracts which can serve as an obstacle to         employment and attaining self-sufficiency. The       department is seeking recommendations from the public on the services needed in the community to   fulfill this need.
An Informational Meeting will be held on June 1, 2006, from 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m. at:

Department of Human Services
Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division
Employment and Child Care Program Office
820 Mililani Street, Suite 606, Conference Room 1, 
Honolulu, HI 96813

Information and recommendations may be       submitted in writing to the Department at the address listed above by June 1, 2006.
The Department may engage in further informal   discussions to gather additional information and   recommendations.
The Department reserves the right to incorporate in a solicitation, if issued, for such a contract, any       information and recommendations presented and/or submitted in response to this request for information.  Neither the Department nor any respondent to the   request for information bears any obligation under this request for information.  For further information please call Kenneth Nakagawa, Program Specialist, at     586-7060.
Lillian B. Koller, Esq.,
(SB05522954 5/21/06) Director



NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
TO PROVIDE AN
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING PROGRAM
(Solicitation No. RFP No. 07-01)

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), State of Hawaii, seeks proposals from qualified parties to propose, develop, and/or implement an intellectual property licensing program by utilizing the various trademarks, logos, artwork, words, images, tag lines, and other intellectual property created, used, owned, or registered by it on behalf of the State of Hawaii.
A copy of the RFP can be downloaded by accessing         the HTA website at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org.  Copies are also available at the address listed below, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for State holidays.
Prospective offerors are invited to attend pre-submittal     conferences on June 5, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii, or on June 19, 2006 in New York, New York, at the various times and specific   locations stated in the RFP. All proposals shall be received by HTA no later than 4:30 p.m., Hawaiian Standard Time, on July 11, 2006. Proposals transmitted by facsimile, through the       internet, or electronically shall be rejected. The address to pick up a copy of the RFP and to submit proposals is as follows:

Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaii Convention Center, First Level
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

HTA reserves the right to amend this RFP by an addendum, including the schedule provided in the RFP, or to reject any and all proposals when HTA deems it is in the best interest of the State of Hawaii.
For more information, contact Mr. Frank Haas, Director of Tourism Programs, at (808) 973-2271 or by email at fhaas@    hawaiitourismauthority.org. (SB05522946 5/17/06)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The State Auditor, State of Hawaii, is requesting the   services of certified public accountants to conduct a     financial audit of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. The audit is to be performed in accordance with generally accepted   government auditing standards. Specifications and     Instructions for Submissions of Proposals (RFP No.    06-02) for the audit may be obtained at the Office of the Auditor, 465 South King Street, Room 500, Honolulu,  Hawaii, or by calling 587-0800, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on normal business days. The deadline for submission of proposals to conduct the     financial audit is 12:00 noon, June 14, 2006.

This Request for Proposals may be canceled and any and all proposals may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interest of the State.

Marion M. Higa
State Auditor
(SB05522913 5/ 5/15/06) State of Hawaii


NOTICE TO OFFERORS
(Section 304-4, HRS)

PROPOSAL FORMS for Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 06-117, eCommerce Services, will be available from and received in the OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, 1400 LOWER CAMPUS ROAD, ROOM 15, HONOLULU, HAWAII 96822, (an unofficial copy of the RFP is available at http://www2.state.hi.us/bidapps/showbids.cfm) no later than 2:30 p.m., May 24, 2006. Proposals received after the time and date fixed for submission will not be     considered.
Offerors located outside the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA, may request an official copy of the RFP to be sent via U.S. Postal Service by providing the Offeror’s name, address, contact person and telephone number. If     express shipment is desired, requests must be submitted in writing with an account number, BILLABLE TO THE   RECEIVER, and an authorized signature. Requests may be transmitted via facsimile, (808) 956-2093. Direct all questions to Gwen Won, (808) 956-8687.

David McClain
President, University of Hawaii
(SB05522670 5/3/06)


PUBLIC NOTICE TO OFFERORS

NOTICE is hereby given that COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSALS for “INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY         ADMINISTRATION SERVICES/INVESTMENT PRODUCT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII DEFERRED COMPENSATION     RETIREMENT PLAN FOR PART-TIME, TEMPORARY, AND SEASONAL/CASUAL EMPLOYEES”, RFP No. DCP-FY-06-1, is being solicited. Proposals shall be sent to the     Chairperson of the Board of Trustees (“Board”) of the State of Hawaii’s Deferred Compensation Plan,        Department of Human Resources Development, 235 S. Beretania Street, 14th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 by 12:00 p.m. noon (HST), June 5, 2006. The proposals shall not be opened publicly, but shall be opened in the presence of persons designated by the Chairperson. The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be obtained at no cost, beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon (HST), May 1, 2006, from the above address or can be mailed by calling (808) 587-1070. Prospective bidders who are interested in having the RFP mailed to them shall provide their   Federal Express Account Number or its equivalent. The deadline for submission of written questions or requests to amend the RFP is 2:00 p.m. (HST), May 15, 2006. A written Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal must be   received in the above office by 2:00 p.m. (HST), May 30, 2006 in order for a proposal to be considered. Questions and the Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal may be faxed to (808) 587-1128. The Board reserves the right to cancel this RFP, or reject any and all proposals, in whole or in part, when it is in the best interest of the State. The State of Hawaii and the Board assume no financial     responsibility/liability whatsoever for the preparation of any responses to this RFP. You may also visit our     website at: http://www.hawaii.gov/hrd  to obtain more information on this RFP.

