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CDs replace paper plans in Public Works bidding process


Effective July 20, construction plans and specifications will be paperless, on a trial basis, for all projects prepared and advertised by the county Department of Public Works for all projects involving Public Works, the Department of Environmental Management, Office of Housing and Community Development, and Department of Parks and Recreation.

Instead of multiple-page paper plans, contractors and prospective bidders will receive one free CD for the entire project, including project specifications. Bidders can e-mail specifications from the CD to subcontractors instead of shuffling through a ton of paper.

Projects will appear in the State and County Procurement Notices’ Web site and County of Hawaii Web site,

Prospective bidders are asked to refer to the State & County Procurement Notices Web site, Click on “Island” and “Show all.” Look for the specific project, then click on “View Ad” for notice to bidders, for addendums with changes to the plans or specs and meeting notices.

The electronic version of the Intent to Bid form may be downloaded at Intent to Bid forms are also available at the Hilo office.

The first CD is free. Additional CDs are $25 (non-refundable) each and may be paid with cash, a cashier’s check or a company check made out to the Director of Finance.

A printed copy of the project may be viewed at the Public Works offices in Kona or Hilo between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The Hilo office is located in the Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 7. The Kailua-Kona office is in Hanama Place, 75-7506 Kuakini Highway.

The County of Hawai’i’s Department of Public Works is responsible for a broad range of functional areas. The Department provides contract processing for other departments, including This includes issuing plans, specifications, bid openings and processing contract documents for design and construction projects.

For a directory of Public Works’ six divisions and broad range of services, visit

For more information, contact Hunter Bishop, Public Information Specialist, 961-8565.

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