Bidding 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. Vendors must comply with all affirmative action/equal employment opportunity provisions of State and Federal laws.

View currently available opportunities below. 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.


ITB 17-107

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is seeking telecommunications transport services.

Bid proposals for ITB 17-107 must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST January 5, 2018.

17-017 ITB Attachment 5, Vendor Response Form

17-107 ITB Exhibit A, ICN Aggregated Interconnection Locations

17-107 ITB Questions & Answers


ITB 17-045

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is seeking bids for a vendor to provide an HVAC upgrade for ICN FOTS rooms.

Bid proposals for RFP 17-045 must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST January 4, 2018.

ITB 17-045 Bettendorf Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Burlington Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Calmar Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Council Bluffs Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Creston Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Denison Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Estherville Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Fort Dodge Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Independence Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Mason City Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Newton Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Oelwein Bid Document (revised)
ITB 17-045 Ottumwa Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Peosta Dubuque Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Sioux City Bid Document
ITB 17-045 Waterloo Bid Document