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USA awards border wall contracts

13 May The US government has awarded two contracts with a combined value of almost US$1bn for the replacement of stretches of the border wall with Mexico.

Texan contractor SLSCO has been awarded a US$789m firm-fixed-price contract for replacement of a section of border wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Nine bids for the work were invited, with six received. SLSCO’s work has an estimated completion date of 1st October 2020 and will be overseen by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The second contract, which was awarded to Barnard Construction of Montana, is worth US$187m. The firm-fixed-price contract is for a design-bid-build project to replace a section of wall in Yuma, Arizona. Four bids were invited and three were received.

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