MARIE C. LADERTA, Chairperson
Board of Trustees
State of Hawaii
Deferred Compensation Plan (SB05522651 5/1/06)


NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
DESIGN & BUILD IMPROVEMENTS TO
OPEN CHANNEL AND BOX DRAIN CULVERT
KAKAAKO MAKAI AREA
HONOLULU, HAWAII

The State of Hawaii, Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) invites proposals from interested     parties to design and construct repairs to the open   channel and portions of the box drain culvert located in the Kakaako Makai Area.

The project consists of planning, designing and     constructing certain repairs necessary to portions of   the drain system for dedication to the City and County   of Honolulu. A copy of the RFP can be down-        loaded by accessing the State Procurement Office website page at: www.spo.hawaii.gov  or at the HCDA website   at: www.hcdaweb.org .  Copies are also available at the   address listed below, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for State   holidays.

Prospective offerors are invited to attend a pre-    proposal meeting and immediately thereafter, a site   inspection on April 28, 2006, regarding this solicitation.  All proposals must be received by HCDA on or before 4:00 p.m. HST, on May 17, 2006.  Proposals should be mailed or hand delivered to:

Mr. Daniel Dinell, Executive Director
Hawaii Community Development Authority
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1001
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

HCDA reserves the right to amend this RFP by written addenda, to amend the schedule provided herein, or to reject any and all proposals where HCDA deems it is in the best interest of the State of Hawaii.

For more information, contact Mr. Stephen Miyamoto, at (808) 587-8168, or by e-mail at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
(SB05522372 4/17, 4/24/06)


NOTICE TO OFFERORS

PROPOSAL FORMS for Request for Proposals (RFP) No. PRCRP-001, to provide Program Management Support for the Pacific Rim Corrosion Program, will be available from and received in the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1680 East West Rd., POST 207H, Honolulu, HI 96822, no later than 4:00 p.m. (HST), May 12, 2006. Proposals received after the time and date fixed for   submission will not be considered.

Offerors located outside the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA, may request an official copy of the RFP to be sent via U.S. Postal Service by providing the offeror’s name,    address, contact person and telephone number. If     express shipment is desired, requests must be submitted in writing with an account number, BILLABLE TO THE   RECEIVER, and an authorized signature. Requests may be transmitted via facsimile, (808) 956-9705. Direct all   requests as follows:

Technical requests to Ryan Sugamoto, telephone: (808) 956-6715 or via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Proposal questions to Danielle Wong, telephone: (808)  956-7266 or via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Michael Hamnett
Executive Director
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
(SB05522598 4/28/06)


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division (VRSBD)

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS
FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division is requesting for the following service:

1. Psychological Assessment Services: Including cognitive and personality assessment of individuals with disabilities, which may include neuropsychological assessments.

Applicants must be licensed psychologists in the State of Hawaii. Multiple contracts will be awarded under this request for proposal. The orientation for this Request for     Proposal (RFP) will be held on Monday, May 1, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 600 Kapiolani Boulevard, Room 301. All interested parties are invited to attend.

For more information about this RFP, the orientation or the need for special           accommodations, call Gwen Kagihara at (808) 586-4828.

RFPs may be downloaded from www.hawaii.gov/spo2/health/rfps103f  or obtained   between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except State holidays, from:

Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind
Oahu Branch Office
600 Kapiolani Blvd., Room 301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

The RFPs will be available beginning Tuesday, April 25, 2006. The RFPs will be mailed upon request by calling Karen Kutaka at (808) 586-5167.

Lillian B. Koller, Esq., Director
Department of Human Services (SB05522570 4/25/06)


NOTICE TO DEVELOPERS
(Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes)

The HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT     CORPORATION OF HAWAII (HCDCH) is requesting for   proposals from interested persons for the development of an unimproved, vacant site at its Wahiawa Mixed Use Project:
ON IHOIHO PLACE
ADJACENT TO THE LA’IOLA ELDERLY HOUSING PROJECT
WAHIAWA, OAHU, HAWAII
TMK (1) 7-4-022: POR. 045
Approximately 10,000 square feet

The objectives of this Request for Proposals (RFP) are to produce two affordable leasehold for-sale single-family dwelling units on the vacant area, and to subdivide the adjacent La’iola Elderly Housing Project from the balance of the property.

Copies of the RFP may be examined at HCDCH and   parties may obtain a copy for a non-refundable amount of $100.00 which must be paid by cashier’s or certified check only.  HCDCH offices are located at:

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION OF HAWAII
677 Queen Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

An informational meeting on the RFP will be held in the HCDCH Boardroom at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2006.

Completed proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., on June 30, 2006. Further information is available by calling Stan S. Fujimoto, Project Manager, at 587-0541, or Chris Sadayasu, Project Coordinator, at 587-0547.

