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.
As a reminder, TFC reserves the right to change the dates in the Schedule of Events set forth upon written notification to Respondents.