Doing Business with the State

Vendor Guide

The State Procurement Office (SPO) serves as the central authority on procurement statutes and rules for all government bodies of the State and its counties. Learn the basics about government contracting and what vendors need to know to do business with the State of Hawaiʻi.

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Opportunities with the State

Procurement notices of solicitations, including those on the State of Hawaiʻi eProcurement System (HIePRO) are automatically placed on the Hawaiʻi Awards and Notices Data System (HANDS). Click ‘Bidding Opportunities,’ then enter keywords (e.g. refuse, Oahu, DAGS) to narrow down the search parameters. Solicitations will automatically populate with matching keywords.

HIePRO vendors may also log into their HIePRO account to view solicitations that were posted on HIePRO. Email notices of solicitation/amendment/cancellation are sent to vendors who have registered in HIePRO and included the solicitation commodity code in their profile.

County Procurement Sites

Hawaiʻi Compliance Express

The certificate of vendor compliance can be obtained by submitting an application through Hawaiʻi Compliance Express. A $12 annual fee is required.

This service saves you time and hassle by allowing you to obtain clearances online for the following agencies:

The service includes real time monitoring of your status of compliance with each agency and you will be automatically notified by email any time your compliance status is changed.

Do it Online!

Price & Vendor List Contracts

A price list contract is comprised of a group of common items or services competitively bid to set the prices contractually for a specified time period. A vendor awarded a price list contract is obligated to provide the specified goods or services, at the contracted price and terms, to all purchasing agencies committed to the contract.

A vendor list contract is comprised of qualified vendors that were competitively solicited to provide specified goods and/or services for a specified period and usually at discount rates from a vendor’s established catalog or product lists.

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