Stephanie Aveiro, Executive Director
Housing and Community Development
    Corporation of Hawaii
(SB05522482 4/24, 4/28, 5/2, 5/9, 5/17/06)



NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
TO PROVIDE
HAWAIIAN CULTURAL ASSESSMENTS OF
TOURISM MARKETING MATERIALS
(Solicitation No. RFP No. 06-05)

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), State of Hawaii, seeks proposals from qualified parties to propose, develop, and implement a process and guidelines for Hawaiian cultural     assessments of tourism marketing materials utilized by the HTA and its various marketing contractors to promote Hawaii as a visitor destination on a world-wide basis. The scope of work includes, among other requirements, the conduct of Hawaiian cultural assessments, which HTA may use to evaluate whether its tourism marketing material is appropriate in terms of being sensitive and respectful to the Native Hawaiian culture and community, and consistent with the correct or proper usage and interpretation of the Hawaiian culture and language.

A copy of the RFP can be downloaded by accessing the HTA website at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org.  Copies are also available at the address listed below, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for State   holidays.

Prospective offerors are invited to attend a pre-submittal conference on May 1, 2006 at the time and location stated in the RFP. All proposals must be received by HTA no later than 4:30 p.m., HST, on May 22, 2006. Proposals electronically       transmitted by facsimile or through the internet shall be       rejected.  The address to pick up a copy of the RFP and to   submit proposals is as follows:

Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaii Convention Center, First Level
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

HTA reserves the right to amend this RFP or to reject any and all proposals when HTA deems it is in the best interest of the State of Hawaii.

For more information, contact Mr. Frank Haas, Director of Tourism Programs, at (808) 973-2271 or by email at     .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
(SB05522514 4/23/06)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE
(Chapter 103D, HRS)

2006 HAWAII HOUSING POLICY STUDY UPDATE
(RFP-PEO-01-06)

The Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii (”HCDCH”), State of Hawaii, in conjunction with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (“DHHL”), Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”), City and County of Honolulu and the housing agencies of the Counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui (“County housing agencies”), requests     proposals from qualified Offerors to conduct a 2006 Hawaii Housing Policy Study     update.  The study entails updating the 2003 Hawaii Housing Policy Study and consists of four major phases:  (1) conduct a survey of housing demand in the short-run and long-run and provide measures of the demographic and economic characteristics of   Hawaii’s households; (2) update housing inventory tables; (3) revise housing supply/demand models; and (4) provide historic and current information on rental housing statewide.

Copies of the Request for Proposals may be obtained from the HCDCH, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for a non-refundable fee of Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($50.00), payable with cashier’s or certified check.

Prospective Offerors are invited to attend an informational meeting to be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the HCDCH Boardroom regarding this solicitation.

Proposals to provide the requested services will be received at the HCDCH until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. The official time shall be that which is recorded on the time stamp clock of the HCDCH for hand-delivered proposals. All mail-ins       postmarked USPS after 12:00 midnight, May 17, 2006, will not be accepted for review and will be returned.  Hand deliveries will not be accepted after 2:00 p.m., May 17, 2006.  Deliveries by private mail services such as FedEx shall be considered hand   deliveries and will not be accepted if received after 2:00 p.m., May 17, 2006.

The HCDCH reserves the right to cancel the request for proposals and reject any and all proposals when it is in the best interest of the State.

Any inquiries may be directed to Janice Takahashi, Chief Planner, at (808) 587-0639.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  CORPORATION OF HAWAII

Stephanie Aveiro
Executive Director
(SB05522326 4/17/06)


NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
DESIGN & BUILD IMPROVEMENTS TO
OPEN CHANNEL AND BOX DRAIN CULVERT
KAKAAKO MAKAI AREA
HONOLULU, HAWAII

The State of Hawaii, Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) invites proposals from interested     parties to design and construct repairs to the open   channel and portions of the box drain culvert located in the Kakaako Makai Area.

The project consists of planning, designing and     constructing certain repairs necessary to portions of   the drain system for dedication to the City and County   of Honolulu. A copy of the RFP can be down-        loaded by accessing the State Procurement Office website page at: www.spo.hawaii.gov  or at the HCDA website   at: www.hcdaweb.org .  Copies are also available at the   address listed below, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for State   holidays.

Prospective offerors are invited to attend a pre-    proposal meeting and immediately thereafter, a site   inspection on April 28, 2006, regarding this solicitation.  All proposals must be received by HCDA on or before 4:00 p.m. HST, on May 17, 2006.  Proposals should be mailed or hand delivered to:

Mr. Daniel Dinell, Executive Director
Hawaii Community Development Authority
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1001
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

HCDA reserves the right to amend this RFP by written addenda, to amend the schedule provided herein, or to reject any and all proposals where HCDA deems it is in the best interest of the State of Hawaii.

For more information, contact Mr. Stephen Miyamoto, at (808) 587-8168, or by e-mail at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
(SB05522372 4/17, 4/24/06)


STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE OF DEADLINE EXTENSION

The deadline for applications has been extended from 31 March To 30 April 2006.
A major objective of the Fisheries Disaster Relief   Program (FDRP) is to provide economic assistance to fishermen and fishing communities affected by Federal closures or Federally imposed fishing restrictions. The   affected fisheries include Hawaii-based pelagic fisheries, bottomfish fisheries, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands   lobster fisheries, and precious coral fisheries managed by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management   Council.
Any individual or organization in Hawaii who desires to apply for FDRP funds is requested to submit a project proposal application to the FDRP Coordinator for     consideration that must be postmarked or received by 30 April 2006. Applications may also be submitted via email.  Application forms can be downloaded from the DLNR website or obtained from the FDRP Coordinator in hard-copy or CD discs.
Please submit Proposals to the FDRP Coordinator at 1039 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819; via email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or via facsimile:  (808) 832-5018.
Application forms can be obtained on the DLNR   website at www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dar/ or the FDRP Office, telephone: (808) 832-5017.

