RFP NO.: RFP-16-HHL-004



The DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS (DHHL) is requesting proposals from qualified persons, developers or firms to provide a rental housing program for Hawaiian home lands within the Villages of Laiopua Hawaiian home lands properties.  Offerors shall provide a rental housing proposal targeting qualified low income renters with an option to purchase the rental unit, financial counseling, homeownership training, and economic benefits through various loan, grant and/or Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs.  DHHL will also consider proposals which include other types of housing opportunities.

The RFP shall be available on the DHHL website. The RFP documents can be reviewed and downloaded online at no cost. Go to https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/procurement/.

It is the responsibility of interested Offerors to check the DHHL website for any Addenda issued by DHHL.

Direct all questions, in writing, to:

RFP Contact:
Stewart Matsunaga, Masterplanned Community Development Manager
Land Development Division
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (808) 620-9283
Fax: (808) 620-9299

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on February 19, 2016, 10:00 am, at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Community Meeting Hale, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740.  The Pre-Proposal Conference will be followed by an inspection of a proposed project site located in the nearby Villages of Laiopua, Village 4. Subcontractors and union representatives are also invited to attend.  Persons needing special accommodations due to a disability may submit such requests to the RFP Contact.

Statements made by DHHL representatives at the Pre-Proposal Conference, Site Inspection, or otherwise during the solicitation process shall not be binding on DHHL unless confirmed by written Addendum.  Direct all questions regarding the RFP, in writing, to the RFP Contact.

Proposals shall comply with the requirements of the RFP.  Proposals that do not comply with the RFP may be subject to disqualification.  DHHL reserves the right to amend the RFP by written addenda, to reject any and all proposals, or to waive any defects in said proposals where DHHL deems it is in the best interest of the State.

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE AND COUNTY CONTRACTORS PROHIBITED.  If awarded a contract in response to this solicitation, offeror agrees to comply with HRS §11-355, which states that campaign contributions are prohibited from a State and county government contractor during the term of the contract if the contractor is paid with funds appropriated by the legislative body between the execution of the contract through the completion of the contract.

To be eligible to submit a bid, the Offeror and all subcontractors shall possess all required valid State of Hawaii licenses and specialty licenses needed to perform the work for this project.

This project is subject to Section 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and to the payment of not less than the prevailing salaries and wages promulgated by the State of Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.  Should Federal funds be used, Offeror shall also comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Federal Labor Standards and Provisions.

Written questions will be accepted up to 2:00 p.m., March 3, 2016.  Questions may be submitted in writing, by fax, or by email to the RFP Contact.  Any written questions received by the deadline shall be responded to via Addendum.

 SEALED PROPOSALS ARE DUE:  No later than 2:00 p.m., March 31, 2016 at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707.

 The envelope or enclosure containing Offerors proposal shall be sealed and clearly marked with the RFP number and title. Electronic responses shall not be accepted.

                                  SIGNED 2-2-16.


Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairman
Hawaiian Homes Commission