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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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.

A price list contract (PL) is a group of common items or services competitively bid to set the prices contractually for a specified time period. A vendor list contract (VL) is comprised of qualified vendors that were competitively solicited to provide specified goods and/or services (i.e. WSCA-NASPO Multifunction Copiers and Related Software Facsimile Equipment, WSCA-NASPO ...
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What is Hawaii Compliance Express?

Posted on Jan 8, 2014

Vendors, contractors and service providers must be compliant with statutes and administrative rules.  State agencies are required to verify compliance.  Acceptable documentation of compliance is through Hawaii Compliance Express. The HCE is an electronic system that provides vendors, contractors and service providers doing business with state or county agencies to quickly and easily document that ...
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No. Hawaii is organized under the Hawaii Public Procurement Code, Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), for procurements of goods, services and construction, and Chapter 103F, HRS, for purchases of health and human services. The Procurement Policy Board has the authority to adopt Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) for all procurements, and designated chief procurement officers ...
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You may receive courtesy emails for solicitations in HIePRO, the Hawaii eProcurement System, by registering in HIePRO. For solicitations not conducted on HIePRO, you will need to check the Procurement Notices page regularly as the system does not have the capacity to provide notifications.

All vendors doing business with the State are required to comply with all applicable statutes, administrative rules and procedures.  State agencies must verify compliance prior to award and may use Hawaii Compliance Express (HCE). Once a vendor is registered, HCE provides the following proof of compliance/compliance documentation: Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) from the Department ...
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Vendors should subscribe to Hawaii Compliance Express and submit all required documentation. Once processed, and providing you are compliant with the certifying state and federal agencies, your Certificate of Compliance will be in Hawaii Compliance Express. Note:  it can take up to 2 weeks to process your application.

Information on contracts and vendors awarded is available on the SPO awards website and on price and vendor list contracts page.

Price Lists and Vendor Lists are procured in a manner similar to other goods or services. They are issued as Invitation/Requests for Bids (IFB/RFB) or as Requests for Proposals (RFP). If your company is not already registered in HIePRO you should register and also check the bidding opportunities page regularly.