June 16, 2021 - Governor Abbott Announces Border Wall Construction Strategy -
Office of the Governor - Texas Border Wall (website) - https://www.borderwall.texas.gov/
June 16, 2021 – As of today, the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) has limited information on the details of this initiative. We are awaiting receipt of the official Directive from the Governor to study and analyze the scope of our involvement. However, TFC stands ready to provide professional and technical services in selecting and contracting a Program Manager Firm to construct the Texas border wall.
June 17, 2021 - The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) is aware of the Directive from the Governor to study and analyze the scope of our involvement. We are immediately and diligently defining the technical scope of the anticipated Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Program Manager Firm to satisfy all legal requirements, remaining transparent and compliant with State competitive bidding standards. We will continue to update this website as the RFP process proceeds.
June 24, 2021 - The RFP and its timeline are in development. We must adhere to all State of Texas purchasing and legal requirements and secure the best value for the State. TFC will post a tentative date for this solicitation on the procurement forecast webpage (link below) when we have an anticipated date for the RFP.
June 28, 2021 - The TFC now has a dedicated phone line for this project. Interested parties can contact our staff at: 512-305-9255 (WALL).
July 1, 2021 - TFC executive staff is accessing the resource requirements to fulfill this mandate and gathering information from our partners across several state agencies to develop the scope of the RFP.
July 6, 2021 - TFC is in the process of performing extensive research and due diligence to define the scope of the anticipated RFP for a program manager. A technical consultant is assisting with the development of the RFP to further expedite the process.
July 15, 2021 - To learn more about the State procurement process visit: https://comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/docs/96-1809.pdf
July 30, 2021 - The RFP for the "Program Manager" firm to lead the construction of the Border Wall was published today. You can view the solicitation at the TFC Major Solicitation Forecast link from our procurement page. Procurement (texas.gov) We encourage everyone to review that site periodically for any additional updates on procurement opportunities.
August 20, 2021 - The deadline for submitting the RFP for the "Program Manager" firm to lead the Border Wall construction closed today at 3:00 p.m. CST. The submission list is attached (PDF). The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) follows State Procurement Guidelines and has no other information to release.
September 3, 2021 -
The Texas Facilities Commission completed the evaluation phase for the Program Manager for the Border Wall. Based on the review, we have selected a single respondent, Michael Baker International, Inc. and Huitt-Zollars, Joint Venture as the top respondent.
As noted in the Generic Procurement Timeline posted to the website on July 30, 2021, we will present a recommendation to the Texas Facilities Commissioners for a contract award approval in mid-September 2021.
September 16, 2021 - Today, Texas Facilities Commissioners, in a formal meeting, gave final approval on a contract for the Program Management (Firm) to Michael Baker and Huitt-Zollars Joint Venture (MBHZ JV) for the Texas Border Infrastructure and Wall. This project will focus on various locations in Texas in proximity to the United States-Mexico border. The amount of the contract is not to exceed $11,000,000.00.
September 27, 2021 - A solicitation for Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for Design-Build (D-B) services to execute and complete the Texas Border Infrastructure construction program or portions of it, including new barrier structure, and associated infrastructures, has been posted. TFC anticipates awarding to multiple qualified D-B contractors in Step 1 of this procurement. For more project details, pre-bid conferences, and deadlines, visit this Request for Qualification (RFQ) on the Electronic State Business Daily located on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts web page: http://www.txsmartbuy.com/esbddetails/view/303-2-00365 This website will have the most current information during the solicitation.
October 19, 2021 - The deadline for submitting the Design-Build RFQ for the Texas Border Infrastructure closed on Friday, October 15, 2021. The list of respondents is attached (PDF). The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) follows State Procurement Guidelines and has no other information to release at this time.
October 27, 2021 - We have identified a shortlist for the Design-Build Contractors for the Texas Border Infrastructure at this stage of the procurement process. Those entities invited to move on to the interview phase include BFBC of Texas, LLC; Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.; Posillico Civil, Inc.; SLSCO; and Southwest Valley Constructors Co. In keeping with State Procurement Guidelines, no other information is available until we complete this process.
November 3, 2021 -
TFC has identified a top-ranked respondent from the interviews for RFQ 303-2-00365 for the Design-Build Contractors for the Texas Border Infrastructure project. Posillico Civil, Inc is tentatively selected for the RFP phase for the first Task Order at this stage of the procurement process. If TFC cannot make an award or Posillico Civil, Inc is for some other reason ineligible, TFC will move on to the next ranked Respondent. In keeping with State Procurement Guidelines, no additional information is available until we complete this process. (PDF)
TFC's Program Manager Michael Baker Huitt-Zollars Joint Venture is currently working on other Task Orders for additional segments of the wall that TFC may assign to the other short-listed Respondents early next year.
November 18, 2021 -
The Texas Facilities Commissioners (TFC) on Thursday, November 18, 2021, voted to approve a Design-Build Contract NOT-TO-EXCEED $162M to Posillico Civil, Inc. for a segment of the Texas Border Infrastructure on State-Owned Land (General Land Office) along the Texas-Mexico Border.
TFC will now issue a notice to proceed (NTP) on this contract, with the potential mobilization and erection of wall panels before year-end. (PDF)
December 18, 2021 -
Governor Abbott Debuts Texas Border Wall in Rio Grande City
Border Wall Photos