Four Contracts Awarded for DHS CBP’s Southern Border Wall’s Concrete Prototype

Published: August 31, 2017

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Deltek identified four awardees for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)’s opportunity to design and build a concrete prototype for the planned wall along the United States’ southern border.

The DHS CBP issued the first step of a two-phase solicitation in March 2017 for new border wall design standard as well as to construct border wall and supporting tactical infrastructure/technology along the southwest border in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.  Between 4-8 awards were anticipated, and the awardees would be tasked with building a full-scale, 30 feet long prototype using concrete. A separate solicitation was issued for a prototype of other materials. Initial responses were collected in early April 2017, with Phase II proposals from qualified offers were due late May 2017. Eighty-nine (89) firms submitted proposals for this concrete-based opportunity.

After several delays caused by the volume of responses, as well as several protests, four contracts were awarded August 30, 2017:

  1. Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC, Contract # HSBP1017D00018;
  2. Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. dba Fisher Industries, Contract # HSBP1017D00019;
  3. Texas Sterling Construction Co., Contract # HSBP1017D00020; and
  4. W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, Contract # HSBP1017D00021.

These contractors share in the $300 million ceiling contract. Construction of the prototypes is expected to begin soon after award and completed within 30 days. Given the high profile of this opportunity, additional post-award protests could follow, which would delay construction.

Deltek is tracking this opportunity under Opportunity ID # 151478.  The “Other” prototype opportunity can be found under Opportunity ID # 152610. Awards for the “Other” prototype requirement remain pending. 

For additional information, Deltek maintains an umbrella report about the planned construction of a southern border wall. This report includes information about both requirements as well as other activities and news and can be found under Opportunity ID # 150658. This report includes links to related opportunities to this large-scale project.