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Coffeen Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area Farm Lease 2425 (01/28/2016)

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.

IPB Reference Number:
22037736
DNR Reference Number:
16AL2425
Date First Offered:
1/8/2016
Small Business Set Aside:
No
BEP Requirement*:
No
* Business Enterprise Program
Overview:
The Department of Natural Resources requires agricultural farming services for land located at Coffeen Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area. Lease 2425 is located in Montgomery County, Township 8 North, Range 3 West, Section 22 & 27, 3rd P.M. The acreage for this farm lease is approximately 136.8 acres in 2016 and 2017, 125.3 acres in 2018 and 2019.

Many Department of Natural Resources owned or managed lands contain tillable acreage. These lands have the potential to generate revenue if used to grow agricultural products. It is the Department’s policy to minimize the use of such lands for agricultural production in favor of establishing annual or permanent wildlife habitats. However, the Department also recognizes that certain agricultural practices and farm income can provide needed resources for wildlife habitat, improving habitat diversity, developing cover and edge effect, and maintaining annual vegetative stages.

A mandatory vendor conference shall be held January 14, 2016, 10:00 A.M. at the Coffeen Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area located at: 15084 North Fourth Avenue, Coffeen, IL 62017. See A.5 of the solicitation document.

In case of inclement weather, please call the Site Office at 217-537-3351 to verify the Vendor conference is proceeding as scheduled.

This solicitation does not contain a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) or Veteran’s Small Business (VSB) Program goal, nor is it a Small Business Set-Aside (SBSA).

REMINDER TO 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.
Solicitation Type:
Invitation for Bid
Category:
Other
Status:
Open
Bid Published:
1/8/2016
Due Date/Time:
1/28/2016 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
Solicitation Document (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
Additional Material 1:
Additional Material 2:
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Vendor Conference:
1/14/2016 10:00 AM
Location:
Coffeen Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
15084 North Fourth Avenue
Coffeen, IL 62017
Attendance:
Mandatory
Contact Name:
Karen Mankowski
Address:
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702
Phone:
217-557-1235
Fax:
217-785-8565
TDD:
217-782-9175

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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