|Submitted||July 24, 2020|
|Due||Aug. 7, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
I am looking for all information related to bid BD-19-1084-POLGH-GHQ-33656 since I cannot access it using the COMMBUYS website. This information would include, but is not limited to, the organization, the department, agency attachments, item information, any bids along with their attachments, any quotes along with their attachments and any purchase orders along with their attachments. In short I am looking for the information that would normally be available on the COMMBUYS website.
Alternatively if the Bid and associated bids, quotes and POs are made public on the COMMBUYS website that would be acceptable as well.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
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.
Enclosed please find a response to your public records request.
Bill McAvoy | Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Legal Counsel
Operational Services Division | Supplier Diversity, Small Business, Legal and Compliance Office
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Thank you for the information. I will reach out to the Massachusetts State Police regarding this bid.