Amazon HQ2 Bid

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Empire State Development Corporation of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2332
Status
Rejected

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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From: Empire State Development Corporation

Dear Ms. Lustig,

ESD is in receipt of the attached FOIL request seeking access to certain records of the New York State Urban Development Corporation ("UDC") doing business as Empire State Development ("ESD").

ESD is considering your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers law, Section 84 et seq.) and its rules concerning access to the records of the Corporation. ESD will notify you of the results of its search for responsive documents within twenty (20) business days.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

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From: Empire State Development Corporation

Dear Mr. Lustig,
I write in response to your October 24, 2017 FOIL request for the following:
A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

Pursuant to section 87, subsection 2, subdivision (c) of FOIL, we have withheld these records as they contain information that "if disclosed would impair present or imminent contract awards."
The appeals officer to direct an appeal of any portion of this determination is Julene Beckford, Assistant Counsel of New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
Kindly confirm receipt of this email.
Thank you

Record Access Office
www.esd.ny.gov<http://www.esd.ny.gov>

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