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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 icncontracting@iowa.gov. 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.

ICN Contracting Contacts

Brian Clayton
515-725-4616

Sheri Stephens
515-725-4747

FAX: 515-725-4774

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View currently available opportunities below.


ITB 21-079

The State of Iowa, Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission, operating the Iowa Communications Network (collectively ICN) is seeking bids from vendors who can provide Gigamon products and services as needed and requested by the Iowa Communications Network.

Bid proposals for ITB 21-079 must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST December 3, 2021.

ITB 21-079 Amendment 1

ITB 21-079 Q&As


ITB 21-082

The State of Iowa, Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission, operating the Iowa Communications Network (collectively ICN) is seeking bids from vendors to extend a 12-strand armored, fiber optic cable connection from the Cedar Rapids Department of Corrections 951 29th St., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA to an existing IDOT handhole with the ROW of I-380 Southbound and 27th St., SW Cedar Rapids, IA. 

Bid proposals for ITB 21-082 must be received by 2:00 p.m. CST December 10, 2021.

ITB 21-082 Scope of Work

ITB 21-082 Punchlist

ITB 21-082 Engineering Plans


ITB 21-078

The State of Iowa, Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission, operating the Iowa Communications Network (collectively ICN) is seeking bids from vendors to provide A10 Network products and services as needed and requested by the Iowa Communications Network.

Bid proposals for ITB 21-078 must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST December 17, 2021.

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