WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration announced today the open period for submitting proposals to the Donations Acceptance Program.
Beginning now through Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. EST, proposals may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for CBP and GSA consideration.
The Donations Acceptance Program enables CBP, in collaboration with GSA, to partner with private sector and government entities on U.S. port of entry infrastructure and technology improvements. These partnerships are expected to reduce border wait times, support increased traffic flow and volume, and yield other transportation and security-related benefits.
CBP and GSA may accept donations of real property, personal property including monetary donations, and non-personal services. Accepted donations may be used for U.S. port of entry construction, alteration, operations and maintenance purposes.
Proposals will be evaluated based on their ability to satisfy the criteria provided in the Section 559 Donation Acceptance Authority Proposal Evaluation Procedures & Criteria Framework. More information regarding the Donations Acceptance Program including a link to register for the Oct. 21 webinar session and guidance for submitting proposals can be found on the program’s page on CBP.gov.
The Donations Acceptance Program is a key component of CBP’s Resource Optimization Strategy, which enables CBP to provide new or expanded services at U.S. ports of entry. In July, CBP announced that proposals submitted last year by the City of Donna, Texas; the City of El Paso, Texas; and the City of Pharr, Texas had been selected for further planning and development.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.