Notice to Bidders

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Starting July 27th, 2022, the Department of Natural Resource will be accepting sealed construction bids via email.

Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0034, or via email at until 11:00am, October 19, 2023for the public improvement projects listed below, at which time they will be opened publicly. After the bid opening, bid results may be obtained by visiting the Department’s website at In addition to attending the bid opening in person, interested parties may also call in to the following number to listen to the bid opening:

Conference call number: +1 (240) 623-0919

PIN: 683-750-293#

In order to improve sound quality, please mute your phone by pressing *6. If you have questions, you can unmute your phone by pressing *6.

Sealed bids sent via email must be sent to All bids, and required documentation, must contain a scanned original signature. – Electronic signatures are not allowed. When emailing bid documents, the subject line of the email must state the following: Project Number, Project Name, and Bid Letting Date. Please ensure the first page of the emailed attachment, or first of multiple attachments, is the bid proposal. No bids shall be accepted via FAX.

Note: The United States Postal Service (USPS) does not deliver mail or packages directly to the address provided above but rather to the Capitol Complex Mail Room. Extra time should be allotted for proposals sent by the USPS. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources shall not consider bids if they are not received by the Department of Natural Resources mail room or reception staff, by the time and date described in this Notice to Bidders, regardless of whether the bid was mailed or received at the Capitol Complex Mail Room or other state government location prior to that time and date.

Project documents, including drawings, specifications, proposal forms, and addenda items for the project are available at Beeline and Blue, at 2507 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines IA 50312. Please visit'' or contact (515) 244-1611 for more information. Alternatively, Bid Documents can be viewed or printed online at

The Department shall comply with all public improvement procurement laws, as outlined in the plans and specifications and including but not limited to: Iowa Code chapter 26 related to public construction bidding; Iowa Code chapter 73 related to preferences; Iowa Code chapter 573 related to labor and materials on public improvements; rules promulgated by the Department of Administrative Services – General Services Enterprise as they may apply; rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission, as they may apply; and any federal statutes, rules and/or executive orders that may be associated depending on funding sources. Bidders shall comply with these laws to be considered and are encouraged to be familiar with public improvement procurement requirements and the bidding documents before submitting a bid.

Each bidder shall accompany the bid with a bid security as defined in Iowa code section 26.8. Scanned copies of the bid security will be accepted for those bidders submitting bids electronically. Additionally, the submission of an electronic bid security in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order, the original security must be mailed to the Department at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 within (5) business days of the bid letting date. The bid security must be in an amount set forth in the bidding documents and made payable to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Failure to execute a contract for the proposed work and file an acceptable Performance Bond, in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price and a certificate of liability insurance, within thirty (30) days of the date of the award of the contract, will be just and sufficient cause for the rescinding of the award and the forfeiture of the bid security.


Sweet Marsh WMA

Quail Avenue PCC Pavement Maintenance Rebid

Proposal Guarantee: $12,500.00

Completion Date: 08/30/2024

Project Description:

This project consists of PCC pavement patches, crack cleaning and filling and foreslope armoring at Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area.


McIntosh Woods State Park

Fish Cleaning Station

Proposal Guarantee: $6,250.00

Completion Date: 06/01/2024

Project Description:

This project consists of removing and replacing the fish cleaning table, concrete pad, and utilities at

McIntosh Woods State Park in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.


Silver Lake WMA

Shoreline Stabilization

Proposal Guarantee: $50,000.00

Completion Date: 09/30/2024

Project Description:

This project consists of tree clearing and armoring along the north side of Silver Lake.


Pleasant Creek Recreation Area

Pavement Preservation Phase 2

Proposal Guarantee: $25,000.00

Completion Date: 10/11/2024

Project Description:

This project consists of pavement preservation; crack cleaning and filling, patching, and fog sealing at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, Linn County, Iowa.

Posted 10/1/2023