Indiana DOA Fuel Purchasing

Anthony Seim filed this request with the Department of Administration of Indiana.


From: Anthony Seim

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records related to current bulk fuel contracts (Gasoline, Diesel Fuel). Documents would include; original RFP, Amendments, Bid Tabulations, Volumes, and Awards.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

From: Department of Administration

Please be advised that the Indiana Department of Administration is in receipt of your public records request. Pursuant to Indiana Code 5-14-3 IDOA will review your request and respond to you as soon as is reasonably possible.

Any document that you have requested that is properly disclosable as a public record will be provided to you when it has been compiled. If at all possible, the documents you seek will be provided in a digital format that you will receive via e-mail as an attachment or as a web link. If documents may be provided digitally, it will be at no cost to you. I will be in touch if there are any fees in regard to this request.


Jessica Thayer | IDOA
Training and Communications
(317) 234-3420<>

From: Department of Administration

Good morning,

We will check on the status of your request.


Jessica Thayer | IDOA
Training and Communications
(317) 234-3420<>

From: Department of Administration

We have again reviewed your request for public records and have determined the same is not suitable for release of records.

The Indiana Access to Public Records act provides in part:

IC 5-14-3-3
Right to inspect and copy public agency records; electronic data storage; use of information for commercial purposes; contracts

"...may not use the information for commercial purposes, including to sell, advertise, or solicit the purchase of merchandise, goods, or services, or sell, loan, give away, or otherwise deliver the information obtained by the request to any other person for these purposes."

Our review of your communication and of your company website clearly indicates that your intended use of the records which you have requested are for "commercial purposes". For this reason your request is denied as inappropriate for disclosure.

Feel free to contact me should you have questions.

Tim A. Grogg