|Submitted||June 30, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
all contracts between DCAMM or facilitated by DCAMM with HDR Inc. for any prison, jail, parole, or other correctional facilities from 2011 to the present.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Massachusetts Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Response to: Public Records No. 21-197
Dear Mr. Weimer:
The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance ("DCAMM") received your public records request dated June 30, 2021.
"all contracts between DCAMM or facilitated by DCAMM with HDR Inc. for any prison, jail, parole, or other correctional facilities from 2011 to the present"
A diligent search of DCAMM records did not reveal any documents responsive to your request based on the specific information you provided to us. As noted in prior responses, we conduct searches based on specific terms which are included in each received request. We did so in this instance and found no responsive records. That said, we suspect you may have intended to obtain copies of contracts with HDR Architecture, P.C., which is a separate legal entity. If that is the case, please submit a new request clarifying in detail the record(s) you seek using our form located here: https://www.mass.gov/forms/dcamm-public-records-request-form or you may contact us at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and we will promptly reply.
If you wish to challenge any aspect of DCAMM's response, in accordance with G.L. c. 66, § 10 and 950 CMR 32.00, you may appeal to the following office: Supervisor of Public Records, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Public Records Division, One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, and in accordance with G.L. c. 66, § 10A(c), you have the right to seek judicial review of an unfavorable decision by commencing a civil action in the Superior Court.
PUBLIC RECORDS UNIT
Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance
Office of the General Counsel
One Ashburton Place, 15th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
617-727-4050 Ext. 31205