PETER T. YOUNG, Chairperson
Board of Land and Natural Resources

DLNR reserves the right to cancel this request and reject any and all proposals when it is in the best interest of DLNR, consistent with the intent for which the funds were appropriated. (SB05522200 4/9/06)


UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

FISHERIES DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The U.S. 108th Congress approved the Hawaii Fisheries Disaster Appropriation, 2003 (PL 108-7), which provided $5 million to the State of Hawaii for economic     assistance to fisheries affected by Federal closures or fishing restrictions. The State of Hawaii   submitted a grant application and received federal approval for the funds.
A major objective of the Fisheries Disaster Relief Program (FDRP) is to improve the productivity and management of fisheries affected by changes in Federal fisheries management regulations through involvement of affected fishers in cooperative       research and development projects. The affected fisheries include Hawaii-based       pelagic fisheries, bottomfish fisheries, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands lobster fisheries, and precious coral fisheries managed by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery       Management Council. The FDRP is soliciting proposals for cooperative research and fishery development projects. The general areas of work that will be considered include, but are not be limited to, the following:

1. Development of sustainable methods for improving fish harvest, fishery     products, markets for fishery products, employment, or profitability in the   fishing industry.
2. Outreach and education to the fishing community, consumers, and other       stakeholders to ensure that they are fully and accurately informed of fisheries   management issues and successes in Hawaii, and how these issues and     successes relate to ecologically sustainable, economically viable fisheries and fishery management throughout the Pacific Basin.
3. Development of modifications to fishing methods to reduce or mitigate takes and mortalities of protected species. The emphasis would be on cooperation of industry, scientists and NGOs to develop new or improved gear or operations to reduce incidental takes of protected species.
4. Research and collection of data to update or improve assessment of fisheries stocks in support of managing for sustainability. Surveys, tagging, collection of biological samples for life history and genetic analysis are examples of how fisher’s knowledge of access to the resources can be used to improve fisheries management information.
5. Research on social and economic aspects of fishing operations and fishing       communities to improve impact analysis and develop management alternatives.
6. Investigate connectivity between fish population in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and Johnston Island and   whether fisheries and fishery closures in one area have an effect on fish stocks in the other areas either through the displacement of fishing effort or though change in recruitment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested specialists should submit a letter of intent to prepare a proposal by   30 April 2006.  The letter should be no more than five pages long, should contain a brief description of the work to be proposed and an estimate of its approximate cost.
The FDRP Technical Working Group will review the letters of intent for relevance to FDRP goals and priorities.  Certain research projects will be selected and the authors will be invited to prepare full proposals.
Research proposals will be sent out for peer review.
The FDRP TWG will review the research proposals and peer review comments, and to make funding recommendations to the FRDP Executive Steering Committee.
Please submit Letters of Intent to Mr. Earl Miyamoto the FDRP Coordinator       at 1039 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819; via email:    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or via facsimile:  (808) 832-5018.

Fisheries Disaster Relief Program
(SB05522198 4/9/06) Dr. John Sibert, JIMAR


Request for Architectural/Engineering
Services

The Hospice of Hilo requests Letters of Interest from qualified Architectural Firms for a new 12-bed inpatient hospice facility, ancillary office space and all associated site work; to be built in Hilo. Please send a letter of interest prior to April 10, 2006 to: Brenda Ho,  Hospice of Hilo; 1011 Waianuenue Ave; Hilo, HI. 96720. The owner requests no phone calls at this time. RFP packages will be mailed to interested firms April 10, 2006, with required       information, due to be returned prior to May 1, 2006. (SB05522073 3/29/06)



O`ahu Agricultural Development
Grant Program

O`ahu Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council
is seeking Pre-Applications for projects from agricultural producers (individuals or groups) to expand their agricultural-related business on the Island of O`ahu. There is up to $110,000 available to fund projects that:

  € positively impact the O`ahu economy by creating more and better jobs or businesses
  € are sustainable after using these funds, and
  € positively impact the surrounding community

Grants are anticipated to be between $5,000 and $80,000. Likelihood of business success is a critical component. Successful applicants will receive funding for expenses associated with projects related to:
a. Expanding production and/or expanding     processing and/or sales.
b. Expanding marketable agricultural products and services

Applicants must submit a brief 2 page pre-        application. A full proposal will be requested only from the strongest pre-applications that best     address the above criteria. This is an up-to 80% Cost-Share program.

Pre-Applications must be received at O`ahu RC&D office by 3:00 pm, Monday, April 24th 2006.

