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Emergency Management Agency PPE bids and procedures (Idaho Bureau Of Homeland Security)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Idaho Bureau Of Homeland Security of Idaho.
Multi Request Emergency Management Agency PPE bids and procedures
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Idaho Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

• The current procedure for procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) on behalf of agencies and entities within the jurisdiction of this office. If this office manages PPE requests for county, local, or private entities, please also provide any guiding material for soliciting, receiving, organizing, and fulfilling those requests.

• Any bids placed by this agency for the acquisition of PPE for this office or on behalf of any entity within the jurisdiction of this agency.

• Any available spreadsheet or aggregate information related to bids for PPE. Please provide all available segregable data, including but not limited to the source, the quantity, and the success of the bid.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Idaho Bureau Of Homeland Security

Hello Beryl,

This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your recent records request. Due to the events associated with COVID-19, our agency is experiencing a high volume of requests.

We are striving to respond to each request as quickly as possible, but under present circumstances it could take up to ten (10) working days for us to issue a response to your request.
We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Janice Witherspoon

From: Idaho Bureau Of Homeland Security

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 91425
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Beryl,
This letter is in response to the public records request you made with the Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) dated 04/08/2020. All requests received by IOEM are handled pursuant to the Idaho Public Records Act. The response to your request is listed below:
Procurements are based on request for assistance coming in through the Idaho Emergency Operations Center. Procurements are managed through the State of Idaho Dept of Purchasing, policies and procurement law, and FEMAs procurement under disasters polices. To date, Idaho has not had to go out for bids and a spreadsheet or aggregate information related to bids for PPE does not exist.
Link for ID State Division of Purchasing https://purchasing.idaho.gov/
FEMA Procurements under disasters - https://www.fema.gov/procurement-disaster-assistance-team
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.