Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)
06/30/20 4:30 PM
Grants to USA, Canada, and International marketing organizations to provide marketing services for the Hawaiian Islands. Applicants must possess a Certificate of Vendor Compliance. The purpose of the funding is to manage tourism in the state strategically and in consideration of cultural values, conservation of natural resources, economic goals, visitor industry needs, and community desires.
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, hereinafter referred to as the "Authority" or “HTA,” is issuing this request for proposals (RFP) to seek inbound destination marketing management companies capable of providing a full range of comprehensive marketing management services for the Hawaiian Islands in the Oceania market.
The destination marketing management services being solicited include:
As part of its marketing capacity, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority manages branding initiatives and activities through its contractors, who leverage HTA funds by way of direct marketing, partnerships and other relationships.
Each applicant is solely responsible for all expenses incurred for the preparation of the proposal and any expenses related to the evaluation process. This includes, but is not limited to, development and submission of the Proposal and subsequent responses to HTA requests for more information, and participation in any pre-award oral presentation, including travel and lodging expenses. An applicant shall not bill the HTA for any costs or expenses associated with its response to this RFP. Any incumbent under any HTA contract may not use HTA-funded resources to prepare its Proposal.
GrantWatch ID#: 189759
An Applicant shall submit a Fixed Price Proposal. This is a firm fixed price contract for no greater than one million nine hundred thousand dollars (USD $1,900,000.00), tax inclusive, for Calendar Year 2021.
Start of Initial Contract Period: January 1, 2021
End of Contract Performance: December 31, 2023
End of initial Contract Period: March 31, 2024
The HTA is authorized to execute contracts for a period of up to five years under 201B-3(a)(3) Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS), and to engage the services of qualified persons to implement the STATE’s tourism marketing plan or portions thereof as determined by the Authority under 201B- 3(a)(10) HRS.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Ronald D. Rodriguez, Contract Specialist / Procurement Officer
Evita Cabrera, Contract Specialist
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
1801 Kalākaua Avenue
Hawai‘i Convention Center, First Level
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815
Phone: (808) 973-9449
The HTA is using an online RFP management system this year called eCivis. For technical problems with
the eCivis system, please email support@eCivis.com. This is for technical problems only.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
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