Reference Number: 22042618
Date First Offered06/06/2018
Title:Pari-mutuel harness racing for 2018 Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs

Agency Reference Number:B-1462
Agency:AGR - Agriculture
Purchasing Agency:AGR - Agriculture
Purchasing Agency SPO:Sandy Robinson

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is giving notice of the intent to enter into a sole course contract with Hawthorne race Course to provide pari-mutuel harness racing at the 2018 Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs.

The start date is upon execution to 12/31/2018.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on June 20, 2018 at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring Street, Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706. Call-in information for those unable to attend in person will be provided upon request. Interested parties wishing to request a hearing or submit comments must do so in writing and submit their request to the notice contract. Request for a public hearing by an interested party or written comments shall be made by Friday, June 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Dianne Richman
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-670-9646
Fax: 217-558-1399

The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, June 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to the notice contact listed above.

If a public hearing is requested, the purchasing agency shall present testimony justifying the procurement method. Any interested party may present testimony for or against the awarding of a sole source contract. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public as to whether contract award by Sole Source is appropriate and in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. Hearings may be recorded in order to aid in the production of minutes. Parties may submit written comments in lieu of attending the hearing. Written comments will be afforded the same weight as oral comments received at hearing. After consideration of the testimony, the Chief Procurement Officer may approve the purchasing agency’s request to contract by the sole source procurement method.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Notice of Hearing

Notice Expiration Date:06/20/2018
Sole Source Only Justification:There is only one vendor in the State of Illinois with the resources and experience to operate pari-mutual harness racing.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Procurement of art or entertainment services

Professional & Artistic:No
Small Business Set-Aside:No

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:No

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:No

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$175,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated; not to exceed
Length of Initial Term:5
Contract Begin Date:06/20/2018
Contract End Date:12/31/2018
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:0
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:0

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Source Selection:N/A

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Hawthorne Race Course, Inc.$175,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Dianne Richman
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building
City:401 S. Spring Street
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-670-9646
Fax Number:217-558-1399

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:961 73 Theatrical Services (Including Production; Scenery Design; S...


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