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Red Hills State Park Concessions (04/02/2015)

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:
22035540
DNR Reference Number:
8058-1
Date First Offered:
3/10/2015
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 restaurant and bait shop concession at Red Hills State Park located in Sumner, Illinois. The concession operation at Red Hills State Park will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold beverages, including beer and wine if properly licensed, tobacco products, selected souvenirs, home décor, collectibles, gifts, crafts and novelties in good character, newspapers, post cards, State of Illinois lottery tickets, bait, marine, fishing, picnic and camping supplies and to place electronic/video games.

In southeastern Illinois midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on U.S. 50, Red Hills is a carefully preserved and maintained 967-acres of high wooded hills, deep ravines, captivating meadows and year-round springs. It's the perfect setting for natural relaxation and outdoor activities. The sparkling 40-acre lake is ideal for fishing and boating.

Average park attendance is 475,000 annually

A mandatory vendor conference will be held March 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Red Hills State Park concession building. See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document.

In case of inclement weather please call 217-785-0759 or 217/782-9633 to verify the Vendor conference is proceeding as scheduled.


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:
3/10/2015
Due Date/Time:
4/2/2015 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:
3/17/2015 11:00 AM
Location:
Red Hills State Park - concession building
3571 Ranger Lane
Sumner, IL 62466
Attendance:
Mandatory
Contact Name:
Lisa Wright/Bill Taft
Address:
One Natural Resource Way
Springfield , IL 62702
Phone:
217-782-6633
Fax:
217-524-4082
Email Address:
TDD:
 

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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