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Trail of Tears State Forest Management Harvest (7/1/2015)

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:
22036097
DNR Reference Number:
2015TTSFH
Date First Offered:
5/27/2015
Small Business Set Aside:
No
BEP Requirement*:
No
* Business Enterprise Program
Overview:
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is seeking a Vendor to commercially harvest approximately 142 acres of mature oak-hickory forest at Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County. The management harvest is a lump sum sale under 17 Illinois Administrative Code, Sale of Forest Products, Section 1545.20(a). The harvest will improve forest health and resilience by reducing tree densities to levels that will maintain oak dominance and encourage the development of oak seedlings and saplings.

A mandatory vendor conference shall be held Thursday, June 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at the White Barn at Trail of Tears State Forest, 3240 State Forest Road, Jonesboro, IL 62952. See A.5 of the solicitation document.

In case of inclement weather, please call site Office 618-833-4910 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).

The resulting contract has an estimated value that exceeds $50,000.


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:
Invitation for Bid
Category:
General Services
Status:
Open
Bid Published:
5/27/2015
Due Date/Time:
7/1/2015 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
Solicitation Document (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
Additional Material 1:
Additional Material 2:
Additional Material 3:
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Additional Material 5:
 
Vendor Conference:
6/18/2015 1:00 PM
Location:
Trail of Tears State Forest (White Barn)
3240 State Forest Road
Jonesboro, IL  62952

See A.5 of the solicitation document
Attendance:
Mandatory
Contact Name:
Nicole Bergee
Address:
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702
Phone:
217-557-6794
Fax:
217-785-8565
Email Address:
TDD:
217-782-9175

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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