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Military prequalifying contractors for $8B of border wall construction

Like most construction work secured as part of a federal contract, companies interested in competing for border wall contracts must also be able to provide payment and performance bonds. Under this solicitation, contractors must have the capacity to bond a single project worth $1.5 billion.

The military is pushing ahead with what promises to be massive spending on border wall construction despite legal actions that threaten to invalidate the president’s national emergency declaration, which he made after Congress refused to authorize the amount of money he requested via appropriations.

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