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Prairie Ridge State Natural Area Farm Lease 2346 (02/23/2017)

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.

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The Department of Natural Resources requires agricultural farming services for land located at Prairie Ridge State Natural Area. Lease #2346 is located in Marion County, Township 4 North, Range 3 East, Section 35, 3rd P.M. The acreage for this farm lease is approximately 127 acres in 2017, 2018, and 2019 of land at for agricultural purposes.

Many Department of Natural Resources owned or managed lands contain tillable acreage. These lands have the potential to generate revenue if used to grow agricultural products. It is the Department’s policy to minimize the use of such lands for agricultural production in favor of establishing annual or permanent wildlife habitats. However, the Department also recognizes that certain agricultural practices and farm income can provide needed resources for wildlife habitat, improving habitat diversity, developing cover and edge effect, and maintaining annual vegetative stages.

A mandatory vendor conference shall be held February 9, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area6924 Omega Road, Kinmundy, IL 62854. See A.5 of the solicitation document. In case of inclement weather, please call site Office 618-547-3381 to verify the Vendor Conference is proceeding as scheduled.
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Invitation for Bid
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2/23/2017 2:00 PM local time
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Vendor Conference:
2/9/2017 10:00 AM
Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area
6924 Omega Road
Kinmundy, IL 62854 
Contact Name:
Marilyn McKirgan
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702

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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