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Eagle Creek State Recreation Area Golf Course Management Concession (8/12/2014)

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:
DNR Reference Number:
8079-3 369
Date First Offered:
Small Business Set Aside:
BEP Requirement*:
* Business Enterprise Program
The State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the management of the bent grass golf course in Eagle Creek State Recreation Area located in Findlay, Illinois. The concession operation at Eagle Creek State Recreation Area will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense golf rounds, cart rental, food, confections, hot and cold non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, golf merchandise, and the placement of vending machines as designated by the Site Superintendent. If Vendor intends to sell alcoholic beverages Vendor must serve complete luncheon and dinner or supper meals.

In east central Illinois, four miles southeast of Findlay, close to Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Effingham and surrounding communities, Eagle Creek State Recreation Area is the perfect setting for outdoor recreation and relaxation. The land is owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and is managed by the State of Illinois on a long-term lease. The golf course is a beautifully challenging 6,900 yard course. The layout was engineered by Ken Killian and enhanced by Michael Benkusky in 2010. The Recreational Area encompasses acres of water, carefully maintained indigenous woodland ideal for camping, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, fishing, water skiing, pontoon boating, and windsurfing.

A mandatory vendor conference will be held July 31, 2014, at 10:30 am at the Eagle Creek State Recreation Area, Park Office, 2341 Eagle Creek Road, Findlay, IL 62534.  See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document. 

Solicitation Type:
Request for Proposal
Bid Published:
Due Date/Time:
8/12/2014 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
Eagle Creek RFP PDF (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
7/31/2014 10:30 AM
Location:  Eagle Creek State Recreation Area
               Park Office
               2341 Eagle Creek Road
               Findlay, IL 62534
Contact Name:
Lisa Wright
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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