In order to do business with the State vendors, contractors and service providers must: Respond to procurements issued by the various departments in a timely fashion and as dictated by the solicitation; and Comply with all applicable laws. Vendors should do the following: Register with Hawaii Compliance Express (HCE) – an online, efficient method for providing documentation ...
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Currently, electronic procurement is being used for small purchase requests for quotes for goods, services and construction pursuant to HRS Chapter 103D, by the executive branch, the Judiciary and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Electronic procurement is required to be used for small purchases from $15,000 and above for most of the executive branch.  For other ...
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Procurement authority, the ability to procure, rests with the chief procurement officer (CPO) who may delegate such authority.  For the executive branch, the chief procurement officer has delegated procurement authority to the heads of departments.  Procurement Memoranda state that if heads of departments wish to delegate authority further, the chief procurement officer must be notified ...
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What is HIePRO?

Posted on Jan 8, 2014

HIePRO is the State of Hawaii eProcurement system, a system for issuing solicitations, receiving responses, and issuing notices of award.  HIePRO is hosted by the NIC Hawaii and has many features.

Personnel purchasing from an SPO price or vendor list are required to take appropriate training.  Purchasing from each price and vendor list varies depending on a number of factors including such as, whether it is a price or vendor list and the nature of the goods or services.  Each price or vendor list has specific ...
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What is a pCard?

Posted on Jan 8, 2014

The pCard (purchasing card) program is similar to a credit card and is designed to streamline the payment process for small purchases.  It replaces the labor-intensive purchase order system by allowing employees to charge small purchases from vendors without having to prepare a purchase order and subsequently processing an invoice.  The cards are the property ...
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The position levels are described with examples. You must attend all workshops mandatory for any method of procurement in which you have a role in conducting, reviewing or approving the procurement. For instance, if you never have a role in conducting, reviewing or approving construction procurements, the workshops relating to construction are not mandatory: SPO ...
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