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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Goodfellow Bros. will build second phase of highway

Advertiser Staff

Goodfellow Bros. has submitted the winning $76 million design-build bid for the second phase of the Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway project on the Big Island, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.

The state Department of Transportation initially awarded the project to Goodfellow Bros. in July 2008. Another bidder, Kiewit Pacific, protested, and the department agreed to request revised bids.

Goodfellow Bros. again won the contract in October 2008, but Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. protested. A hearings officer agreed last year with Hawaiian Dredging that Goodfellow's bid was flawed, but did not order the department to award the bid to Hawaiian Dredging.

Instead, DOT officials said all three bids had problems, so a new request for proposals was issued.