Dead­line for con­struc­tion bids ex­tended

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

• The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has ex­tended its dead­line for com­pa­nies to bid on the first con­tracts for President Don­ald Trump’s pro­posed bor­der wall with Mex­ico.

U. S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion said the six- day ex­ten­sion to April 4 will al­low com­pa­nies time to con­sider an­swers to dozens of ques­tions that po­ten­tial bid­ders sub­mit­ted ahead of Wed­nes­day’s ini­tial dead­line. Ear­lier this month, the agency pub­lished re­quests for pro­pos­als for wall that would be 30 feet high and easy on the eye for those look­ing at it from the north.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D- Mo., said Tues­day that ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials in­formed her staff that next year’s bud­get will re­quest $ 2.6 bil­lion to build less than 75 miles of wall.

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