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How to Do Business with the State of Iowa

Expand your opportunities with just a few clicks.

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services, Central Procurement Bureau is dedicated to providing access to any company wanting to do business with the State of Iowa.

Any business can check on current bidding opportunities at any time.
No special trips - - - No waiting - - - With just a few clicks, you'll be ready to do business!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Step 1

Register for future State of Iowa, Department of Administrative Services bid opportunities and receive notification electronically when a bid posting meets your criteria. Our new electronic tool will allow you to respond on-line and eliminate paper. To receive notification and respond on-line, you must register at Iowa Vendor Self Service.

If you have questions, contact Karl Wendt.

Step 2

Check the DAS website regularly for bidding opportunities. The View Hosted Bids link will take you to a comprehensive listing of bid opportunities managed by DAS. Below the View Hosted Bids link are additional opportunities within other areas of state government, including the Department of Transportation and regents institutions.

Please check the bid opportunity listings frequently and respond to those in which you are interested.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Answers to questions may also be found on our frequently asked questions page.

Step 3

Once you have been awarded a contract or purchase order, complete the Federal Identification (W-9) form. This form requires your signature, so you will need to print, sign and return via FAX or mail order for the process to be completed.

If your company chooses to receive payment electronically, be sure to complete the EFT Authorization Form.

Contact Information

Email, mail or FAX all forms to the address below. Please be sure to include all forms with your name, complete mailing address and phone number.

Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Central Procurement Bureau
Hoover State Office Bldg, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0105

Phone: 515-281-7073
Email: purchasing.mailbox@iowa.gov

Updated 06/2016