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Walnut Point State Park Concession Services (6/5/2013)

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, bait shop and boat rental concession at Walnut Point State Park located in Oakland, Illinois. The concession operation at Walnut Point State Park will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold nonalcoholic beverages, souvenirs, boat rental, boating equipment, fishing and hunting licenses, marine, fishing, picnic and camping supplies and to install vending machines at locations determined by the Site Superintendent.

With its woods, water and wildlife, Walnut Point State Park in east-central Illinois has it all - from fishing, hunting and camping to hiking, picnicking and cross-country skiing. The 59-acre, multi-fingered Walnut Point Lake is the focal point of the park with 6.3 miles of shoreline. It is stream fed and formed by an earthen dam located on the lake's Southern shore. Conveniently located within a few miles of Interstate 57, U.S. Highway 36 and Illinois Route 133, the 671-acre site is 20 miles northeast of Charleston.
Park attendance in 2012 was 102,110.

A mandatory vendor conference will be held May 17, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the Walnut Point State Park Office. See Section 1.4 of the Request for Proposal solicitation document.
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Request for Proposal
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Due Date/Time:
6/5/2013 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
https://wwwdnr.partner.illinois.gov/procurement/Documents/Walnut%20Point%20RFP%202013.pdf (For Word (.docx) files, right-click, Save As... then open saved document)
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Vendor Conference:
5/17/2013 10:30 AM
Walnut Point State Park
2331 E. County Road 370 N.
Oakland, IL 61943
Contact Name:
Lisa Wright
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield , IL 62702
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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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