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Beaver Dam State Park Concession Services (2/11/14)

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.

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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 concession at Beaver Dam State Park located in Plainview, Illinois. The concession operation at Beaver Dam State Park 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, canoe equipment, bicycles, paddle boats, boating equipment, bait, fishing and hunting licenses, marine, fishing, picnic and camping supplies, vending machines and to place electronic/video games.

Located in Macoupin County seven miles southwest of Carlinville and situated in an oak/hickory woodland, Beaver Dam State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities on its 750 acres. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, and tent and trailer camping are among the most popular activities. Although beaver are virtually gone from this area, the park is named for a beaver dam that created its lake.
Park attendance in 2013 averaged 41,000 per month.

The vendor conference scheduled for January 22, 2014 has been cancelled.  Vendor conference shall not be rescheduled. 
See attached revised solicitation document. 
Solicitation Type:
Request for Proposal
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Due Date/Time:
2/11/2014 11:00 AM local time
Solicitation Document:
Solicitation Word Document (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
Not Applicable
Contact Name:
Lisa Wright
IDNR, One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702
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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.

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