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Solicitation for Snakeden Hollow SFWA Farm Lease 2398 - Spoon River Forest (11/29/12) 

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:
22029263 
DNR Reference Number:
13AL2398 
Date First Offered:
11/5/2012 
Small Business Set Aside:
No 
BEP Requirement*:
No 
* Business Enterprise Program
Overview:
The Department requires agricultural farming services for land located at Spoon River Forest-Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area, Knox County, IL, Township 11 North, Range 3 & 4 East, Sections 12, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19 4th P.M. 285.4 crop acres are available for lease in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Many Department 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 states.

A mandatory vendor conference shall be held November 15, 2012, 9:00 a.m. at the Spoon River Forest-Snakeden Hollow SFWA, 1936 Route 167, Victorial, IL  61485.  See A.5 of the solicitation document.
Solicitation Type:
Invitation for Bid 
Category:
Commodities 
Status:
Open 
Bid Published:
11/5/2012 
Due Date/Time:
11/29/2012 2:00 PM local time
Solicitation Document:
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Vendor Conference:
11/15/2012 9:00 AM 
Location:
Spoon River Forest-Snakeden Hollow SFWA
1936 Route 167
Victoria, IL  61485
Attendance:
Mandatory 
 
Contact Name:
Marilyn McKirgan 
Address:
One Natural Resources Way 
Springfield , IL  62702 
Phone:
217-557-2009 
Fax:
217-785-2438 
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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