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Washington County State Recreational Area Farm Lease 2198 (12/18/2013)

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 Department of Natural Resources requires agricultural farming services for land located at Washington County State Recreational Area for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) agricultural purposes.  Lease 2198 is located in Washington County, Sections 5, 8, 17, & 18, Township 3 South, Range 2 West, 3rd principle Meridian.  The acreage for farm lease is approximately 87.1 acres in 2014, 111.3 acres in 2015, 114.5 acres in 2016 and 114.5 acres in 2017.

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 December 4, 2013, 1:00 pm at Washington County S.R.A., 18500 Conservation Drive, Nashville IL 62263.  See A.5 of the solicitation document.
Solicitation Type:
Invitation for Bid
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Due Date/Time:
12/18/2013 2:15 PM local time
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Vendor Conference:
12/4/2013 1:00 PM
Washington County State Recreational Area
18500 Conservation Drive
Nashville IL 62263
Contact Name:
Marilyn McKirgan
IDNR, 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 for additional information.

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