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Bid for DNR DIRECT Automated License & Permits System (05/22/2013)

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 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires the services of a vendor to implement a second edition of an automated statewide system that the DNR uses to sell or otherwise make available to the public selected outdoor recreation and commercial privileges it administers. These privileges include, but are not limited to: hunting and fishing licenses; permits; watercraft and snowmobile renewals; commercial licenses; camping reservations; and harvest reporting.

The Department of Natural Resources implemented an automated license and permits system (DNR DIRECT) in 2006. The system is a fully-integrated network of Point of Sale (POS), telephone (TSS), and Internet sales (WSS) of selected outdoor recreation and commercial privileges. DNR DIRECT provides customers with a convenient way to purchase privileges and the DNR with an effective method to enforce licensing regulations and to collect and manage fees associated with these privileges. The current version of DNR DIRECT sells annually more than 100 types of privileges with current sales of approximately 2.0 million privileges; sells annually approximately 34,000 camping reservations and approximately 150,000 vehicle renewals; and processes annually approximately 200,000 harvest reports.

All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. CST, March 12, 2013. All questions and/or clarifications will be published to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin and DNR website. Only written answers to questions shall be binding on the State. Please submit written questions to the Solicitation Contact below (also listed in Section 1.1 of the solicitation document).
Solicitation Type:
Invitation for Bid
General Services
Bid Published:
Due Date/Time:
5/22/2013 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
Solicitation Document DNR DIRECT 22030104 (pdf) (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
Not Applicable
See DNR DIRECT Addendum 2 & 3 for additional documents
Contact Name:
Paula Martel
IDNR, One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702
Email Address:

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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