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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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 response, or include “Iowa Department of Transportation, proposal number & response 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 the names of potential prime contractors prior to the response due date. 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.


Request for Bid (RFB)

Proposal No. Description Response Due Date Proposal Guaranty Required (Y/N) Agent

Electrical Upgrade to the Albia Maintenance Facility



NA Jody McNaughton

The roof replacements on DOT maintenance garages located in Ames, Anamosa, Mount Pleasant, Rock Rapids, and Sigourney

Plans for Ames

Plans for Anamosa

Plans for Mount Pleasant

Plans for Rock Rapids

Plans for Sigourney

Addendum 1

Addendum 2


*Revised due date*

N Jody McNaughton

Cleaning services at the Ankeny Motor Vehicle Department


Laura Linduski

Replacement of radiant heat system and the mechanics bay exhaust system at Decorah DOT maintenance facility


Addendum 1


Y Jody McNaughton

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Proposal No. Description Response Due Date Proposal Guaranty Required (Y/N) Email Agent

Digital license plate system and license plate sheeting

Questions and Responses

4/5/2017 N Jean Gustafson


Proposal No. Description Response Due Date Email Agent

Cleaning services at the Ankeny Motor Vehicle Department


Laura Linduski

3rd admin duct work removal and replacement


Addendum 1 Plan

Questions and Responses

3/27/2017 Laura Linduski

Stucco repair work at the DOT building and grounds building at Ames DOT complex

Mandatory pre-bid meeting:
Date: 3/16/2017 at 10 a.m.
Location: 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010


3/29/2017 Jody McNaughton

Floor sumps and installation


3/29/2017 Rhonda Ruark

Tuck pointing of the DOT's Creston RCE building and Hanlontown maintenance facility south elevation

Plans for Creston

Plans for Hanlontown

4/3/2017 Jody McNaughton


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.

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