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RFQ for Design Build for Texas Border Infrastructure

Solicitation ID: 303-2-00365

Status: Awarded

Contact Name: Rico Gamino

Contact Number: 512-936-3567

Contact Email: rico.gamino@tfc.state.tx.us

Response Due Time: 3:00 PM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 303

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 9/24/2021

Response Due Date: 10/15/2021

Last Modified: 1/12/2023 5:47 pm

Solicitation Description:


Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2269 Subchapter G, the TFC is requesting Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for Design-Build (D-B) services for Project #22-003-2535 (the Program), for the successful execution and completion of the Texas Border Infrastructure (TBI) construction program or portions of it, including new barrier structure and associated infrastructure as described further below. TFC anticipates awarding to multiple qualified D-B contractors in Step I of this procurement. 

Step I of the procurement will select one or more D-B contractors as “pre-qualified” for follow on discussions (Step II). Step II will involve discussions around demonstrated competence and qualifications, considerations of the safety and long-term durability of the project, the feasibility of implementing the project as proposed, the ability of the offeror to meet schedules and or costing methodology. Selection of qualified candidate(s) will be followed by Step III negotiations with the selected Design-Builder/s (one or more) based on historic pre-construction service fees and preliminary design phase service fees. Step III culminates in the award of D-B contract(s) with a pricing structure under which a follow-on task order will be priced. Step IV would contemplate issuing and negotiating a Task Order for a specific section of border infrastructure. Each Task Order if issued will be issued for individual projects on an as needed basis. Each selected D-B firm, if vetted as most qualified for a task order, will be awarded a single task order or project. The cost of work associated with the first anticipated Phase II program is estimated to be a maximum of approximately $185M and subsequent task orders have a potential to add an additional $515M in D-B efforts to the program. 


On June 1, 2021, the Governor issued a Disaster Declaration for 34 Texas counties near or along the U.S. southern border to provide additional resources and strategies to combat the influx of illegal immigrants as well as the rise in criminal activities, including criminal trespass. On June 16, 2021, the Governor directed the TFC to hire a Program Manager to oversee construction of the Texas Border Infrastructure (TBI). The Program Manager(s) will lead the process of planning and executing the program and will oversee procurement of the D-B contractors and subcontractors needed to build the TBI. The Program Manager(s) will identify State owned lands and willing private landowners to facilitate construction of the TBI along an alignment that supports the Department of Public Safety law enforcement activities.

TBI Program: In response to the Governor’s directive, TFC introduces a strategic initiative in 2021 to construct TBI segments on state owned, local government owned, and privately owned property from El Paso to the Gulf Coast. The initiative contemplates sequencing multiple phases of development of the unsecured border over multiple years, with a goal to complete as much of the TBI and its accompanying infrastructure elements as possible in the shortest timeframe.

Key Events Schedule

Item - Deadline

Post Request for Qualifications - Friday, September 24, 2021

Pre-Submittal Conference - Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:00 AM CT

Question Deadline - Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 5:00 PM CT

Publish Response to RFQ Questions - Friday, October 8, 2021

SOQ Submissions Due - Friday, October 15, 2021, 3:00 PM CT

Short List of D-B Firms for Interview/Discussion - Thursday, October 21, 2021

Discussions/Interviews of D-B Firms - Monday-Wednesday, October 25-27, 2021

TFC Selection of D-B Firms for RFP Task Order Solicitation - Thursday October 28, 2021

RFP Task Order Solicitations - TBD

Step-Two Task Order Discussions/Interviews - TBD

TFC Selection of Highest-Ranking D-B - TBD

Commission Award of Task Order - TBD

Class/Item Code(s): 90930-Building Construction (Not Otherwise Classified)
91323-Construction, Defense And Military Structure


1ESBD_File_257922_HUB Subcontracting Plan Form.pdfHUB Subcontracting Plan Form
2ESBD_File_257922_2-00365 TFC Design-Build Agreement.pdfDesign-Build Contract Template
3ESBD_File_257922_Pre-Submittal Conference Audio Recording 10012021.m4aPre-Submittal Conference Audio Recording
4ESBD_File_257922_2-00365 Addendum 1.pdfAddendum 1 - Includes registration list from pre-submittal conference
5ESBD_File_257922_2-00365 Addendum 2.pdfAddendum 2 - Questions from Pre-Submittal Conference
6ESBD_File_257922_2-00365 Addendum 3.pdfAddendum 3 - Q&A from Respondents
7ESBD_File_257922_2-00365 Request for Qualifications Document - Addendum 3.docxRequest for Qualifications Document - Revised Addendum 3

Contractor Name Mailing Address Value Per Contractor Contractor Hub Status Award Date Award Status
BFBC of Texas, LLC 701 Gold Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 993588 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 11/8/2022 Full Award
BFBC of Texas, LLC 701 Gold Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 140000000 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 12/2/2022 Full Award
Southwest Valley Constructors Company 2050 Roanoke Rd, Suite 100, Westlake TX 76262 995000 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 10/20/2022 Full Award
Posillico Civil Inc. 9811 S IH 35, Building 6, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78744 162265000 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 11/18/2021 Full Award