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Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area Farm Lease 2515 (04/11/2017)

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 Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area. Lease #2515 is located in Union County, Township 13 South, Range 3 West, Sections 1, 12, 13, 24 & Township 13 South, Range 2 West, Section 18 & 19, 3 P.M. The acreage for this farm lease is approximately 406 acres in 2017, 2018, and 2019 of land at for agricultural purposes.

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 March 28, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at the Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area, 2755 Refuge Road, Jonesboro, IL 62952. See A.5 of the solicitation document.

In case of inclement weather, please call site Office 618-833-5175 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).
Solicitation Type:
Invitation for Bid
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4/11/2017 2:00 PM local time
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Vendor Conference:
3/28/2017 4:00 PM
Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area
2755 Refuge Road
Jonesboro, IL 62952
Contact Name:
Karen Mankowski
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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