A copy of the pre-application criteria and     template is available from the:

O`ahu RC&D Council, Inc.
Telephone 483 8600 ext. 113
Or at http://www.pacrimrcd.org/Page.asp?NavID=303
(SB05521967 3/26/06)






Request for Proposals and Informational Meeting
Continuum of Care Programs

Request for Proposals

The Department of Community Services, Community-Based       Development Division, requests proposals from qualified nonprofit   agencies providing shelter and supportive services to persons         experiencing homelessness. Proposals received will be evaluated and prioritized for inclusion into the City’s application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Continuum of Care programs. 

Project proposals submitted by qualified organizations will be ranked based on the experience and capacity of the proposing         organization, the degree to which the funding request is consistent with HUD’s desire to use Continuum of Care (CoC) funds for housing-related activities, the degree to which CoC funds will be leveraged with other   resources, anticipated accomplishments in relation to CoC priorities, the prospects for the long term operation of the proposed project, the     participation of the proposer in the local Continuum of Care process, and the ability of the proposing organization to implement its proposed   project in a timely manner. Special consideration will be given to     projects that provide permanent housing and serve the chronically   homeless.

Interested agencies may request a Request for Proposals in     electronic format via e-mail by sending an e-mail request to Stephanie On at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  A printed copy of the Request for Proposals packet will be made available upon request from the Department of Community Services, 715 South King Street, Suite 311, Honolulu,    Hawaii, 96813; please call 527-5314.  Proposals must be submitted and time-stamped by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2006 to the     Department of Community Services at the above address. 

Informational Meeting

The Department of Community Services will have an informational meeting to brief the community on the CoC Programs and to receive   input from the community. The informational meeting is open to all members of the community. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 200 N. Vineyard Boulevard, 2nd floor, Conference Room 1, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. Persons needing special accommodations or assistance should contact the Department of   Community Services within 72 hours of the informational meeting at 527-5092.

Questions regarding the CoC Programs may be directed to Keith   Ishida at 527-5092 or Stephanie On at 527-5314.

MUFI HANNEMANN, MAYOR
City and County of Honolulu

Deborah Kim Morikawa, Director
(SB05522020 3/24/06) Department of Community Services


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
(Chapter 103D, HRS)
(Docket No. 06-CA-BID-4)

The Department of Health is soliciting applications for services to design, build, and populate an integrated air emissions inventory database management system for the Clean Air Branch.

Desired design features of the system include built-in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission calculators and models; adequate/flexible data storage and   recall; a built-in Geographical Interface System; electronic capability to import source data; emission reporting to the U.S. EPA; integrated air dispersion models and       meteorological data processors; existing/planned network and database compatibility; and report generation capability.

Population requirements include the import of the existing stationary point source data and the collection and input of activity data to calculate emissions for area, fire, dust, mobile, and biogenic/geogenic sources.

Interested parties should obtain the complete Request For Proposal handout, including the Scope of Services, selection criteria, and contract terms from Ms. Marianne Rossio, Clean Air Branch, Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 203,    Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, telephone number (808) 586-4200.  Completed proposal packages must be received by the Clean Air Branch no later than 4:00 PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on Monday, May 8, 2006.  Proposals may be delivered by hand or sent by mail.  Applications received after the specified deadline or submitted by FAX will not be accepted.

The projected duration of the contract is approximately twelve (12) months, with a twelve (12) month maintenance/technical assistance period following the final product delivery.  It will also allow extension for up to an additional twenty-four (24) months without re-solicitation, if mutually agreed upon in writing prior to contract expiration.  This proposal is subject to available funding and the approval of various State agencies.

Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
(SB05521844 3/17/06) Director of Health


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals for Export Readiness Training (ERT) services to be provided within the state of Hawaii. The   object of the Export Readiness Training program is to prepare U.S. food and agricultural companies to enter the international market place. Export Readiness Training services includes instruction, counseling, and activity management. It is WUSATA’s intent to award a 1 year contract with one additional one-year renewal option.

WUSATA expects to enter into a contract for instruction, counseling and activity management designed to accomplish the following WUSATA   objectives:

  I. Target and recruit disadvantaged, minority owned and new to     export agricultural producers/manufacturers within the state of   Hawaii to participate in Export Readiness Training (ERT) sessions;
  II. Prepare all accepted agri-businesses in the ERT sessions to   complete an export activity (e.g., a trade show, a trade mission, etc.) to a selected emerging market; and
III. Provide management of the sessions and all required reporting to WUSATA within the guidelines of the ERT project.

The Export Readiness Training budget will not exceed $125,000, which includes contracted project costs and expenditures. Budget management and expenditure approval will remain with WUSATA’s project manager for this activity.

The ERT program will dovetail with WUSATA’s overall mission,        coordinate with other programs administered by WUSATA and be     executed jointly between WUSATA Outreach and Communications     Coordinator, Hawaii Department of Agriculture and contracted firm staff. WUSATA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested parties may obtain an application packet by contacting     WUSATA at 360-693-3373 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Questions regarding this Request for Proposal should be directed to Andy Anderson,        Executive Director, at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Proposals are due in the WUSATA office, 4601 NE 77th Avenue, Suite 200, Vancouver, WA 98662 by 2:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2006.
(SB05521802 3/15, 3/19/06)



LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR DESIGN-BUILD
        PROPOSALS      

The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) is requesting proposals from design-build firms for the design and       construction of the Native Hawaiian &        Integrated Practices Training Center Project of approximately 3,100 square feet. The new   facility will be used as a medical office and training facility for traditional Hawaiian healing and integrated practices. This Design-Build RFP is issued under the provisions of the   Department of Housing and Urban         Development, United States of America and its Administrative Rules and Regulations and the State of Hawaii and its Administrative Rules and Regulations. All elements specified in the RFP under the “Scope of Services” must meet the requirements of the cited     authorities.

