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Pere Marquette State Park Riding Stables (10/18/2017)

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:
22041331
DNR Reference Number:
8855-2
Date First Offered:
9/25/2017
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 Horseback Riding Stable at Pere Marquette S.P. located in Grafton, Illinois. The horseback riding operation at Pere Marquette S.P. will be authorized to charge a fee for horseback rides, hayrack rides, buggy rides and horseback riding lessons. Lessee may sell horse riding apparel and equipment. The riding of horses must be confined to the established trails. Hayrack and buggy rides will follow a designated route approved by the Site Superintendent. The Vendor will be able to sell firewood and to install vending machines at the leased area as determined by the Site Superintendent. The horseback riding stable shall be open to the general public, and may provide services of horseback riding, hayrack and buggy rides, riding lessons and other appropriate business, social and recreational activities.

Average park attendance is 600,000 annually.

A mandatory vendor conference will be held October 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Pere Marquette State Park – Visitors Center. See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document.


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:
Request for Proposal
Category:
Other
Status:
Open
Bid Published:
9/21/2017
Due Date/Time:
10/18/2017 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
Solicitation Document (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
10/4/2017 11:00 AM
Location:
Pere Marquette State Park- Visitors Center
13112 Visitor Center Lane   
Grafton, IL 62037  
  
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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