BY ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Colleen Callahan, Director
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DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
OFFICE OF REALTY & CAPITAL PLANNING
DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE SERVICES & CONSULTATION
NOTICE OF SEALED BIDS FOR FARM LEASING
Sealed bids for farm leasing will be accepted by the Department of Natural Resources for one agriculture lease, consisting of approximately 615 acres of agricultural ground. The acreage is located at Sangchris Lake S.P. in Sangamon and Christian Counties. Bid forms and related information will be discussed at a Non-Mandatory Vendor Conference to be conducted by the Department of Natural Resources on November 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. via Webex. Perspective tenants can phone into the non-mandatory conference by calling (415)-655-0002 or (312) 535-8110, meeting number (access code) 2461 054 7795.
Currently, all bidders must register with Bid-Buy to be eligible to enter into a contract with the State. To register, please go to the following link: HYPERLINK “https://www.bidbuy.illinois.gov/bso/” https://www.bidbuy.illinois.gov/bso/. Prospective bidders will need to download and print the necessary forms from the Bid-Buy Website at www.bidbuy.illinois.gov prior to the vendor conference. Those wanting to attend please plan to arrive early at the Sangchris Lake SP site office located at 9898 Cascade Road, Rochester, Illinois 62563. Please contact Leigh Ann Henline at (217) 524-1308 for assistance in registering with Bid-Buy online.
Bids and supporting documents are due on November 23, 2022, by 2:00 p.m. to: Department of Natural Resources, Attn: Leigh Ann Henline, Fiscal/Procurement, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield IL 62702, or by submitting all required documents in Bid-Buy under bid number B-31477
Bids will be opened on November 23, 2022, by 2:00 p.m. via Webex. The farm lease shall be awarded to the responsive, responsible, qualified bidder with the highest price.
The State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources, shall not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, age or handicap in admission to, or treatment or employment in, programs or activities.
The Department of Natural Resources reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. For more information visit HYPERLINK “https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/CLM/Documents/AgLeaseWebsite.pdf” https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/CLM/Documents/AgLeaseWebsite.pdf
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