The American Samoa Contractors Association wants to delay bidding on the construction of the proposed 20 milllion US dollar American Army reserve Complex.
The bid for the complex is set for August 9th, but the Association is lobbying the Federal Government to delay the bid for two months.
The Association, which is made up of local firms, wants a share of the project, and is pulling together resources to make a joint bid.
But it fears that the three major construction companies in the region, which all operate out of New Zealand, will out bid them.
The Association says the delay would allow the group the time it needs to prepare a bid.