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The SFA is affiliated with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) solely for administrative purposes. Its primary responsibility is to oversee the development, planning, and construction of public school capital improvement projects. Meanwhile, repair and maintenance tasks are handled by HIDOE. Despite their differing roles related to facilities, both entities work in tandem to ensure that high-quality educational facilities are provided.

The School Facilities Agency was established by Act 72 (Session Laws of Hawaiʻi, 2020), and the following year, Act 217 (Session Laws of Hawaiʻi, 2021) was enacted to change the name of the agency to the School Facilities Authority and to clarify its powers and responsibilities.

To view current solicitation notices for goods, services, and construction, please visit our procurement page. These notices are also posted on the State of Hawaiʻi – Hawaiʻi Awards & Notices Data System (HANDS) website. It’s important to carefully read the solicitation notice and related documents to understand the specific requirements for submitting bids or proposals, as these instructions may vary depending on the project.