Reference Number: 22037488
Request ID:
Date First Offered01/14/2016
Title:Farming & manure removal - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

Agency Reference Number:1631
Agency:AGR - Agriculture
Purchasing Agency:AGR - Agriculture
Purchasing Agency SPO:Scott McKinnery

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The IL Department of Agriculture is giving notice of its intent to award a contract to Alan R. Bowers Jr. d/b/a Bower's Breezy Acres as a result of the Invitation for Bid (IFB) issued under this reference number 22037488 to provide farming operations on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and manure removal for the 2016-2018 DuQuoin State Fairs.

Award is being given to the responsive and responsible bidder who submitted the bid with the highest potential income to the Department. Determination was that the anticipated revenue is fair and reasonable.

Contract start date is an estimate. Actual start date will be no sooner than last signature on contract or execution, whichever occurs last. In no event shall it be prior to all procurement requirements having been met.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Award Notice

Notice Expiration Date:02/10/2016

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:$0.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:There is no cost to this contract; vendor will pay the Department $176,487 per year to farm 754 acres of cropland and 45 acres of hay field. In addition, vendor will provide manure removal during the DuQuoin State Fair for each year of the contract. The total amount that will be paid over the initial term of this contract is $529,461.00.
Length of Initial Term:36
Contract Begin Date:02/01/2016
Contract End Date:12/31/2018
Renewal Terms:1 - 3 year


Number of Responding Bidders:3
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Emerick Farms, Rick W. Krone
Source Selection:IFB

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Alan R. Bowers, Jr. d/b/a Bowers Breezy Acres$529,461.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Luke Sailer
Street Address:801 E. Sangamon Ave
Zip Code:62702
Phone: 217-785-4873
Fax Number:cell: 217-685-1584

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:944 26 Bean and Pea Farming
944 34 Corn Farming
958 96 Waste Management Services


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