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RFP for Concession Services - Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area - Food, Bait and Boat Rental Concession (10/21/13)

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 State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the operation of a food, bait and boat rental concession at Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area (Glen O. Jones Lake) located in Equality, Illinois. The concession operation at Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold non alcoholic beverages, ice, tobacco products, selected souvenirs and novelties in good character, maps, newspapers, post cards, boats, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, bicycles, boating and fishing equipment, State of Illinois lottery tickets, bait, hunting/fishing licenses, local native firewood, to place one drink vending machine at the leased space and to place electronic/video games.

Situated at the site of an old salt springs in Southeastern Illinois, Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area is five miles southeast of Equality. The site totals 1,270 acres and includes the 105-acre Glen O. Jones Lake.   With hills that skirt the Shawnee National Forest and lowlands that border the Saline River, Saline County Fish & Wildlife Area offers varied wildlife habitat.  Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area has areas for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting and equestrian trails.  Park attendance in 2012 was 201,154.

A Mandatory Vendor Conference will be held at the Saline County Concession Building on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:00 am. 
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Request for Proposal
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10/21/2013 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
https://wwwdnr.partner.illinois.gov/procurement/Documents/SalineCountyRFP2013.docx (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
10/3/2013 11:00 AM
Saline County Concession Building
Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area
85 Glen O. Jones Road
Equality, IL, 62934
Contact Name:
Joyce Reitz
IDNR, One Main Event Lane, Suite 140
Sparta , IL 62286
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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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