Rend Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area Farm Lease (12/30/2015)
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:
DNR Reference Number:
Date First Offered:
Small Business Set Aside:
The Department of Natural Resources requires agricultural farming services for land located at Rend Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area(SFWA), lease 2209 is located in Jefferson County, Township 4 South, Range 2 East, Sections 12, 13, 14 and 23, 3rd PM. The acreage for this farm lease is approximately 265.7 acres in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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 December 15, 2015, 11:00 A.M. at the Rend Lake SFWA Site Office located at: 10885 East Jefferson Road, Bonnie, IL 62816. See A.5 of the solicitation document.
In case of inclement weather, please call site Office 618-279-3110 to verify the Vendor Conference is proceeding as scheduled.
This solicitation does not contain a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) or Veteran’s Small Business (VSB) Program goal, nor is it a Small Business Set-Aside (SBSA).
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.
Invitation for Bid
12/30/2015 2:00 PM
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12/15/2015 11:00 AM
Rend Lake SFWA
10885 East Jefferson Road
Bonnie, IL 62816
One Natural Resources Way
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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Illinois Human Rights Act, the U.S. Civil Rights Act,
and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, the
State of Illinois does not discriminate in employment,
contracts, or any other activity.