GSA Announces Intent to Award Phase II Contract for LPOE Pacific Highway Lane Expansion Upgrade to Tribal One-RJS Joint Venture (T1-RJS Joint Venture, LLC)


Denver, CO- The General Services Administration (GSA), Region 10, has officially announced that the design-build project for significant upgrades and a lane expansion to the Land Port of Entry on the Pacific Highway has been set aside for Tribal One-RJS Joint Venture (T1-RJS Joint Venture, LLC) utilizing the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program.

Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Infrastructure Reduction Act (IRA) this project, located in Blaine, WA, aims to enhance critical border facilities between the US and Canada. It involves comprehensive design, construction, and commissioning services, adhering to GSA Design Excellence standards and sustainability requirements. The expansion encompasses new lanes, booths, and enhanced inspection areas, resulting in more streamlined processing while enhancing border security for both Nations.   

The JV is proud to be partnering with Cushing Terrel, bringing decades of design expertise and complementing our own skillsets.  Our team is poised to deliver outstanding results on this crucial national infrastructure project, prioritizing quality, and innovation throughout.



Established in 2002, Tribal One-RJS Joint Venture (T1-RJS Joint Venture, LLC) is a collaborative force, born from the partnership between two reputable full-service general contractors. Tribal One (T1), a lower 48 Tribally-Owned SBA Certified 8(a), and RJS Construction, Inc., a Woman & Native American Owned Small Business (WOSB). Headquartered in North Bend, Oregon, T1-RJS stands as an IEE/ISBEE qualified and design-build general contractor serving the federal government nationwide.

With over 60 years of combined experience and a reputation of excellence, T1-RJS has demonstrated successful past performance in executing mission critical and complex construction projects safely, on time, and on budget. Drawing on decades of experience in design-build, vertical and horizontal construction, and project management, T1-RJS consistently produces top-tier projects for federal agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), General Service Administration (GSA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Interiors (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Health Services (IHS), and other. Our capabilities span a broad spectrum, including but not limited to heavy civil work, remedial construction, historical preservation, military construction (MILCON), and facility-sustainment-renovation-modernization (FSRM), and more.

Backed by an honest and reliable reputation for quality construction, superior customer service, and meticulous project delivery, we’ve formed strategic partnerships with premier design firms and trade partners across the nation. Our financial strength provides an unprecedented bonding capacity of $35 million single and $80 million aggregate, setting us apart in the realm of SBA 8(a) small businesses.

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