|Submitted||Dec. 1, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
All performance evaluations of Newport Construction between 2010 and the present. This includes but is not limited to the "contractor project evaluation forms."
Documentation of any complaints filed against Newport Construction, and records of any disciplinary or corrective actions taken as a result of those complaints.
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.
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Dear Mr. ,
Your public records request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received by our records access officer on December 01, 2020 and given the case number P001676-120220 for tracking purposes. All performance evaluations of Newport Construction between 2010 and the present. This includes but is not limited to the "contractor project evaluation forms."
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below, and will receive an email when your request has been completed, or requires any clarification and/or modification.
Thank you for using the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Public Records Request Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFgHxqKubB-2F27LtZ4P1tSQ6zPkb7efLtxAH8pnC3OWV8sQDWQJ3i24-2B-2BnyexMaR9RgjWhrVpk98SkT-2FvG58uIND-2FjovS6RYhU9ACrGIryq6Dgs0s6GjFXm0JqE66-2BSx8d0hVDEauLNUh6sCaN1NjjwLY-3DkLpc_N1M7QeyeGNJwyP1xAHAgqs1e7vpXEDrUnnjhs37YDua7i9XJAjQ4NCpXLQsoP0DzstRJRky-2Fk4U7YchVSd7ce12j-2FyaWgkUJ-2BpOst0nIn21XnXgniMYyKsoRVaiyRvfG2a-2F16n5LQFIV9gKqAa7UEJ5P8iTTbIxbjq-2FiixOU1AkSwwOdXb-2B0ZSg-2BmzLCjL-2FfI5qN-2FJTRhwIVlP6jvLo-2FLRzvMjAGLavGy4cQef3TTp3g5nDFjGK0LvC1wfAPGWSrmYsJUJ4MgZXZ5aYIz6MF5Zeo0cKGznYrn7ZSLld0RFUXFuT9hX7F2l2F-2Folv4GcGVMDkeyeH2-2BjSj9qXolpWGonXDnTaD-2B-2FvScQ0HFMg22OIHk74j8-2B0Ta8e4s-2B-2FmOHlklQ-2BEZ0rGQYKoWE6LOfSo-2F44PEXiwN9q0mIIvqSj-2F20-3D)
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December 03, 2020
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: Public Records Request for “All performance evaluations of Newport Construction between 2010 and the present. This includes but is not limited to the "contractor project evaluation forms."” Our Reference No.: P001676-120220
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) is in receipt of your request for public records dated December 01, 2020 regarding the above-referenced matter.
During our initial search in an attempt to comply with your request, however, it has been determined that based on your initial request the amount of records is beyond the basic purpose and intent of the public records law. Pursuant to 950 CMR 32.06(1)(b) and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 66, Section 10(a)(i), "requests for public records shall include a reasonable description of the requested record to the records access officer so that he or she can identify and locate it promptly." "A requester does not need absolute precision, but an agency is entitled to more than a general category of what may be thousands of documents." See T he David Project, Inc. v. Boston Redevelopment Authority, 22 Mass.L.Rep. 361 (2007).
Please reply at your earliest convenience to clarify, or assist in the modification of the scope of, your request so that we may more efficiently or affordably accommodate you. Specifically, please indicate the Project you are interested in and/or a more defined date range, as there may be many Newport Construction jobs across the Commonwealth over the last decade. We are unable to do any further work on this request until we receive your response.
If you need additional information, or there is any other way we can assist you, please respond through the portal or contact our general public records line at (857) 368-8760. Please use our Reference No.: P001676-120220.
William J. Doyle, Esq.
Records Access Officer
Office of the General Counsel
I was informed you need to submit your request on our public
information request form.
Please go to https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-records to get
Thank you and stay safe!
*Ann Marie Tobin*
*Assistant to** the Commissioner of Transportation*
*Boston Transportation Department*
*One City Hall Square-Room 721*
*Boston, MA 02201*
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