Microsoft and Houston, Texas "smart city" "digital alliance" agreement (Houston Legal Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Houston Legal Department of Houston, TX.

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Multi Request Microsoft and Houston, Texas "smart city" "digital alliance" agreement


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following materials related to this jurisdiction’s three-year "digital alliance" agreement with Microsoft.

Any and all agreements related to this partnership or purchase.

This includes (but is not limited to) all contracts (as well as associated amendments, attachments, and exhibits), data sharing agreements, insurance agreements, intergovernmental services agreements, licensing agreements, memorandums of understanding, and nondisclosure agreements regarding or relevant to this relationship.

Please provide a copy of any informal agreements, insurance agreements, liability waivers, and warranties that may reference or guide the relationship between this agency and this external entity. Please also provide any materials detailing the plans or programs to be developed as part of this relationship.


A copy of any available or relevant Requests for Expressions of Interest, Requests For Proposal (or equivalent calls for bids), responses to Requests for Expressions of Interest, letters of interest, responses to Requests for Proposal, sole source or limited source justification and approval documentation, documentation of selection, and other materials generated in the consideration and selection of the technology in question.


Any records related to the financing or funding of this relationship and related projects, including a copy of any invoices, related funding opportunity announcements, grant applications, grantor status/progress reports, purchase orders, and other memoranda and documentation related to the payment or cost (or lack thereof) of elements of this relationship or program.


A copy of any data retention guidelines or policies, data security policies, data security specifications, privacy impact assessments, security audits, or other materials evaluating or guiding the security of this relationship and programs or technologies adopted as part of its performance.


All communications, marketing materials, and meeting notes relevant to or mentioning the relationship between this jurisdiction and this external entity, as well as development of associated programs and projects.

If another office would be a more appropriate destination for this request, we would be happy to forward this request according to your direction.

If additional agencies or jurisdictions would also have responsive or associated materials, provision of the names of those entities would also be appreciated.

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, if possible, beginning with any materials related to the agreement between these two entities.

If your office has any questions, please feel free to contact me at 617-299-1832.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Houston Legal Department

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Please see the attached letter to the Attorney General’s Office as well as the attached cost estimate letter and cost estimate sheet pertaining to your request.


General Counsel Section
City of Houston Legal Department

From: Houston Legal Department

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From: Houston Legal Department

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Please see the attached letter pertaining to your request.


General Counsel Section
City of Houston Legal Department<>