|Submitted||Sept. 17, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, 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 (cafeteria, athletic, academic, recreational, student, etc.) 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 a contract(s) with Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or any subdivision thereof has been cancelled, please provide any and all materials related to its cancellation.
- If a contract with Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or any subdivision thereof has been cancelled, please provide the statement from the university about cancellation.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Massachusetts Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 17, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
I am in receipt of your public records request as detailed in the information below.
The Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. Ch. 66, § 10, along with its associated regulations, permits the University to estimate and assess the estimated cost of searching for the requested records or segregating exempt information from non-exempt information. I estimate that your request will take less than four hours to complete and there will be no copying fee charged for this request. As a result there will be no fee.
Attached are records responsive to your request.
Under Chapter 66 of the General Laws, you have the right to appeal our disposition of your request to the Supervisor of Public Records, Office of the Secretary of State, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> and the right to seek judicial review of an unfavorable decision by commencing a civil action in the superior court under subsection (c) of section 10A.
Christine M. Wilda
Associate Chancellor for Compliance
340 Whitmore Building
Amherst, MA 01003
Here is the response to your public records inquiry.