Communication Services Contract - Georgia - 2018 (Muscogee County Sheriff)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Muscogee County Sheriff of Columbus-Muscogee County, GA.
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Contracts and invoices related to the use of communication services at any and all county correctional or detention facility locations under the jurisdiction of this agency. This may encompass telecommunication, kiosk, and mobile tablet services.

Please provide the following relevant materials.

• Any and all open or active Requests for Proposal or similar solicitations regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services. If available or applicable, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

• Any and all active contracts regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, financial requirements, associated commissions, or use of communication services. Please include all associated supplemental materials, including any and all attachments, amendments, and exhibits. Please provide any other materials regarding the terms of service, including the term and expiration date of the current contract, as well as any optional contract extensions. Please include the name of the current telecommunication provider, as well as the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement. Relevant companies include, but are not limited to, CenturyLink, City Tele Coin, ICSolutions, JPay, and Securus Technologies.

• Any and all financial reports, commission reports, revenue reports, and invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services. Please include all usage and fee reports, providing as much segregable data as possible, including, but not limited to, the rate at which the funds were generated, the revenue generated for each service, the timeframe during which the funds were generated, the nature of the communication's payment (collect, prepaid, inmate account), etc. If available, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

Please provide all current contract materials and invoices for the period January 1, 2015 through the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Muscogee County Sheriff

From: requests@muckrock.com <requests@muckrock.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:42 PM
To: MCSO Open Records Requests <MCSOORR@columbusga.org>
Subject: Georgia Open Records Act Request: Communication Services Contract - Georgia - 2018 (Muscogee County Sheriff)

Muscogee County Sheriff
ORA Office
4th Floor
100 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901

May 22, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Contracts and invoices related to the use of communication services at any and all county correctional or detention facility locations under the jurisdiction of this agency. This may encompass telecommunication, kiosk, and mobile tablet services.

Please provide the following relevant materials.

• Any and all open or active Requests for Proposal or similar solicitations regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services. If available or applicable, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

• Any and all active contracts regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, financial requirements, associated commissions, or use of communication services. Please include all associated supplemental materials, including any and all attachments, amendments, and exhibits. Please provide any other materials regarding the terms of service, including the term and expiration date of the current contract, as well as any optional contract extensions. Please include the name of the current telecommunication provider, as well as the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement. Relevant companies include, but are not limited to, CenturyLink, City Tele Coin, ICSolutions, JPay, and Securus Technologies.

• Any and all financial reports, commission reports, revenue reports, and invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services. Please include all usage and fee reports, providing as much segregable data as possible, including, but not limited to, the rate at which the funds were generated, the revenue generated for each service, the timeframe during which the funds were generated, the nature of the communication's payment (collect, prepaid, inmate account), etc. If available, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

Please provide all current contract materials and invoices for the period January 1, 2015 through the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Muscogee County Sheriff

Beryl,

In response to your email open records request to the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department, please be advised the Contracts for communication services were provided via email to Augie Torres of muckrock.com on April 18, 2018. I have attached a copy for your convenience.
With respect to “any and all financial reports, commission reports, revenue reports, and invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services…..” please be advised that the Finance Department for the Columbus Consolidated Government has informed this office that no such responsive documents exist. O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(b)(1)(A) and (j).
I trust this is satisfactory to your inquiry.
Best regards,

Marcia L. Smith
Paralegal to City Attorney
Georgia’s First Consolidated Government
Columbus Consolidated Government
City Attorney’s Office
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902
(706) 653-4025 phone
(706) 225-4027 fax

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