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Notice #: 05525127
Request for Proposals


RFP No. OHA 06-02

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is requesting proposals from qualified applicants to provide OHA’s beneficiaries with statewide legal services and representation. Services may include, but are not limited to, the assertion and defense of quiet title actions, ahupua‘a and kuleana tenant rights, other traditional and customary practices, protection of culturally significant places, and land title assistance. The contract term will be from approximately December 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007, pending the continued availability and appropriation of funds. Only one contract will be awarded under this request for proposals.

Proposals shall be mailed, postmarked by the United States Postal Service (USPS) on or before November 3, 2006, and received no later than 10 working days from the submittal deadline. Hand delivered proposals shall be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Hawai‘i Standard Time (HST), on November 3, 2006, at the main office of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs located at 711 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 500, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813. Proposals postmarked or hand delivered after the submittal deadline shall be considered late and rejected. Proposals will not be accepted by fax or electronic submission. There are no exceptions to these requirements.

OHA’s Native Rights staff will conduct an orientation on Thursday, October 12, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon HST, at OHA’s main office. All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the orientation.

The deadline for submission of written questions regarding this RFP is 4:30 p.m., HST, on October 16, 2006. All written questions will receive a written response from OHA on or about October 23, 2006.

Inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to the RFP contact person at OHA, Heidi Guth at 711 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. 500, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813, telephone: (808) 594-1962, fax: (808) 594-1865, e-mail: Hard copies of the RFP will be available for pickup at the above office site beginning October 6, 2006, or will be mailed to prospective applicants upon request. OHA will not provide copies electronically or by fax. (SB05525127 10/6/06)