There are situations where procurement of goods and services by competitive means is neither practicable nor advantageous to the County. In such event, Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-210 permits exemption form competitive means.
Examples of procurement exempt from competition are:
- Services of expert witnesses, lecturers, and speakers
- Repair services when dismantling is required to assess the extent of repairs
- Used items which are advantageous and available on short notice