Pepsi and Coke (University of Illinois)

Carolyn Komatsoulis filed this request with the University of Illinois of Illinois.
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From: Carolyn Komatsoulis


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

- A copy of any and all contracts (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded to Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or any subdivision thereof, for the provision of beverages or other goods in any facilities under the purview of this organization, including all activities and buildings associated with athletics, sports, dining services, or otherwise. If this agency does not have a contract with either of the named companies, please provide the equivalent agreement with the currently employed company.

- If the contract(s) was cancelled, any and all materials related to its cancellation.

- If the contract was cancelled, the statement from the university about cancellation.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Komatsoulis

From: University of Illinois at Chicago

Good afternoon-
The University of Illinois System is composed of three universities-in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. Can you please specify from which university you seek records? When we have that clarifying information we will begin to process your request.
Thank you,
Kirsten

Kirsten Ruby
Associate Director

Office for University Relations
University of Illinois System
108 Henry Administration Building, MC370
506 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801

From: University of Illinois at Chicago

Ms. Komatsoulis,

We sent you a response to this request on August 7 and informed you that the University of Illinois System is composed of three universities-in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. Can you please specify from which university you seek records? When we have that clarifying information we will begin to process your request.

Matt Rogina

Associate Director, FOIA Administration

Office for University Relations

University of Illinois System

312-996-3661

217-333-6400 (voicemail)

mrogina@uillinois.edu

From: Carolyn Komatsoulis

Good morning Matt,

I seek records from all 3.

Thanks,
Carolyn

From: University of Illinois

August 27, 2018

Via electronic mail
Carolyn Komatsoulis
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIA Request

Dear Carolyn Komatsoulis:

I am responding to your request dated and received in my office on August 20, 2018, under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in which you requested:

"- A copy of any and all contracts (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded to Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or any subdivision thereof, for the provision of beverages or other goods in any facilities under the purview of this organization, including all activities and buildings associated with athletics, sports, dining services, or otherwise. If this agency does not have a contract with either of the named companies, please provide the equivalent agreement with the currently employed company.

- If the contract(s) was cancelled, any and all materials related to its cancellation.

- If the contract was cancelled, the statement from the university about cancellation."

I am writing to invoke an extension of the deadline for responding to the request under the following section(s) of the FOIA, which allow for additional time when:

* 140/(3)(e)(vi) the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by paragraph (c) of this Section without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;

* 140/3(e)(vii) there is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

I am taking the additional five days allowed by law to review information. The revised deadline will now be September 4, 2018.

Sincerely,

Thomas P. Hardy
Executive Director, University Relations

From: University of Illinois

September 4, 2018

Via electronic mail
Ms. Carolyn Komatsoulis
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIA Request 18-673

Dear Ms. Komatsoulis:

I write to respond to your Freedom of Information request received in my office on August 20, 2018, in which you requested copies of contracts and amendments the University entered into with soft drink companies.

Information responsive to your request is available and attached. These are public documents numbering 219 pages.

Please call my office if you wish to inspect or receive a physical copy of these documents.

You have a right, under the law, to seek a review of this response by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) in the Office of the Attorney General. The PAC may be reached by phone at 877-299-3642, by email to publicaccess@atg.state.il.us, or by postal mail at the Public Access Bureau, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706. You also have the right to seek judicial review under section 11 of this Act.

If you have questions for our office, please contact 217-333-6400.

Sincerely,

Thomas P. Hardy

Executive Director

and Chief Records Officer

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