Notice of Fiber RFP

Posted: January 4, 2017 in

(Decorah, IA) The Decorah Telecommunications Utility is seeking proposals for a Fiber to the Premise Feasibility Study. The purpose of this effort is to hire a qualified consulting firm to provide insight on the feasibility of installing fiber to the premise within the city limits of Decorah.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is intended to generate responses to the set of defined issues listed within the Scope of Work section, and also stimulate creative ideas that will add value to the envisioned concept of a fiber to the premise (“FTTP”) network in the city.

The utility commission is issuing this RFP for the purpose of selecting a qualified contractor to provide, at competitive and reasonable costs, professional consulting services to conduct a study of the feasibility of the Decorah telecommunications utility providing a fiber to the premise (“FTTP”) network. The proposed study is complex in nature and includes a review of salient issues perhaps not seen in communities of similar size or demographics.

A copy of the RFP may be obtained by expressing interest to the contact below or downloading a copy from the City’s website at

Interested firms should submit seven (7) copies of their statement of qualifications and experience to the following address by no later than 12:00 noon, 2/6/2017.

Prospective responders with questions regarding this RFP may email or contact:

Chad A. Bird
City Manager
City of Decorah
400 Claiborne Drive
PO Box 138
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563)382‐3651