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Kankakee River State Park Horse Riding Stable (03/30/2016)

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:
22038183
DNR Reference Number:
8844-3
Date First Offered:
3/15/2016
Small Business Set Aside:
No
BEP Requirement*:
No
* Business Enterprise Program
Overview:
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, riding apparel and equipment 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 averages 1,500,000 visitors annually.


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:
3/15/2016
Due Date/Time:
3/31/2016 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
Solicitation (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
 
Location:
Attendance:
Not Applicable
Contact Name:
Lisa Wright
Address:
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702
Phone:
217-785-0759
Fax:
217-524-4082
Email Address:
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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