Design-Build Proposals must be received by WCCHC no later than 4:30 p.m., Hawaii time, April 17, 2006. Any proposal received beyond this date will not be reviewed.        Interested design-build firms may pick up the RFP at WCCHC Administration Portable,      located at 86-260 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, HI 96792. Interested firms may also request the RFP to be mailed by calling 696-1508 or request an electronic copy via email:      .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Email requests should include the name of the firm, contact person and phone number. (SB05521701 3/14/06)


REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS TO PROVIDE TRAINING SERVICES

The Oahu Workforce Investment Board (OWIB) requests that organizations interested in providing tuition-based training to be funded under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for residents of the City and County of Honolulu, file an “Application for Long-Term and Short-Term Training Providers” with the Oahu Workforce Investment Board.

Potentially eligible Providers are those organizations or schools that provide training programs to the public on a tuition or fee basis and meet criteria established by the OWIB, the State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council, and Title I f the WIA     (Eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers).

Approved Providers will be placed on the State List of Eligible Training Providers for a Initial Eligibility period from the date of application approval to June 30, 2008. Only those programs specified by the Provider in its application will be considered for       eligibility. Providers must provide information that includes accreditation, licensure, or certification, financial stability, and program performance measures.

Interested parties may obtain an application packet by visiting the Oahu Workforce   Investment Board office at the Pacific Park Plaza, 711 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 410, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813 beginning March 15, 2006.

An informational meeting for interested parties will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Oahu Workforce Investment Board office.

Completed applications are due to the OWIB office no later than 4:30 p.m. on     Thursday, March 30, 2006. Questions concerning the application may be directed to OWIB Staff: Coreen Blanco (591-5555), or Pete Velasco (591-5552).
(SB05521753 3/10/06)


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified professional design firms are invited to submit a letter of interest and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the planning and design of a warehouse/training   center at Lanakila Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Halawa Warehouse Facility, 99-1132 Iwaena St, Aiea, Oahu. TMK: 9-9-073:006 gross building area 21900 sq. ft. The   project is intended to provide warehouse and training   facilities for adults with disabilities and shall include:  elevator, warehouse space, multi-purpose rooms,    classroom training areas, office, storage and restroom   facilities. Tentative start date is March 30, 2006. Due to federal funding made available through City and County of Honolulu, the project will be subject to local, State and federal statutes.

Pertinent information and evaluation criteria:

1. Name and age of firm, principal place of business and average number of employees over the past 5 years.
2. Professional qualifications of firm and sub consultants including education, training and experience of key personnel.
3. Ability to provide professional services in a timely   manner: including quality control procedures,      scheduling capabilities, capacity and capability to   perform work.
4. Past performance in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules.
5. Familiarity with federal funding. Please provide       examples.
6. Familiarity with Halawa area and project location.
7. Demonstrated knowledge of local codes and ADA     Accessibility Guidelines.
8. Names and phone numbers of five clients who may be contacted including at least two (2) for whom services were rendered during the preceding year.
9. Professional Errors and Omissions insurance of at least $1,000,000.
10. Not currently or at any time in the past on the Federal or State list of debarred, disqualified or ineligible   contractors or consultants.

The letter of interest and three (3) copies of the     Statement of Qualifications, limited to no more than ten (10) single-sided pages, must be received by LRC no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2006.

Submit to:
Lanakila Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
1809 Bachelot Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Attention: Eric Longfellow

Questions regarding this RFQ may be directed to Eric Longfellow at 356-8534. No facsimiles will be           considered. (SB03508984 3/01/06)


NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
DESIGN & PAVING OF EAST MOOMOMI ROAD
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Land Development Division
RFP NO.: RFP-06-HHL-003

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is requesting proposals from interested parties to design and pave, the East Moomomi Road, Hoolehua, Island of Molokai, and further identified as TMK: 5-2-07.

The Paving of a portion of the East Moomomi Road Project consists of designing and constructing a roadway without curbs (40’ wide right-of-way) of approximately 4,200 lineal feet according to Maui County standards or to a lesser standard that the Maui County agrees to   accept for Maintenance.

Beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2006, Request For Proposal (RFP) packets may be purchased with a     non-refundable payment of TEN DOLLARS ($10.00) from DHHL at 1099 Alakea Street, 12th Floor, Honolulu,    Hawaii 96813. Payment shall be made in cash or by   certified or cashiers check payable to the “Department of Hawaiian Home Lands”. The RFP packet may be       examined at the location indicated above.

Prospective offerors are invited to attend an         informational site inspection on Monday, March 20, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the proposed East Moomomi   Avenue/Puupeelua Avenue Intersection, Hoolehua,    Molokai, regarding this solicitation. A letter of intent may be submitted to DHHL no later than 4:00 p.m. on   Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

All proposals must be received at the DHHL, 1099   Alakea Street, 12th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2006.

