RFPs

Request for Proposals

HTA regularly issues open solicitations – Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Invitations for Bids (IFB) – to secure professional services from qualified contractors in support of HTA’s mission on behalf of the State of Hawaii.

HTA is committed to a solicitation process that is comprehensive, fair and impartial. The process is overseen by an attorney trained in government procurement and contracts. All applicants are subject to the same rules and restrictions to ensure the integrity of the process. Evaluator identities are kept confidential during the procurement process, and individual evaluator scores are not shared in order to avoid undue influence. Proposal requirements and the steps in the evaluation process are explained in detail to prospective applicants, and the applicants who do not win are provided with their final evaluation score breakdown in comparison with the winning score in order to provide context and to ensure transparency. Through its commitment to integrity and transparency, the HTA is able to gain trust in the vendor community thus increasing competition, resulting in better quality and value for the State of Hawaii.

The following is a listing of active solicitations:


RFP 21-11

Request for Proposal HTA RFP 21-11 Visitors' Satisfaction and Activity Survey for Calendar Years 2021-2023

RFP 21-09

Request for Proposal HTA RFP 21-09 Hawaii Cruise Industry Consultant Services

FY2021 Solicited Contract Awards

SOLICITATION TITLE AWARD DATE AWARD AMOUNT AWARDEE CONTRACT #
RFP 21-05 Hawaii Tourism Inbound Destination
Marketing Management Services in the
Oceania Major Market Area
7/28/2020 $500,000.00 The Walshe Group Pty Ltd dba Hawaii Tourism Oceania 21008
RFP 21-07 Destination Management Action Plan for Oahu 8/26/2020 $44,738.20 SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc. 21011
RFP 21-08 Destination Management Action Plan for Maui Nui 7/31/2020 $39,659.68 SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc. 21009

FY2021 Sole Source Contracts

TITLE

DESCRIPTION EXECUTION DATE AWARD AMOUNT AWARDEE CONTRACT #
Big West Conference Tounaments Sponsorship Agreement for Men's and Women's Basketball and Men's Volleyball Conference Tournaments for 2021-2023 Seasons 6/30/2020 $500,000.00 Big West Conference 21001
COVID-19 Airport Support Providing airport screening support services in pursuant to enforcement of the 14-Day Self-Quarantine 6/26/2020 $15,000.00 Anthology Marketing Group, Inc 21002
COVID-19 Airport Support Providing airport screening support services in pursuant to enforcement of the 14-Day Self-Quarantine 6/26/2020 $68,400.00 OmniTrak Research & Marketing Group, Inc. 21003
COVID-19 Airport Support Providing airport screening support services in pursuant to enforcement of the 14-Day Self-Quarantine 7/2/2020 $204,000.00 Robert's Hawaii Tours, Inc. 21004
COVID-19 Airport Support Providing airport screening support services in pursuant to enforcement of the 14-Day Self-Quarantine 6/30/2020 $114,300.00 SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc. 21005
COVID-19 Airport Support Providing airport screening support services in pursuant to enforcement of the 14-Day Self-Quarantine 8/5/2020 $56,200.00 Worldwide Flight Services, Inc. 21006
Graphic Meeting Facilitation Services for Destination Management Action Plans Graphic meeting facilitation services to assist in designing, developing visual tools and templates, and facilitating meetings to harvest ideas, input and feedback for the development of the DMAP's 8/27/2020 $112,174.00 Cynthia Y. Derosier dba Pencilhead Productions, LLC 21010

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