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).

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 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.


Request for Bid (RFB)

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

Construction of New Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility in Muscatine Iowa

Mandatory Pre-bid for General Contractors
Date/Time: December 5, 2016, at 11 a.m.
Location: The McAvoy Center 1403 Park Ave, Muscatine IA 52761 Rooms 101-102


1/11/2017 Y Jody McNaughton

Remodeling of the Ames Iowa Department of Transportation Driver's License Station

Mandatory Pre-bid for General Contractors
Date/Time: December 7, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Location: 3708 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010


Questions and Responses Set 1

1/11/2017 Y Jody McNaughton

Request for Proposal (RFP)

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


Proposal No. Description Response Due Date Email Agent

Cleaning Services at the Fairfield Driver License Station

12/7/2016 Laura Linduski

Tile flooring project for Iowa Department of Transportions Location and Environment Area



Jody McNaughton

Lighting Retro Fitting for DOT's Pacific Junction Maintenance Facility



Jody McNaughton

Graphic Design Services

12/15/2016 Rhonda Ruark

Cleaning and painting of Lintels at the Repair Shop for the Iowa Department of Transportation in Ames


Jody McNaughton
RFB17761 Tile Project US 169 4.09 miles North of Dallas/Boone line 12/21/2016 Laura Linduski


RFI No. Description Due Date Email Agent

Custom Web Application and Native App for Highway and Bridge Construction Specifications

Questions and Responses Set 1

12/19/2016 Jean Gustafson


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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