Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001265246-01
Request for Proposals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”) NO. 2020-01 COUNTY OF HAWAI’I DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: HAWAI’I ISLAND VISITOR PROMOTIONS GRANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 ELECTRONIC SEALED PROPOSALs for the Hawai’i Island Visitor Promotions Grant for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, RFP No. 2020-01, will be received and its submission recorded immediately via the County’s vendor Submittable web site/electronic application system until 4:30 PM HST, Friday, March 20, 2020. Proposals must be submitted via the Submittable’s web site/electronic application system, https://hawaiidrd.submittable.com/submit, otherwise the proposal shall not be opened or considered. The Department will not accept hand delivered or submissions by mail, even if received by the Department prior to the date and time fixed for opening. Electronic proposals received after the time fixed for opening will not be considered. To access the online grant application go to https://hawaiidrd.submittable.com/submit. DISCLAIMER Hawai’i County Department of Research and Development is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified applicants for consideration of this grant without regard to disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law. As part of this commitment, Department of Research and Development will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you desire to complete a submission and reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this grant application, please contact Department of Research and Development, by Monday, March 9, 2020 (808) 961-8366, or chresdev@hawaiicounty.gov Pursuant to Chapter 103D, Hawai’i Revised Statutes (“HRS”), the Hawai’i County (“County”) Department of Research and Development (“Department”) is requesting proposals for the visitor promotions grant award in preparation for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support marketing initiatives that grow Hawai’i Island’s visitor arrivals and expenditures, and strengthen Hawai’i Island’s brand to sustain the visitor industry in a way that protects the assets of the island, while providing economic benefit to the island’s businesses and residents. Proposal must address and support the Department’s Tourism Program. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to supplement existing or proposed project or program budgets for the applicant organizations. Please read the proposal specifications and special provisions which can be obtained at the Department’s website https://www.rd.hawaiicounty.gov/ or by calling (808) 961-8366. The deadline for submitting questions via email is Sunday, February 23, 2020 to chresdev@hawaiicounty.gov. All proposals reviewed and recommended for funding by the Department shall be subject to the County’s executive and legislative review of the Department’s budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. Notification of the Department’s approval and recommendation for funding will be made July 7, 2020. Diane L. Ley Director, Department of Research and Development (HTH/WHT1265246 2/14, 2/16/20)