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Notice #: 0000788140-02
Request for Proposals

Product Enrichment & Signature Events Programs
Request for Proposals: Opens August 31, 2015 @ 5pm
The Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA), together with its partners, the City and
County of Honolulu, Counties of Hawai’i, Kaua’i, and Maui and the Hawai’i
Community Foundation (HCF), are soliciting proposals for its Brand Experience
programs which include:
• County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP)
• Ku-kulu Ola-Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP)
• Community-Based Natural Resources Program (NRP)
• Signature Events
The HTA’s programs support community-based projects that enhance
resident and visitor experiences, as well as create opportunities for economic
development, natural resource preservation and perpetuation of the Hawaiian
culture. Signature Events include major events that provide unique, world-class
experiences that celebrate Hawai’i’s diverse multi-cultures and communities.
Informational sessions will be held to provide individuals and organizations
with further information on the RFP application and award process for
each program:
Kaua’i Tuesday, September 1 / 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Li-hu’e Civic Center, Pi’ikoi Building Meeting Rooms A & B
4444 Rice Street, Li-hu’e
O’ahu Wednesday, September 2 / 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Hawai’i Convention Center, Room 301AB
1801 Kala-kaua Avenue, Honolulu
Hilo Thursday, September 3 / 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
County of Hawai’i, Office of Aging, Training Room
1055 Kino’ole Street, Suite 101, Hilo
Kona Thursday, September 3 / 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Hale, West Hawai’i Civic Center
75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona
Maui Friday, September 4 / 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
UH Maui College, Pilina Room
310 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului
Questions regarding the CPEP RFP may be directed to:
City & County Office of Economic Development
of Honolulu Honolulu Hale, Room 306,
530 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Attn: Emi Omori; Tel.: (808) 768-3893
County of Hawai’i Department of Research and Development
25 Aupuni Street, Room 1301, Hilo, HI 96720
Attn: Frecia Cevallos; Tel.: (808) 961-8505
County of Kaua’i Office of Economic Development
4444 Rice Street, Suite 200, Li-hu’e, HI 96766
Attn: Nalani Brun; Tel.: (808) 241-4952
County of Maui Office of Economic Development
2200 Main Street, Suite 305, Wailuku, HI 96793
Attn: Sharon Zalsos; Tel.: (808) 270-7997
Questions on LHCP and NRP RFP:
Hawai’i Community Foundation
Larissa Kick; Tel.: (808) 566-5565
Questions on Signature Events RFP:
Hawai’i Tourism Authority
Ronald Rodriguez; Tel.: (808) 973-2251
Proposals must be received by the following deadlines:
September 30, 2015 by 4:00 PM For NRP to HCF (submission online)
October 16, 2015 by 4:30 PM For CPEP to the respective County’s Office
October 21, 2015 by 4:00 PM For the LCHP to HCF (submission online)
December 1, 2015 by 4:00 PM For Signature Events to the HTA’s office
1801 Kala-kaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Please visit HTA’s website for update and more information: