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Concession Services for Cave-In-Rock State Park (9/16/2013)

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 State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the operation of a lodge and restaurant facility at Cave-In-Rock State Park located in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. The lodge and restaurant at Cave-In-Rock consists of four duplex cabins with eight suites and a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Each cabin can accommodate up to four comfortably and is furnished with a kitchenette (no cooking facilities), and a large bedroom/living room combination. Each cabin has a private patio which views the Ohio River. The vendor will be authorized to rent cabins, sell, serve or dispense food, hot and cold beverages, including beer and alcoholic liquors if properly licensed, confections, souvenirs, newspapers, picnic and camping supplies and sell Illinois Lottery Tickets..

Cave-In-Rock State Park is located in Hardin County in Southeastern Illinois. The 204 acre park is located in the Shawnee National Forest, it is noted for its 55 foot wide cave that was carved out of the limestone rock by water thousands of years ago. The park boarders the Ohio River for nearly a mile, with its 60-foot high hills and rugged bluffs edging the wooded park it gives a panoramic view of the Ohio River. Outdoor activities include class A and B/S camping areas with shower building, hiking, picnicking, playgrounds, fishing and boat launch ramps.  Park attendance in 2012 was 514,723.

A mandatory vendor conference will be held August 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cave-In-Rock Lodge.  See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document.
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Request for Proposal
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9/16/2013 2:00 PM local time
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Request for Proposal Solicitation Document (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
8/28/2013 11:00 AM
Cave-In-Rock State Park Lodge
#1 New State Park Road
Cave-In-Rock, IL  62919
Contact Name:
Bill Taft
IDNR, One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 672702
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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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