Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hawaiian Telcom Contract Dispute

Hawaiian Telcom hired BearingPoint in 2004 to help run customer billing systems when it took over Hawaii’s largest telephone network from Verizon. Hawaiian Telcom blamed BearingPoint for problems that arose during the changeover, such as customer complaints of long waits on help lines and double billings. In February 2007, BearingPoint agreed to pay Hawaiian Telcom $52 million and forego $29.6 million in unpaid invoices to settle the matter.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BearingPoint Inc. $81,600,000
Further Information Released
BearingPoint 10-K (excerpt) 4/7/2009
Hawaiian Telcom Press Release 4/7/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database