Immigration reform watchers are questioning whether a recent solicitation bid to print more green cards hints the Obama Administration will honor its promise to carry out immigration reform this year.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted a solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website this month seeking bids from vendors to print millions of cards annually. The bid reads as follows:

"The requirement is for an estimated 4 million cards annually with the potential to buy as many as 34 million cards total. The ordering periods for this requirement shall be for a total of five (5) years."

The USCIS states the winning contractor would need to be able to quickly process up to 9 million PRC and EAD cards in order to "support potential surge" in demand and "to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements." PRC cards are Permanent Residency Cards, informally known as "green cards," and EAD cards are Employment Authorization Documents.

Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, initiated under the Obama Administration, EAD cards were issued to undocumented immigrations to avoid deportation for two years if they met certain conditions. Many of those recipients are in the process of renewing their DACA applications.

A USCIS official told the Daily Mail on Monday the draft bid was published "in case the president makes the move we think he will." broke the story based on information uncovered by the controversial Center for Immigration Studies. Jessica Vaughan from CIS said the solicitation bid "seems to indicate that the president is contemplating an enormous executive action that is even more expansive than the plan that Congress rejected."

Congress has been unable to successfully pass immigration reform, despite the Senate passing a bipartisan bill in June 2013, which Obama supported and included "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. The bill was fiercely criticized by the Republican-led House of Representatives and so far has not debated the bill. However, House Speaker John Boehner said the house would hold a debate on immigration in 2015. 

The Obama Administration promised twice to to take executive action on immigration reform. The plan was to take executive action by either late August or early September following recommendations from the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security. Then the children refugees from Central America started crossing the border and immigration became a polarized topic once again. In early September, Obama announced he would delay his decision until November -- likely after the mid-terms. National Latino organizations were bitterly disappointed about the announcement. And there were accusations it was a politically motivated decision by Senate Democrats facing challenges to their seats and the concern that Republicans could dominate the Senate.

During a speech before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Oct. 2, President Obama said, "I've said before that if Congress failed to live up to its responsibilities to solve this problem, I would act to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, and I meant what I said.  So this is not question of if but when."