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 18-021 (3)

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is seeking bids for surplus equipment identified in the attached Excel spreadsheet and also the trailers that house the equipment. The ICN purchased two semi-trailers that were previously used to provide mobile television production services by Sweetwater and NEP groups. The intent of the purchase was to refurbish the units into mobile communications center and a mobile product training center. Due to various reasons the ICN will no longer be retrofitting the units for the original purchase purposes and is seeking bids for the equipment within the trailers..

Bid proposals for Surplus 18-021 (3) must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST August 10, 2018.

18-021 (3) Exhibit A - Trailer Information
18-021 (3) Exhibit B - Trailer Inventory

18-021 Surplus Blue Trailer Exterior
18-021 Surplus Blue Trailer Interior #1
18-021 Surplus Blue Trailer Interior #2

18-021 Surplus White Trailer Exterior #1
18-021 Surplus White Trailer Exterior #2
18-021 Surplus White Trailer Interior #1
18-021 Surplus White Trailer Interior #2

18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21013 AA2
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21245 AK
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21249 AK
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21336 AP1
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21337 AP1
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21410 A6
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21412 A0
18-021 Surplus Canon Lens 21415