Government contracts and opportunities in the business to government (B2G) market can come in all shapes and sizes. In 2017, the biggest and most widely discussed might be President Trump’s long-discussed, highly controversial plan to build a wall along the border separating the United States and Mexico.

This week, that project became a tangible reality in the form of a presolicitation issued by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection. Broadcasted on FedBizOpps – the popular host site for federal business opportunities – the design/build project was also captured in Onvia’s B2G Intelligence System (B2GIS).

Trump’s Border Wall

Awards for Design-Build Contracts Expected in April

The border wall project was published with little fanfare and categorized as simply a “Design-Build Structure.” Design-build contracting has gained increased focus in the public sector in the last several years.

The presolicitation indicates that the procurement process will take place in two phases – the first requiring vendors to “submit a concept paper of their prototype(s) by March 10”. Qualified vendors will be selected by March 20, and those that qualified then will submit their full proposals by March 24. Multiple awards are expected to be released by mid-April.

The Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends on issuing a solicitation in electronic format on or about March 6, 2017 for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.

Presolicitation captured in Onvia's B2GIS

Although much of the Trump administration’s impact on government procurement remains unclear, it has made spending on infrastructure and public safety a top priority.

In an announcement to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Trump said, “I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States – financed through both public and private capital – creating millions of new jobs.” More opportunities for public-private partnerships and federal contracting opportunities will likely follow.

Onvia Captures Federal Business Opportunities – Plus State and Local

For major projects like the border wall construction, when the turnaround time is just a matter of days between the release of the solicitation and the due date of the bid or RFP, having enough time and information to act quickly is critical. So proactive businesses are leveraging future opportunities and historic data to get the intelligence they need.

Onvia’s B2GIS provides that intelligence. Its coverage ranges from massive federal contracting projects like the proposed border wall, down to smaller design and construction opportunities at the state and local government level, all across the entire lifecycle of each project.

Our system contains the same functionality as FedBizOpps but opens a window to a much wider range of opportunity. While Onvia does provide a broad coverage of federal business opportunities – including all publicly available procurements greater than $25k in value – we also track projects from all government agencies, including states, counties, cities and towns, school districts, public utilities and much more.

In addition to the presolicitation for the Trump administration’s border wall, Onvia’s B2GIS tracked more than 6,000 other government contracting opportunities for design/build services in the last year:

6,000+ government contracting opportunities for design/build services

Our B2GIS provides coverage of opportunities in the budget, presolicitation, proposal, award and post-award stages. We give government market contractors a broad view into the entire B2G marketplace, and allow them the time and information they need to capitalize on more government leads.

Request a free demo today to see how you can put Onvia’s B2G Intelligence System to work for your business.