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Notice #: 0000083817-01
Request for Proposals


The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (“DOBOR”) is issuing a Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals (“RFQ/RFP”) to solicit qualifications and proposals from parties interested in leasing and redeveloping two non-contiguous parcels of state-owned filled lands within the Ala Wai Boat Harbor situated at Kalia, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. The first parcel consists of approximately 15,199 square feet and is identified by Tax Map Key (“TMK”) Number (1) 2-3-37:20. The second parcel consists of approximately 38,369 square feet and is identified by TMK Numbers (1) 2-6-10:05 and 16. The two parcels, which total approximatelly 53,568 square feet, are collectively referred to as the “Subject Properties”. Certain submerged lands adjacent to the Subject Properties may also be available for lease, subject to certain conditions and approvals. Applicants should refer to the RFQ/RFP regarding the leasing of adjacent submerged lands.

DOBOR intends to select the applicant and development proposal that best satisfies DOBOR’s development objectives and selection criteria. The selected applicant will enter into exclusive negotiations with DOBOR of a development agreement that would allow the selected applicant to lease and subsequently redevelop the Subject Properties upon satisfaction of the terms and conditions of the development agreement. The lease will be for a term up to fifty-five (55) years and will allow the lessee to redevelop the Subject Properties for any uses permitted within the Ala Wai Boat Harbor and the Waikiki Special District, Public Precinct zoning district. The redevelopment must include improved/upgraded fuel dock and haul-out/boat repair facilities that will be open to the public, and the selected applicant will be responsible for obtaining all required land use entitlements and government approvals/permits.

DOBOR will hold a briefing for interested parties at 10:00 a.m. on December 2, 2008, at which a DOBOR staff member or members will explain DOBOR’s development objectives and the RFQ/RFP process, and answer questions. The meeting will be held in the Department of Land and Natural Resources Board Room, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 132, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Attendance by potential applicants is encouraged, but is not required.

To be eligible for consideration in the RFQ/RFP process, interested parties must first complete and submit an Application and Notice of Intent to any of the DOBOR Offices listed below by no later than 4:00 p.m., December 5, 2008. Anyone who fails to submit a completed Application and Notice of Intent by this deadline will not be eligible to submit their qualifications and proposal and therefore cannot be considered for this project. The Application and Notice of Intent form is included in the RFQ/RFP.

Once the Application and Notice of Intent are submitted, applicants will be eligible to participate in the RFQ/RFP process.

The first step of the RFQ/RFP process (RFQ) requests the submittal of statements of qualifications from the applicants, which must be submitted by no later than 4:00 p.m., December 22, 2008, to any of the DOBOR Offices listed below. DOBOR will determine which applicants meet the qualification criteria (and may form a short list of the most qualified applicants), and those applicants will be invited to participate in the second step (RFP) of the RFQ/RFP process. The RFP portion of the process will invite the qualified applicants to submit a detailed development proposal for the Subject Properties. DOBOR will evaluate the submitted proposals and select the applicant whose proposal best satisfies DOBOR’s development objectives and RFP selection criteria, which objectives and criteria are provided in the RFQ/RFP. Upon the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ approval of the selected applicant and development proposal, the selected applicant and DOBOR will commence negotiations of the development agreement.

Additional deadlines and significant dates are set forth in the RFQ/RFP.

Copies of the RFQ/RFP may be obtained at the following DOBOR Offices or downloaded from the DLNR website at:

Administrative Office
333 Queen Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 587-1973

Oahu District Office Hawai’i District Office
4 Sand Island Access Road Honokohau Small Boat Harbor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway
Telephone: (808) 832-3520 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Telephone: (808) 329-4997

Maui District Office Kauai District Office
210 Imi Kala Drive, #205 4370 Kukui Grove Street, Suite 109
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Telephone: (808) 243-5824 Telephone: (808) 245-8028

DOBOR reserves the right to cancel the RFQ/RFP and reject any and all submittals when it is in the best interest of DOBOR, DLNR, or the State of Hawaii. If there are any inquiries regarding this RFQ/RFP, or if any person requires a special accommodation (e.g., large print materials, sign language interpreters), contact Clifford Inn, Boating Education Specialist, at (808) 587-1972.


Laura H. Thielen, Chairperson
(SB83817 11/25/08)~