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 16-088

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) will be receiving sealed bid proposals until 2:00 p.m., September 29, 2016 for ICN OSP Project #77163405 Polk Co / Dallas Co – Iowa Lottery Diversity.

Scope of Work
Final Plans


ITB 16-091

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) will be receiving sealed bid proposals until 2:00 p.m., October 4, 2016 for ICN OSP Project #01160105 Adair Co – Adair County Hospital – Stuart IA.

Scope of Work
Final Plans


ITB 16-000-7

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) will be receiving bid proposals until 3:00 p.m., October 7, 2016 for surplus equipment that we are removing from our network and warehouse.