DHHL reserves the right to cancel the RFP and reject any and all proposals when it is in the best interest of the State.

Any inquiries may be directed to Patrick Young, Land Development Specialist at (808) 586-3918.

DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS
______________________________
MICAH A. KANE, Chairman
Hawaiian Homes Commission
(SB05521375 3/1, 3/3, 3/5/06)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The State Department of Health is soliciting proposals for the provision of nursing services for inpatient mentally ill adults. RFP No. HTH 430-4.
RFP Coordinator: Elnora B. Guieb, ph. (808) 236-8230.

RFP Pick-up and Proposals Mail-ins/Hand Deliveries:
Hawaii State Hospital
Business Office
45-710 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

RFP packet may be obtained from the pick-up site beginning 9:00 a.m. February 27, 2006, or from the SPO website at: http://www.hawaii.gov/spo2/rfp103f, or ask for a copy at (808) 236-8254.

Sealed proposals must be delivered by 4:30 p.m. (HST) April 3, 2006 or must be postmarked by United States Postal Service (USPS) before   midnight April 3, 2006. Hand deliveries will be accepted. Proposals     received after the deadline will not be considered. (SB05521566 2/27/06)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The State Auditor, State of Hawai‘i, is requesting the services of qualified consultants to provide assistance to the State Auditor and the Hawai‘i 2050 Task Force as provided by Act 8, Special Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2005 and Section 6 of Act 1, Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2005, and as reported by the Task Force in December 2005. The assistance will extend through FY2006-07.      Specifications and Instructions for Submissions of     Proposals (RFP No. 06-01) for the assistance         engagement may be obtained at the Office of the Auditor, 465 South King Street, Room 500, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, or by calling 587-0800, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on normal business days. The deadline for submission of proposals to conduct the assistance     engagement is 12:00 noon, March 17, 2006.

This Request for Proposals may be canceled and any and all proposals may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interest of the State.

Marion M. Higa
State Auditor
(SB05521550 2/27/06) State of Hawai‘i



DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE
OF REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

The Department of Human Services (DHS), Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD) requests information and recommendations from the   general public, private (for profit and non-profit)    sector, as well as religious organizations, in keeping with Sec. 104, Public Law 104-193.
Federal Regulations require TANF and TAONF     recipients who are mentally or physically disabled to participate in services that assist them in the         rehabilitation process. Accordingly, the Department seeks to enter into a contract to provide vocational   rehabilitation, including training and employment   services, counseling, job placement, job retention and support services (e.g. child care and transportation subsidy, work related expenses), to assist physically and/or mentally disabled TANF and TAONF recipients with obtaining and retaining employment. This contract shall be for the island of Oahu only.
Information and recommendations are to be     submitted no later than March 13, 2006 to:
Department of Human Services
Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division
Employment and Child Care Program Office
Attn:  Geneva Candeau
820 Mililani Street, Suite 606, Haseko Center
Honolulu, HI 96813
An Information Session will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the address above to solicit information on the proposed         procurement of services.
The Department may engage in further informal   discussions to gather additional information and   recommendations.
The Department reserves the right to incorporate in a solicitation, if issued, for such a contract, any     recommendations presented in responses to this     request for information. Neither the Department nor any respondent to the request for information bears any obligation under this request for information.

Lillian B. Koller, Esq.
(SB05521554 2/26/06) Director


UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

FISHERIES DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The U.S. 108th Congress approved the Hawaii Fisheries Disaster Appropriation, 2003 (PL 108-7), which provided $5-million to the State of Hawaii for economic     assistance to fisheries affected by Federal closures or fishing restrictions. The State of Hawaii   submitted a grant application and received federal approval for the funds. 
A major objective of the Fisheries Disaster Relief Program (FDRP) is to improve the productivity and management of fisheries affected by changes in Federal fisheries   management regulations through involvement of affected fishers in cooperative       research and development projects.  The affected fisheries include Hawaii-based     pelagic fisheries, bottomfish fisheries, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands lobster fisheries, and precious coral fisheries managed by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery       Management Council. The FDRP is soliciting proposals for cooperative research and fishery development projects. The general areas of work that will be considered include, but are not be limited to, the following: 
1. Development of sustainable methods for improving fish harvest, fishery     products, markets for fishery products, employment, or profitability in the   fishing industry.
2. Outreach and education to the fishing community, consumers, and other   stakeholders to ensure that they are fully and accurately informed of fisheries management issues and successes in Hawaii, and how these issues and     successes relate to ecologically sustainable, economically viable fisheries and fishery management throughout the Pacific Basin.
3. Development of modifications to fishing methods to reduce or mitigate takes and mortalities of protected species. The emphasis would be on cooperation of industry, scientists and NGOs to develop new or improved gear or operations to reduce incidental takes of protected species.
4. Research and collection of data to update or improve assessment of fisheries stocks in support of managing for sustainability. Surveys, tagging, collection of biological samples for life history and genetic analysis are examples of how fisher’s knowledge of access to the resources can be used to improve fisheries management information.
5. Research on social and economic aspects of fishing operations and fishing communities to improve impact analysis and develop management alternatives.
6. Investigate connectivity between fish population in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and Johnston Island and whether fisheries and fishery closures in one area have an effect on fish stocks in the other areas either through the displacement of fishing effort or though change in recruitment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested specialists should submit a letter of intent to prepare a proposal by   31 March 2006.  The letter should be no more than five pages long, should contain a brief description of the work to be proposed and an estimate of its approximate cost.
The FRDP Technical Working Group will review the letters of intent for relevance to FRDP goals and priorities.  Certain research projects will be selected and the authors will be invited to prepare full proposals.
Research proposals will be sent out for peer review.
The FRDP TWG will review the research proposals and peer review comments, and to make funding recommendations to the FRDP Executive Steering Committee.

