Southwest Iowa Planning Council
Southwest Iowa Planning Council

Request for Proposals



Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) seeks quotes from qualified vendors for photocopy/print/scan services at our office location at 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, Iowa 50022.  SWIPCO anticipates a lease agreement of two managed machines, each with the ability to copy, print, and scan (both to a network and to email) for a lease period of not less than 3 years, billed monthly.  One of the machines must have the ability to print in color, collate, staple, and utilize paper up to 11” x 17” in size.  Both machines must have the ability to print at least 35 prints per minute in black and white.  Machine usage must be able to be monitored by an online user portal and usage must be able to be tracked via project codes generated by SWIPCO.  The rental contract shall include rental of the machines, as well as a service agreement to cover all service, parts, labor, and supplies (except paper).  For reference, SWIPCO prints approximately 4,000 black and white and 2,000 color pages per month.


Because the contract is anticipated to be significantly less than $25,000 over the course of the 3 years, this purchase is considered a “small purchase” under SWIPCO’s procurement procedures.  As such, quotes are request from firms, which is less formal than a request for proposals.  Interested firms are strongly encouraged to arrange a time to meet with SWIPCO staff to review SWIPCO’s current copy/print/scan environment and discuss needs.  This should be scheduled between May 28 and June 7, 2024.  Quotes will be accepted at any time up until 5:00pm June 10, 2024 with board action anticipated to be at the June 27, 2024 SWIPCO board meeting with service to start as soon as possible thereafter.  All quotes must include at least 3 references of other customers of similar size within the SWIPCO region.  Selection will be made based upon price as well as an evaluation of quality of service and machines proposed based upon reference checks and comparisons of manufacturer’s specifications and third-party reviewers.  Quotes should be submitted via email to SWIPCO is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender.  

Career Opportunties



Atlantic, Harlan, Red Oak, and Shenandoah Area Drivers:

Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA) is seeking a part-time drivers in the Atlantic, Harlan, Red Oak, and Shenandoah areas for a number of shifts. Applicant must possess or be willing to acquire a commercial driver’s license class C with passenger endorsement (SWITA will assist with ELDT and  drive test), and enjoy working with the public. Starting wage is $16.00 per hour plus IPERS and PTO. Applicant must be able to obtain a CDL Medical Exam and pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen.


For questions contact Daurine Petersen at 800-842-8065. Please apply online or send the application below to SWITA, Attn: Daurine, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, Iowa, 50022 or email to

SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.  

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