The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has delayed issuing a formal request for proposals to build President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border until at least March 15.
DHS’s Customs and Border Protection Office had planned to issue an RFP on or after March 8, following a pre-solicitation notice posted Feb. 24 on the FedBizOpps.gv website.
DHS “appreciates the many expressions of interest received and provides this update to ensure all interested parties are informed of the status of the solicitation,” according to the posting Thursday.
More than 580 companies have expressed interest in the wall project, which is anticipated to be 30 feet tall, made of concrete and run along the 2,000-mile border.
Once the RFP is issued, Phase 1 will require potential vendors to submit a concept paper for a wall prototype. Phase 2 will ask selected vendors to submit proposals including pricing.