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.
The Department of Natural Resources requires agricultural farming services for land located at Wayne Fitgerrell State Recreational Area (SRA). Lease 2004 is located in Jefferson County, Sections 36, Township 4 South, Range 2 East, Jefferson County, Section 31, Township 4 South, Range 3 East, Franklin County, Sections 1, 12, & 13, Township 5 South, Range 2 East, and Franklin County, Sections 6 & 7, Township 5 South, Range 3 East, all in the 3rd Principle Meridian. The acreage for farm lease is approximately 524.9 acres in 2014, 490.6 acres in 2015, 468.7 acres in 2016 and 524 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 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Wayne Fitzgerrell S.R.A., 11094 Ranger Road, Whittington IL 62897 See A.5 of the solicitation document.
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreational Area
11094 Ranger Road
Whittington, IL 62897
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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