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Stephen A. Forbes State Park Concession Services (2/21/13)

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 restaurant, marina and swimming beach concession at Stephen A. Forbes State Park located in Kinmundy, Illinois. The concession operation at Stephen A. Forbes State Park will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold nonalcoholic beverages, beer, wine and wine products with food service, packaged beer and wine products and wine, ice, gasoline, dock space, boats, canoes, bicycles, paddle boats, water bikes, boating equipment, fishing and hunting licenses, bait, fishing, picnic and camping supplies, tobacco products, selected souvenirs and novelties in good character, newspapers, post cards, State of Illinois lottery tickets, local Native Illinois Firewood and to place electronic/video games. The vendor will also seasonally operate and manage the swimming beach and will collect the beach fees.             

Stephen A. Forbes State Park, located 15 miles northeast of Salem, is a 3,100 acre multi-recreational facility which has 115 camping sites.  A 585-acre lake provides water based recreation, which includes fishing, swimming, water skiing, and boating. Camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and hunting are other popular activities available. 
Park attendance in 2011 was 389,636.
Park attendance in 2012 was 333,180.

A mandatory vendor conference will be held on February 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stephen A. Forbes State Park Office, 6924 Omega Road, Kinmundy, IL.  In case of inclement weather please call 618-295-2990 or 618-547-3381 to verify the vendor conference is proceeding as scheduled.
Solicitation Type:
Request for Proposal
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Due Date/Time:
2/21/2013 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
https://wwwdnr.partner.illinois.gov/procurement/Documents/RFP-StephenAForbes-Jan13.docx (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
2/5/2013 11:00 AM
Stephen A. Forbes State Park Office
6924 Omega Road
Kinmundy, IL

In case of inclement weather please call 618-295-2990 or 618-547-3381 to verify the vendor conference is proceeding as scheduled.
Contact Name:
Joyce Reitz
IDNR, One Main Even 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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