Please submit Letters of Intent to Mr. Earl Miyamoto the FDRP Coordinator at 1039 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819; via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or via facsimile:  (808) 832-5018.

Fisheries Disaster Relief Program
(SB05521517 2/26/06) Dr. John Sibert, JIMAR



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP No. BREG-06-1
 
The State of Hawaii BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION (BREG) desires to obtain the services of a third party     vendor for an On-line Data Transfer Project to modify its databases running on the Oracle 9i Platform to enable data from on-line filings to be first validated and then stored automatically. Specifications may be obtained, at no cost, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (HST), February 24, 2006 from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), Business Registration Division, 335 Merchant Street, 2nd Floor, Room 203, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, may be mailed by calling (808) 586-2744 or may be downloaded from the “News Release and Other Notices” page on BREG’s website BusinessRegistrations.com.  Prospective bidders requesting the specifications to be mailed by overnight courier service shall provide their Federal Express account number or its equivalent.    Prospective bidders may submit typewritten questions about the ON-LINE DATA TRANSFER PROJECT PROPOSAL to BREG by 2:00 p.m. (HST), March 13, 2006. Proposals shall be delivered to and received by BREG at the above address by 4:00 p.m. (HST) March 28, 2006. BREG     reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or cancel this RFP when it is in the best interest of BREG and/or the State. The State, BREG, and DCCA shall not be liable for any costs whatsoever incurred in the event a proposal is rejected or this RFP is cancelled.

State of Hawaii
Business Registration Division
Corinna M. Wong, Commissioner of Securities
(SB05521497 2/24/06)


REQUEST-FOR-INFORMATION (RFI)
(Chapter 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes)

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the purchases of health and human services, the Housing and Community         Development Corporation of Hawaii (HCDCH) is soliciting responses for services of case management and congregate services for the elderly and persons with disabilities   (Oahu).

RFI Coordinator:
Ms. Jeanne Hamilton
Phone No.:  (808) 587-3182

RFI Pickup RFI Mail-Ins:
HCDCH HCDCH
677 Queen Street, Suite 300 Planning & Evaluation Office
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 677 Queen Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

RFI I.D. Number Service Activity
RFI-PEO-2006-01 Case Management and Congregate
(est. 3/01/07-02/29/10)   Services for the Elderly and Disabled
  (Oahu)

The services being solicited by the HCDCH are described and set forth in a Request-for-Information (RFI).  RFIs may be obtained by contacting the RFI coordinator beginning February 13, 2006.  The RFI orientation session will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2006, at the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The RFI will also be posted on the HCDCH website, http://www.hcdch.hawaii.gov.

All proposals must be delivered to the location specified in the RFI in a manner that will ensure delivery by 4:30 p.m., March 31, 2006.

All hand-deliveries will be accepted at the above site until 4:30 p.m., March 31, 2006.  Proposals received after the deadline will be rejected.

Deliveries by private mail services such as FedEx shall be considered hand deliveries and will not be accepted if received after 4:30 p.m., March 31, 2006.

All mail-ins postmarked USPS after 12:00 midnight, April 1, 2006, will not be accepted for review and will be returned.


(SB05521288 2/13/06)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS





The City and County of Honolulu, through its Department of Community Services, requests proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations to provide housing opportunities and supportive services to persons with HIV/AIDS. Funds for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) program are provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (43 U.S.C.12901), as amended. The intent of the HOPWA program is to expand housing opportunities and       supportive services to lower income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families.

The City intends to provide two year commitments of HOPWA funds to selected agencies. Approximately $453,935 in HOPWA program funds is anticipated to be made available in October 2006, and approximately $453,935 in HOPWA funds are anticipated to be made available in October 2007. The final amount of HOPWA funds will be subject to the appropriation of HOPWA funds by the federal government, the execution of a   HOPWA grant agreement between the City and HUD, and the appropriation of HOPWA funds by the Honolulu City Council.

Interested agencies may obtain a Request for Proposals in electronic PDF format via e-mail by sending an e-mail request to Keith Ishida at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or     Stephanie On at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  A printed copy of the Request for Proposals packet will be made available on request from the Department of Community Services, 715 South King Street, Suite 311, Honolulu, Hawaii beginning February 6, 2006.  Proposals shall be submitted to the Department of Community Services at the above address by 2:00 p.m. on February 27, 2006.  Questions regarding the HOPWA Request for Proposals may be directed to Keith Ishida at 527-5092 or Stephanie On at 527-5314.

MUFI HANNEMANN, MAYOR
City and County of Honolulu

Deborah Kim Morikawa, Director
Department of Community Services
(SB05521236 2/6/06)

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