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 17-059

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is receiving sealed bid proposals to extend a fiber connection from first floor data room at the new Mercy Hospital Clinic at 250 SW Brookside Drive, Grimes, Iowa.

Sealed bid proposals for ITB 17-059 must be received by 2:00 p.m. CST June 5, 2017.

ITB 17-059 Engineering Final
ITB 17-059 Scope of Work


ITB 17-058

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) operating the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is receiving sealed bid proposals to extend a 36-strand armored fiber connection from an ICN fiber at the intersection of Army Post Road and Southwest 42nd Street in Des Moines, to the Norwalk Mercy Clinic at 9421 Marketplace Drive.

Sealed bid proposals for ITB 17-058 must be received by 11:00 a.m. CST May 31, 2017.

ITB 17-058 Engineering Final
ITB 17-058 Scope of Work
ITB 17-058 Bid Alternates


Surplus 17-040 (2)

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 (2) must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST May 22, 2017.