Response to Obama library RFQ (U of I at Chicago)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the University of Illinois of Illinois.
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

The response sent by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to the Request for Qualifications issues by The Barack Obama Foundation for UIC to host the Obama Presidential Library.

That UIC submitted a response to the foundation's RFQ and that it subsequently was issued an RFP is published here: http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/news/the-barack-obama-foundation-issues-rfp-to-four-potential-hosts-of-the-future-obama-presidential-library

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: University of Illinois FOIA

Mr. Skelding:
I am resending this email without the attachment as it was returned as undeliverable. I have created a link to view and download the responsive records. That link is in the below email.

Sincerely,
Jenny Fontaine

September 22, 2014

Conor Skelding

MuckRocks News

requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIA Request 14-623

Dear Mr. Skelding:

I write to respond to your Freedom of Information request dated and received in my office on September 15, 2014, in which you requested:

“Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

The response sent by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to the Request for Qualifications issues by The Barack Obama Foundation for UIC to host the Obama Presidential Library.

That UIC submitted a response to the foundation's RFQ and that it subsequently was issued an RFP is published here: http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/news/the-barack-obama-foundation-issues-rfp-to-four-potential-hosts-of-the-future-obama-presidential-library.”

Information responsive to your request is available. These are public documents numbering 89 pages. The link below will provide you access to the responsive records. The requested information is also available online via the following link: http://presidential-library.uic.edu.

Should you wish to inspect or receive a physical copy of these documents, please call Melanie Kuehn at the phone number below and she will provide you with all necessary details.

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 217-782-1396, 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.

To access your files, please go to:
https://uofi.box.com/s/ywpnc01wyqf32o91ryy9
This link will expire in ten business days.

Sincerely,

Thomas P. Hardy
Executive Director
and Chief Records Officer

From: Conor Skelding

Thanks very much, Mr. Hardy.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

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