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Hawaii Vendor Compliance Site Wins Top Honors from the International Association of Commercial Administrators.

HONOLULU Honolulu (hŏn'əl`l, hōnō–), city (1990 pop.  -- The state of Hawaii's vendor compliance Web site, Hawaii Compliance (, has won the 2006 Win-Win Award from the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA IACA Indian Arts and Crafts Association
IACA International Association of Crime Analysts
IACA International Air Carrier Association
IACA International Association of Commercial Administrators
). Hawaii Compliance Express uniquely fit IACA's "Partnering for Peak Performance" annual conference theme because it links four state agencies, one federal agency, and thousands of vendors who do business with Hawaii state and county governments. The award was presented to representatives of the state of Hawaii at the IACA annual conference in Lake Tahoe on May 16.

Hawaii Compliance Express was designed to comply with state legislation that requires any business wishing to contract with the state of Hawaii or its four counties to demonstrate compliance with state laws. The site provides an easy way for businesses to meet the state's compliance requirements Compliance requirements are a series of directives established by United States Federal government agencies that summarize hundreds of Federal laws and regulations applicable to Federal assistance (also known as Federal aid or Federal funds).  online and issues a certificate of good standing that can be used during the procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases.  process.

Hawaii's vendor compliance system eliminates the need to fill out hard copy forms or wait in line at government agencies. In addition, Hawaii Business Express notifies vendors when they drop out of compliance at any time.

No other state has an online method of complying with state procurement regulations that spans local, state, and federal agencies. Hawaii Compliance Express revolutionizes business-to-government interaction by improving efficiencies for state agencies, businesses, and government buyers.

Hawaii Compliance Express was developed at part of the state's overall campaign to improve efficiency by implementing electronic government services. The state's official Web site ( currently offers more than 30 online applications that residents, businesses, and visitors may use to conduct business with the state government via the Internet Internet

Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the

Hawaii Compliance Express is a joint effort of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations industrial relations
Relations between the management of an industrial enterprise and its employees.

industrial relations
Noun, pl

the relations between management and workers
, Department of Taxation, State Procurement Office, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and the Internal Revenue Service. Hawaii Compliance Express was developed by Hawaii Information Consortium LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
, which manages the state's Internet portal.

About eHawaiiGov

eHawaiiGov is the state of Hawaii's official Internet portal ( and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. It is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium LLC, a Honolulu-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (1) (Network Interface Card) See network adapter. See also InterNIC.

(2) (New Internet Computer) An earlier Linux-based computer from The New Internet Computer Company (NICC), Palo Alto, CA.
 (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,200 state and local agencies that serve more than 60 million people in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Additional information is available at
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Date:Jul 11, 2006
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