About SPO

MISSION:  The SPO acts as a strategic partner to foster public confidence by promoting procurement life-cycle excellence, program success, and government accountability.

VISION STATEMENT:  To create transformative leadership for public procurement excellence.

The State Procurement Office (SPO) is made up of four segments: administration, procurement, inventory management and surplus property management.

Procurement Officers and Department Heads have been delegated authority from the Administrator of the SPO in his/her capacity as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the Executive Branch.  These Procurement Officers are a critical extension of the SPO.



Bonnie Kahakui


Bonnie Kahakui was confirmed by the State Senate as Administrator of the State Procurement Office and the Chief Procurement officer for the Executive Branch in April 2024.  She has more than 27 years of procurement experience, which includes serving as Acting Administrator and Acting CPO for three years, and Assistant Administrator of the Hawaii Procurement Office for two.  She was named the 2020 Department of Accounting and General Services Manager of the Year.




Past SPO Administrators


Sarah Allen

State Procurement Office Administrator

November 2013 – January 1, 2021






Aaron S. Fujioka

State Procurement Office Administrator

October 2001- October 2013






Charles M. Katsuyoshi

State Procurement Office Administrator

October 2000- August 2001






Lloyd Unebasami

State Procurement Office Administrator

October 1994 -May 2000