FL DOC contracts/MOUs re: Graceville Correctional Facility (GEO)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Florida.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 14-572
Est. Completion None
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by the Florida Department of Corrections for services and activities related to the Graceville Correctional Facility (http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region1/159.html)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Houpt, Dianne S.

Ms. Lipton:

The Department of Corrections is in receipt of an email public records request dated January 4, 2015 directed to Florida Department of Corrections, Public Records Unit, for "All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by Florida Department of Corrections for services and activities related to Graceville Correctional Facility. . . .".

Please be advised that I have forwarded your request to Gail Hillhouse, Senior Management Analyst Manager, Office of Procurement and Contract Management, for review and response. If any records are determined to exist, the above custodian will provide your office) an invoice for production of the records and, upon receipt of payment, the records will be provided in accordance with Chapter 119, Florida Statutes and Sec. 945.10, Florida Statutes.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact me at (850) 717-3615.

Dianne H. Houpt
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
Email: houpt.dianne@mail.dc.state.fl.us<mailto:houpt.dianne@mail.dc.state.fl.us>

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From: Houpt, Dianne S.

Ms. Lipton:

Please see response below from Gail Hillhouse, Senior Management Analyst Supervisor, Office of Procurement and Contract Management, in response to your request relating to Graceville Correctional Facility. Please also see documents attached above also in response to your request. This completes your request #14-572. Thank you.

Dianne H. Houpt
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
Email: houpt.dianne@mail.dc.state.fl.us

Our Vision: "Changing Lives to Ensure a Safer Florida".

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From: Houpt, Dianne S.

Ms. Lipton:

Please see response below from Gail Hillhouse, Senior Management Analyst Supervisor, Office of Procurement and Contract Management, in response to your request relating to Graceville Correctional Facility. Please also see documents attached above also in response to your request. This completes your request #14-572. Thank you.

Dianne H. Houpt
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
Email: houpt.dianne@mail.dc.state.fl.us

Our Vision: "Changing Lives to Ensure a Safer Florida".

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information that is exempt from public disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you have received this message in error please contact the sender (by phone or reply by electronic mail) and then destroy all copies of the original message.

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From: Hillhouse, Gail
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:31 AM
To: Houpt, Dianne S.
Subject: RE: PRR#14-572 - DC CONTRACTS/MOUs - GRACEVILLE CF

The official contracts for all the private prison are between the Department of Management Services (DMS) and the Contractors, not the Department of Corrections. A copy of those contracts should be obtained by contacting the Department of Management Services or they can be found at the following link:
http://www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/private_prison_monitoring

The Department of Corrections does have a Transfer Agreement with DMS and the Contractors for the private prisons as mentioned in each DMS contract. A copy of the Transfer Agreement for Graceville is attached.

No invoice is needed because the Agreements are available electronically.
Thank you.

Gail Hillhouse
Operations Manager, Contract Administration
Bureau of Contract Management and Monitoring
850-717-3681
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Corrections

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Corrections

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Privett,

I would like to follow up on this request for contracts related to the Graceville Correctional Facility. Can you please provide the following?

• the current contract with GEO Group (all documents included within the definition "Contract Documents"), including all exhibits
• the original Invitation to Negotiate
• all materials submitted by the winning bidder in response to the Invitation to Negotiate, including all supplemental material

Thank you very much for your help!
Beryl

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-572.

Thank you for your help.

From: Privett, Katie

Ms. Lipton,

The below request was consolidated with a few other requests regarding private prison facilities, for which we sent you an invoice. Please see attached email for our correspondence and invoice. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Katie Privett
Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Management Services
Office of the General Counsel
4050 Esplanade Way, Suite 160
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950
Direct: (850) 487-8545
Office: (850) 487-1082
Katie.Privett@dms.MyFlorida.com<mailto:Katie.Privett@dms.MyFlorida.com>

Please note that Florida has a very broad public records law. Unless expressly exempt, this or any other written communication with this office may be subject to public disclosure.

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Ms. Lipton:

We are in receipt of your e-mail of this morning requesting an update on your public records request (PRR 4097). Please see Ms. Privett’s e-mail below where she addressed your issues and also attachment an invoice (copy attached hereto). Please note that once we receive payment we will begin the process of handling this request.

Should you need anything further, please do not hesitate to give our office a call.

Thanks


Tammy L. Smith, Administrative Assistant II/Public Records Contact
Office of General Counsel
Florida Department of Management Services
4050 Esplanade Way, Suite 160
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950
Phone: 850/414-7600 Fax: 850/922-6312
tammy.smith@dms.MyFlorida.com

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Additionally, please note that Florida has a very broad public records law. Unless expressly exempt, this or any other written communication with this office may be subject to public disclosure.

From: Privett, Katie
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:38 PM
To: Beryl Lipton
Cc: Smith, Tammy
Subject: RE: FL DOC Private Prison Contract Requests (PRR 4097)

Hi Ms. Lipton,

We did receive your message (I appreciate the clarity and the consolidation of the various emails), and I’ll update our system to reflect your clarification below about the evaluative materials. For the active/current facilities, you can view all their contracts and amendments at our website here: http://www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/private_prison_monitoring

I have attached an invoice for the cost estimate of the rest of this request (exhibits and all the procurement materials); we will begin work after receipt of payment. Please note that it is an estimate- if it takes less time than anticipated, we will refund the difference. If it requires more time, we will need to send you an additional invoice. (If we see this is going to occur as we are working on it, we can let you know before we run out of paid time so we can discuss the options of how you wanted to proceed.) This request in its entirety will take a while to complete, as we will need to retrieve archived records from storage and get redacted copies of some vendor records. If you prefer, we can release records in batches as we go along (or all at once at the end if that works better for you).

If you’re concerned about the cost of this request, I am more than happy to work with you on narrowing its focus. Alternatively, if you wanted to pay a specified amount and have us work on producing as much as we can within that paid time, we can certainly do so.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Katie Privett
Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Management Services
Office of the General Counsel
4050 Esplanade Way, Suite 160
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950
Direct: (850) 487-8545
Office: (850) 487-1082
Katie.Privett@dms.MyFlorida.com

Please note that Florida has a very broad public records law. Unless expressly exempt, this or any other written communication with this office may be subject to public disclosure.

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