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.


Surplus 17-040-3

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is seeking bids for surplus equipment that we are removing from our network and warehouse.

Bid proposals for Surplus 17-040-3 must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST July 27, 2017.

Surplus 17-040-3 Equipment List


ITB 17-078

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) will be receiving bid proposals for ICN OSP Project # 79170207 Poweshiek Co – Place new regen hut in Brooklyn, IA.

ICN will be receiving bid proposals for a new FOTS building site work located at the corner of I-80 EB ramp and County Rd V-18.  Site work to include concrete slab removal, minor grading, concrete foundation work, white rock surfacing, chain link fencing and crane services for prefabricated building placement.

Bid proposals for ITB 17-078 must be received by 2:00 p.m. CST July 28, 2017.

ITB 17-078 AGB9758 Stamped Prints
ITB 17-078 Brooklyn Regin Site
ITB 17-078 Questions and Answers
ITB 17-078 Questions and Answers 2


ITB 17-084

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) will be receiving bid proposals for ICN OSP Project # 78170707 Pottawattamie Co - Council Bluffs, College Rd (Aerial rebuild)

ICN will be receiving bid proposals for an aerial rebuild. The existing ADSS fiber along College Rd. has several attenuated and broken fibers in several locations.

Bid proposals for ITB 17-084 must be received by 2:00 p.m. CST July 31, 2017.

ITB 17-084 Scope of Work
ITB 17-084 Cable Replacement