The Department of Homeland SecurityÂ plans to issue an electronic request for proposals on the design and constructionÂ of wall structures betweenÂ the U.S. andÂ Mexico by March 6.
DHSÂ said FridayÂ in a FedBizOpps noticeÂ itsÂ Customs and Border Protection agency willÂ launchÂ a two-phase procurement effort that will initially seekÂ concept papers of prototypes for the southern border wall.
CBP will ask interested parties to submit proposals throughÂ March 10, 2017, andÂ subsequently evaluate submissionsÂ in the succeeding 10 days.
The agency will then require down-selected offerors to respond to the full RFPÂ until March 24.
CBPÂ expects to award multiple contracts byÂ mid-April as a result of the solicitation notice.
A DHS reportÂ obtained by Reuters indicatesÂ that President Donald Trump’s planned 1,250-mile border wall will extend the current 654-mile border with Mexico and cost up to $21.6 billion overÂ a three-year construction period.