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Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area Farm Lease 2070 (12/29/2016)

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 Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area. Lease 2070 is located in Marion County, Township 4 North, 4 East, Section 32, Township 3 North, Range 4 East, Sections 5, 8, 9, & 16, 3rd P.M. The acreage for this farm lease is approximately 157.2 acres in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area, 6924 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.

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).
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Invitation for Bid
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12/29/2016 2:00 PM local time
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Vendor Conference:
12/15/2016 11:00 AM
Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area
6924 Omega Road,
Kinmundy, IL 62854
Contact Name:
Nicole Bergee
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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