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Kankakee River State Park Horse Stable Concession Services (8/8/2014)

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.

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DNR Reference Number:
8844-3 367
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BEP Requirement*:
* Business Enterprise Program
The State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the operation of a horse riding stable at Kankakee River State Park located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The concession operation at Kankakee River State Park will be authorized to charge a fee for horseback and pony rides, hay rides, sleigh rides, riding lessons and may offer for sale non-alcoholic beverages.

On land treasured for centuries - first by Native Americans, later by traders and farmers, and as early as the 1890s by recreation seekers - Kankakee River State Park offers visitors its proud heritage in an unspoiled setting. Anglers, canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclers and other outdoor enthusiasts find the park's recreational opportunities unsurpassed. The naturally channeled Kankakee River, listed on the Federal Clean Streams Register, is the focus of the park's popularity. Enveloping both sides of the Kankakee River for 11 miles, in an area 6 miles northwest of Kankakee, the park consists of approximately 4,000 acres. Illinois Routes 102 on the north and 113 on the south frame the park, with Interstates 55 and 57 both providing convenient access.

Park attendance in 2013 was 1.5 million.

A mandatory vendor conference will be held July 25, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Kankakee River State Park Office. See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document. 

Solicitation Type:
Request for Proposal
Bid Published:
Due Date/Time:
8/8/2014 11:00 AM local time
Solicitation Document:
Kankakee Riding Stable RFP PDF Document (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
7/25/2014 11:00 AM
Kankakee River State Park Office
5314 West Route 102
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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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