/ Modified feb 24, 2017 2:54 p.m.

US Begins Asking Contractors For Bids for Border Wall

CBP wants submission of prototype concepts for 'wall structures.'

Border wall patrol mountains immigration hero The U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona.
Nancy Montoya, AZPM

Customs and Border Protection has posted a notice to a federal contracting website saying it intends to ask for bids for border wall construction beginning March 6.

It’s unclear what that wall, or walls, will look like. Specifically, CBP wants vendors to submit a concept of their prototypes for “wall structures” by March 10. Evaluation of the bids will happen by March 20.

In a second phase, CBP said it will take full proposals by March 24, including the cost for construction of a wall with Mexico. The agency said it will consider multiple awards.

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