Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)
04/26/19 4:30 PM HST Receipt
Contract for services to a qualified Hawaii vendor to study the impact of vacation rentals on the state's tourism industry. Funding is intended to explore recent changes to the accommodation sector and for research that can determine the financial ramifications and the economic impact on Hawaii's tourist economy of this type of shared vacation housing as opposed to traditional accommodation types.
The contractor should achieve the following objectives for this study:
i. Assess current level of Transient Vacation Rentals in Hawaii including a forecast of future demand and supply.
ii. Discuss the new forms of visitor accommodation types, an assessment of the demand for private rooms and shared rooms/space rentals and the impact of these new business models and distribution channels.
iii. Identify the financial impacts to the Visitor Industry including net impact on revenue, room rates, jobs and taxes.
iv. Quantify the current and expected impact to Hawaii’s economy and community.
v. Determine the impact of transient vacation rentals on the local housing and rental market (at the neighborhood level).
The contractor shall:
1. Quantify the existence and availability of shared accommodations in Hawaii, including forecast future supply and research visitor accommodation types
ii. Study the direct rooms revenue impact on the lodging market in Hawaii.
iii. Quantify and forecast the demand for shared accommodations, including an assessment of the demand for private rooms and shared rooms/space rentals.
iv. Assess the impact of new business models and distribution channels.
v. Identify the financial impacts to the Visitor Industry, including net impact on revenue, room rates, jobs, and taxes.
vi. Determine the current and expected economic impact to Hawaii’s economy and community.
vii. Expand on the impact of transient vacation rentals if found to be a factor in the changing accommodations infrastructure.
viii. Determine the impact of transient vacation rentals on the local housing and rental market (at the neighborhood level).
For additional contractor responsibilities, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 185704
Contract period will begin on June 3, 2019 and end on June 30, 2020.
This RFP is open to both in-state and out-of-state applicants. However, for this RFP HTA will only accept proposals from applicants with a current Certificate of Vendor Compliance (CVC). This certificate requires approval from four different agencies: the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Hawai‘i Department of Taxation (DOTAX).
Government agencies are exempt from the CVC requirement.
This study will not:
1. Make a determination of legal or illegal short-term transient units.
2. Make policy recommendations on actions for or against vacation rentals.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, April 26, 2019, 4:30 PM, HST.
- Distribution of RFP: Monday, April 1, 2019
- Deadline to Register for updates on eCivis: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- Deadline to submit written questions to HTA: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- RFP Addendum – Responses to Written Questions: Week of April 15, 2019
- Deadline for Protest of Content to RFP: Within 5 calendar days of issuance of Addendum with answer to questions
- Deadline for written proposal submissions (by 4:30 pm HST): Friday, April 26, 2019
- Oral Presentation or BAFO Request if necessary: Week of April 29, 2019
- Notice of Selection or Non-selection: Week of May 6, 2019
- Deadline to Protest of Non-Award: Within 5 business days of notice of non-award
- Start of Initial Contract: Period June 3, 2019
- End of initial Contract Period June 30, 2020
HTA is requiring an active Hawai‘i State Certificate of Vendor Compliance (CVC) in order to be able to apply for this RFP. This certificate requires approval from four different agencies: the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Hawai‘i Department of Taxation (DOTAX). All approvals can be acquired through one convenient location at Hawai‘i Compliance Express. https://vendors.ehawaii.gov/hce/splash/welcome.html. It is recommend that applicants begin the process immediately to identify any possible challenges and avoid any delays. There is a $12 annual fee for this service.
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Mr. Ronald D. Rodriguez, Procurement Officer
Evita Cabrera, Administrative Assistant
Hawaii Tourism Authority
1801 Kalakaua Avenue, 1st Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Telephone: (808) 973-9449
HTA RFP NO. 19-18