The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Department of the Attorney General are pleased to report that the State has successfully resolved its litigation stemming from a failed project to upgrade the HDOT Highways Division financial management system. The remaining defendants in the lawsuit recently agreed to pay over $20 million in settlement, bringing HDOT’s total recovery to $31,775,000.
The litigation relates to misconduct by Ciber, Inc., a Colorado-based technology firm that HDOT hired in 2008 following a competitive sealed proposal process. Ciber was hired to design and implement a financial accounting system, on an Oracle software platform, for HDOT’s Highways Division. Ciber’s work on the project was beset by delays, design defects, failed tests, and a shortage of skilled consultants. After five years of error-filled work and nearly $7 million in fees from the State, Ciber abandoned the project in 2014 without delivering a functioning system.
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