Skip to comments.Trump border wall could bypass competitive bids under emergency declaration, experts say
Posted on 02/16/2019 6:26:36 PM PST by 11th_VA
... President Trumps declaration of a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall could open the possibility of circumventing a competitive bidding process to award a multibillion-dollarcontract to a favored company, some government contracting experts warned Friday.
The most extreme scenario, contracting experts say, is one in which Trump flexes his presidential powers, channels his background as a real estate mogul, and selects a winner as if hosting The Apprentice.
The president does have the prerogative to circumvent all of the competitive requirements by claiming a national emergency, said D. Kent Goodger, a retired federal contracting officer. He can go right to a favored source to build a fence. ...
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Git r dun
My bet is he will build it for a fraction of the cost.
This resident gasbag must have forgotten how President Trump came down on boeing to save taxpayers a 1.4 billion measly bucks for the next generation air force one.
He already has a least one contractor working on it. I don’t see a problem with sole-sourcing it at this point. Either they are satisfied with the work being done, or they’re not. There’s a lot to be said for a contractor who has already moved down the learning curve.
C.C. Meyers still alive?
Crank up the steel plants. Trump changed the playing field early on for steel manufacturing in the US. He is way ahead of this critics.
It will probably cost him less than the train to nowhere—and he will actually build it.
Let the write and write and write and write and talk and talk and talk.
Didn’t help them defeat him at the polls and may have helped him.
58 Million people are reading directly what HE says in his tweets.
Sucks to be the msm and not be able to slice and dice his words.
It should be built by Texas companies. We deserve it. Texas has sprent billions during three years of policing the border. Billions more have been spent on educating millions of illegal children and the anchor babies of illegal aliens and providing healthcare to illegal families.
“It should be built by Texas companies. “
As a Massachusetts resident,I agree.
That ain’t gonna happen. Trump knows better.>But depends on what the normal rules are. Do they have to pick the lowest or from the top 3??
Exactly. He’s going to take a look at the price and divide by three. We’ll eventually get it for half price.
Bezo’s Compost worries about money, how rich.
He’ll be accused of Halliburton tactics no matter what.
Trump is making the democrats into fools..
For a year they will look like they do not want any walls at the border
It will be in court for a year..
Another secret not told by the press....
Legal immigrants hate illegals
Trump will win that vote in 2020
There you go, ‘the enemy of our nation’ the Washington Post looking for any way possible to cast this as a scandal.
“My bet is he will build it for a fraction of the cost.”
Exactly, that is how President Trump works.
...My bet is he will build it for a fraction of the cost...
And complete it earlier than estimated.
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