US Customs and Border Protection to open bids for border wall

Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 18:46:31-05

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will soon be accepting submissions for designs of President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall.

CBP said in a release Friday the organization intends to begin the submission process on or around March 6 for, "the design and build of several prototype wall structures."

By March 10, vendors will be required to submit "concept paper" of their prototypes once the process begins. CBP will then evaluate and select prototypes they wish to continue with by March 20. Chosen vendors will then be required to respond to a full request for proposal, including construction costs, by March 24. 

CBP expects to consider multiple submissions and announce a decision by mid-April, according to the release.

President Trump said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that construction on a wall across the U.S./Mexico border was, "way, way, way ahead of schedule," and that it would, "start very soon."

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