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Bid Opportunities

Vendors interested in providing bids on ICN Services should check this page often for recent opportunities. ICN has four types of bidding opportunities.

  • Request For Information (RFI), is used when the ICN is gathering information for analysis, prior to drafting or issuing a procurement request, such as an ITB or RFP.
  • Invitation To Bid (ITB), is used when products or services are identified and cost is the primary criteria for vendor selection.
  • Request For Proposal (RFP), is used when the ICN describes a product or service need and the vendor details how it can meet the ICN’s need. An RFP allows the ICN to consider factors such as; how vendor meets the requirements, project approach, supplier qualifications/experience, value added services, etc. in addition to price.
  • Surplus Equipment Sale (SES), is used when the ICN has surplus equipment for vendors to bid on, award is typically based upon price.

As with all procurement opportunities, the ICN suggests you read the document carefully as it will include information related to what the ICN is requesting and how vendors may respond. Complete the forms, following all the enclosed instructions. Once you have downloaded the file, if you would like to be kept informed about any potential changes, e-mail Be sure to include the RFP/ITB/RFI/SES number, and your contact information. Vendors must comply with all affirmative action/equal employment opportunity provisions of State and Federal laws.

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Brian Clayton

Sheri Stephens

FAX: 515-725-4774

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Here are the bidding opportunities.

Surplus Equipment Sale 23-003 (2)

Master Disposal 23-003 (2)

ICN is seeking bids for surplus equipment that we are removing from our network and warehouse. The equipment listing is identified within the Pricing section below and pictures provided for reference only.

Bid proposals for SES 23-003 must be actually received by the ICN by 3:00 p.m. CST March 30, 2023.

Extra Engine #1
Extra Engine #2
Fan Trays
Great Lakes Cabinet 1
Great Lakes Cabinet 2
Great Lakes Cabinet 3
Off White Cabinet
Optima EPSn816221 cabinet

ITB 23-016

The State of Iowa, Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission, operating the Iowa Communications Network (collectively “ICN”) is seeking bid proposals to relocate approximately 1.7 miles of fiber along Hwy 20 in Woodbury Co., due to a DOT paving project. Said project is from the Hwy 20 – Hwy 75 interchange East to Carroll Ave., with an additional 890’ along Buchanan Ave.

Bid proposals for ITB 23-016 must be received by 2:00 p.m. CST March 24, 2023.

ITB 23-016 Statement of Work
ITB 23-016 Punchlist
ITB 23-016 Engineering Plans
ITB 23-016 Typicals
ITB 23-016 DOT Documents


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