The Department of Natural Resources is
requesting Offers (bids/proposals) from responsible Vendors
to meet the State's needs. Below is a brief description of
our needs with detailed requirements in subsequent sections
of this solicitation. If you are interested and able to meet
these requirements, please submit an Offer.
The State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the operation of a restaurant, bait shop and boat rental facility at Argyle Lake State Park located in Colchester, Illinois. The concession operation at Argyle Lake will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold nonalcoholic beverages, tobacco products, selected souvenirs and novelties in good character, newspapers, post cards, boats, canoes, bicycles, paddle boats, boating equipment, bait, fishing and hunting licenses, marine, fishing, picnic and camping supplies, rental of docking space and two locations for a vending machine as designated by the Site Superintendent.
Known as a fisherman's delight, Argyle Lake State Park has a full complement of recreational opportunities. Just 7 miles from Macomb, Argyle Lake offers picnicking, camping, hiking and boating facilities in a scenic, natural setting. With its 93-acre lake for boating and fishing, 5 miles of rugged foot trails through luxuriant virgin forests, and full-service campgrounds, this heavily wooded, 1,700-acre site is the ideal place to spend a day, a weekend, or longer. The Twisted Oak campground contains 86 Class A (showers and electricity) campsites, the Big Oaks campground contains 24 Class B/E (electric only) and 18 Class C campsites (featuring vehicle access and restrooms). The Twin Oaks campground has 31 Class D (primitive) sites. A disposal station and restrooms with showers also are available.
Park attendance in 2013 was 425,000.
A mandatory vendor conference will be held October 21, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Argyle Lake State Park - Concession Building, 640 Argyle Park Road, Colchester, IL 62326. See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document.
VENDORS SUBMITTING FORMS B
Vendors intending to fulfill certification and disclosure requirements by supplying the State with their Illinois Procurement Gateway registration number, expiration date, and “FORMS B” documents must read this clarification document in its entirety.
VENDORS UTILIZING “FORMS B” MUST BE REGISTERED SPECIFICALLY WITH THE ILLINOIS PROCUREMENT GATEWAY TO BE DEEMED RESPONSIVE TO THIS SOLICITATION.
In order to verify that you are registered with the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) please click on “Registered Vendor Directory” on the IPG homepage (https://ipg.vendorreg.com). Search for your Business Name. If your company does not appear in the search results, then you are not registered in the IPG.
To use FORMS B, vendors must be listed in the “Registered Vendor Directory” as described above and provide a valid registration number with expiration date from the Illinois Procurement Gateway. Please note that it is possible for vendors, who have registered with another government entity (such as the City of Chicago’s Compliance and Certification portal) using the same portal software, to have a registration number and expiration date for a different (non-State of Illinois) application process. Registration information from other government entities will not be accepted.
If the “Registered Vendor Directory” does not list your company, then you must utilize the “FORMS A” option to meet the certification and disclosure requirements of this solicitation. Please submit Forms A with every bid/proposal until the State of Illinois notifies you that your IPG registration is approved and your Business Name appears in the “Registered Vendor Directory” as described above.
Public Act 95-971
contains registration requirements regarding bids and
proposals submitted by vendors. You must read and comply
with the requirements. See
www.purchase.state.il.us for additional information.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY In
compliance with the State and Federal Constitutions, the
Illinois Human Rights Act, the U.S. Civil Rights Act,
and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, the
State of Illinois does not discriminate in employment,
contracts, or any other activity.