Amazon HQ2 Bid

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of Dallas, TX.
Tracking #

C010881-120318

Due Dec. 19, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Paxtyn Merten

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

• A copy of the bid submitted by Dallas in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters — document(s) which would have been sent between September 1, 2017 through January 20, 2018 — and any supplemental materials provided to Amazon at the same time.

When we requested this bid previously, your office denied our request via section 552.104 of the Government Code, which exempts “information that, if released, would give advantage to a competitor or bidder.”

The letter said “The city states it has specific marketplace interests in the information at issue because the city is competing with other cities to attract the named company” — referring to Amazon — “to develop a site for its headquarters within the city.” However, now that Amazon has decided on the site of its second headquarters, Dallas is no longer in competition with other cities in this regard and the document should be subject to public disclosure.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Paxtyn Merten

From: Office of the Mayor

Dear Paxtyn Merten:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Dallas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 12/3/2018 and given the  reference number: C010881-120318 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:• A copy of the bid submitted by Dallas in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters — document(s) which would have been sent between September 1, 2017 through January 20, 2018 — and any supplemental materials provided to Amazon at the same time.When we requested this bid previously, your office denied our request via section 552.104 of the Government Code, which exempts “information that, if released, would give advantage to a competitor or bidder.”The letter said “The city states it has specific marketplace interests in the information at issue because the city is competing with other cities to attract the named company” — referring to Amazon — “to develop a site for its headquarters within the city.” However, now that Amazon has decided on the site of its second headquarters, Dallas is no longer in competition with other cities in this regard and the document should be subject to public disclosure.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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,Paxtyn Merten
Your request will be sent to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information and determine any costs that may be due. You will receive an email when your request has been completed. If your request is received on the weekend or after business hours, it will be processed the next business day.

From: Office of the Mayor

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RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 12/3/2018, Reference #C010881-120318
Dear Paxtyn,
The City of Dallas received a public information request from you on 12/3/2018.
The City has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request. The City of Dallas does not have the bid, please contact the Dallas Regional Chamber.

Open Records Request - C010881-120318
Respectfully,
Parris Long

From: Office of the Mayor

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RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 12/3/2018 4:37:04 PM, Reference# C010881-120318
Dear Paxtyn Merten:
This letter responds to your open records request received by the city of Dallas (“city”) on 12/3/2018 4:37:04 PM regarding:
The city is gathering the requested information and it is anticipated that some of the requested information will be exempt from mandatory disclosure.  The requested documents (or a representative sample if voluminous) will be sent to the Attorney General for an open records decision regarding their release by (15, as required by Section 552.301(e) of the Public Information Act. A copy of the letter to the Attorney General is attached for your information. th business day after request was received) If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact me at 214-670-6742 Respectfully, Parris Long City Secretary's Office “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the

From: Office of the Mayor

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From: Office of the Mayor

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Good morning,
The Office of Economic Development is currently reviewing any releasable responsive records and plan to release to you by January 11, 2019.
Thank you,
Parris Long
City Secretary's Office
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From: Office of the Mayor

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Dear Paxtyn Merten: On12/3/2018, the City Secretary's Office received your Texas Public Information Act request: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
• A copy of the bid submitted by Dallas in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters — document(s) which would have been sent between September 1, 2017 through January 20, 2018 — and any supplemental materials provided to Amazon at the same time.
When we requested this bid previously, your office denied our request via section 552.104 of the Government Code, which exempts “information that, if released, would give advantage to a competitor or bidder.”
The letter said “The city states it has specific marketplace interests in the information at issue because the city is competing with other cities to attract the named company” — referring to Amazon — “to develop a site for its headquarters within the city.” However, now that Amazon has decided on the site of its second headquarters, Dallas is no longer in competition with other cities in this regard and the document should be subject to public disclosure.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Paxtyn Merten.
It is taking us longer than expected to gather and review the requested information.  You should  receive  a response to your records request by  January 25, 2019.
Respectfully, Parris Long Open Records Center Coordinator City Secretary's Office “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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Dear Paxtyn Merten: On12/3/2018, the City Secretary's Office received your Texas Public Information Act request: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

• A copy of the bid submitted by Dallas in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters — document(s) which would have been sent between September 1, 2017 through January 20, 2018 — and any supplemental materials provided to Amazon at the same time.

When we requested this bid previously, your office denied our request via section 552.104 of the Government Code, which exempts “information that, if released, would give advantage to a competitor or bidder.”

The letter said “The city states it has specific marketplace interests in the information at issue because the city is competing with other cities to attract the named company” — referring to Amazon — “to develop a site for its headquarters within the city.” However, now that Amazon has decided on the site of its second headquarters, Dallas is no longer in competition with other cities in this regard and the document should be subject to public disclosure.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Paxtyn Merten.
It is taking us longer than expected to gather and review the requested information.  You should  receive  a response to your records request by  May 31, 2019.
Respectfully, Parris Long Open Records Coordinator City Secretary's Office “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity
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From: Office of the Mayor

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Dear Paxtyn Merten: On12/3/2018, the City Secretary's Office received your Texas Public Information Act request: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

• A copy of the bid submitted by Dallas in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters — document(s) which would have been sent between September 1, 2017 through January 20, 2018 — and any supplemental materials provided to Amazon at the same time.

When we requested this bid previously, your office denied our request via section 552.104 of the Government Code, which exempts “information that, if released, would give advantage to a competitor or bidder.”

The letter said “The city states it has specific marketplace interests in the information at issue because the city is competing with other cities to attract the named company” — referring to Amazon — “to develop a site for its headquarters within the city.” However, now that Amazon has decided on the site of its second headquarters, Dallas is no longer in competition with other cities in this regard and the document should be subject to public disclosure.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Paxtyn Merten.
It is taking us longer than expected to gather and review the requested information.  You should  receive  a response to your records request by  May 31, 2019.
Respectfully, Parris Long Open Records Coordinator City Secretary's Office “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity
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