Purchasing Section

CURRENT SOLICITATION SCHEDULE

The current solicitation schedule provides the list of current needs for the department. This site contains solicitations for facility improvement projects, miscellaneous large and small equipment, vehicles, information technology services and miscellaneous goods and services. Types of requests are categorized as; requests for bid (RFB), requests for proposal (RFP) or request for information (RFI).

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SOLICITATION NOTIFICATION

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Request for information
An RFI may be sought by the Department at any time for purposes of seeking industry knowledge of products or services. There are no awards or purchases made by the Iowa DOT for these types of requests.

The Iowa Administrative Code defines two types of solicitation; Formal and Informal based on thresholds of cost

  1. Formal
    A formal, sealed bid procedure is used for purchase of goods and/or services exceeding $50,000.00.
  2. Informal
    An Informal bid procedure is used for purchase of goods and/or services less than $50,000.00.

All correspondence, documents, addendums or other pertinent information will be posted below for each solicitation. Vendors will be required to visit the current solicitation schedule periodically for all updates.

Please use the furnished mailing label included in each bid proposal, or include  “Iowa Department of Transportation, proposal number & letting date” on the outside of the return envelope.

The list of solicitations will be refreshed at 3 p.m. each day.

Construction projects

The Iowa DOT's Purchasing Section does not provide plan holders names of potential prime contractors. Sets of plans and specifications for construction projects are now attached to the posted solicitation opportunity list. To the fullest extent possible, plan rooms will be utilized statewide for potential bidders to have the ability to print the solicitation, plans and specifications.



Formal Listing

Request for Bid (RFB)

Proposal No. Description Response Due Date Bid Bond Required (Y/N) Agent
RFB23023 Security Guard Services at Ames DOT Complex 12/18/2019 N Rhonda Ruark
RFB23029 Revised Rebid of the Motor Pool Remodel

Plans
1/8/2020 N Jody McNaughton
RFB22984 Bitumen Distributor Trailers

Addendum 1
12/11/2019 N Zach Gillen

 

Request for Proposal (RFP)
Proposal No. Description Response Due Date Bid Bond Required (Y/N) Agent
RFP22695 IA DOT Organizational Performance Management Initiative 1/15/2020 N Rhonda Ruark


Request for Information (RFI)

RFI No. Description Due Date Email Agent

 

All posted requests are subject to change. It is the responsibility of each vendor to check this Web site for all addendums, questions, revisions, etc., prior to the response due date.