This DOT project was first bid in 2014. The first three low bidders were all eliminated in favor of Hawaiian Dredging, which was slated to be awarded the bid based upon it being "low" after a reduction in job scope. Nan protested, and the DOT actually made an award of contract to Nan..
Then, the DOT apparently changed its mind again after it says new information came to light about Nan's bid being unbalanced and front loaded. Nan protested again, this time taking the protest to administrative hearing. The hearings officer issued a decision in Dredging's favor, but Nan is still considering further legal action (any legal action from now will not stop the job from moving forward). More information and analysis later.