Past Features

February 25, 2017

DHS/CBP asking for 'wall' bids
Most likely a type of fencing used before

Top left: Kiewit Construction crew at ABP's ranch in 2008.
Top Right: Kiewit installs fencing at ABP's ranch just west of the San Pedro River
Bottom: Granite Construction building new 'wall' east of Naco, Arizona
Fox News -- Februaty 24
Trump administration makes first tangible step to building border wall
    President Trump's administration on Friday made its first tangible step towards developing and implementing one of the president's chief campaign promises: to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.
    Bloomberg reported that the administration issued a preliminary request for proposals to contractors. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April.
    The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit "concept papers" to design and build prototypes by March 10.'' [...]
    Granite Construction Inc., Vulcan Materials Co. and Martin Marrieta Materials Inc. are seen as potential bidders. Kiewit Corp. built one of the more expensive stretches of fencing so far at a cost of about $16 million a mile, a project in San Diego that involved filling a deep canyon known as Smuggler's Gulch.

Glenn Spencer -- February 25   
This 'wall' is most likely fencing
    It has been reported by Bloomberg that Customs and Border Protection has requested proposals from contractors for contracts that it plans to award by mid-April. Considering there is very little time to prepare such bids and award contracts, I can only conclude that the bids will be to build the type of fencing that is now under construction near Naco, Arizona, and that Operation BEEF photographed on Dec. 10, 2008.