Contract and communications with Bloomberg Finance L.P. for Bloomberg terminals (Comptroller)

Daniel Boguslaw filed this request with the Office of the Comptroller of New York City of New York City, NY.
Est. Completion Sept. 29, 2020
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Fix Required

Communications

From: Daniel Boguslaw


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

-- Contract(s) or intent(s) to award contract(s) between the Office of the Comptroller, or the city, and Bloomberg Finance L.P. for "Bloomberg terminals" dated from January 1, 2014 through the date when this request is processed.
-- Communication between representatives or employees of the Office of the Comptroller and representatives or employees of Bloomberg Finance L.P. regarding Bloomberg terminals, dated from January 1, 2014 through the date when this request is processed. Communications include letters, emails, memoranda, and/or other messages.

In order to have this request fulfilled in a timely matter, I am willing to limit my request to clearly releasable portions of the requested documents. I reserve the right, however, to submit a new request if I am not satisfied with your response.

The news that the Office of the Comptroller intends to purchase the service from Bloomberg Finance L.P. was published online on April 28, 2014 here:https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2014/04/stringer-to-order-bloomberg-terminals-012554

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,

Daniel Kaufman

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

This letter is in reference to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, which we received on February 14, 2020. Due to the large volume of requests that we are processing and the broad nature of your request, particularly your request for "all communications" with Bloomberg Finance L.P., we will need additional time to respond to your request.

We anticipate completing our response to your request on or about APRIL 22, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please send an email to our FOIL Officer at foil@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:foil@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

Dear Daniel Kaufman,

This letter is in reference to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request that you submitted on February 20, 2020.

Due to the volume of requests that we are processing, unforeseen delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic , and the broad nature of your request, particularly your request for communications, we need additional time to complete the response to your request. We anticipate completing our response to your request on or about June 24, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please send an email to our FOIL Officer at foil@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:foil@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

This letter is in reference to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, which we received on February 14, 2020. Due to the large volume of requests that we are processing, the broad nature of your request, and unexpected delays resulting from the COVID pandemic, we will need additional time to respond to your request.

We anticipate completing our response to your request on or about July 23, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please send an email to our FOIL Officer at foil@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:foil@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

This letter is in reference to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request that you submitted on February 20, 2020.

Due to the volume of requests that we are processing, the nature of your request-particularly your request for emails and communications sent over a 6 year period-and unforeseen delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need additional time to complete the response to your request. We anticipate completing our response to your request on or about September 17 , 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please send an email to our FOIL Officer at foil@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:foil@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

Good Afternoon,

We will need a short extension of time to complete the response to this request. You requested communications, including emails, sent or received over a 6 year time period and relevant to a specific topic. It takes a considerable amount of time to search agency records for relevant communications. We have nearly completed the review of communications and will need a short extension to finalize the response to your request. We anticipate completing the response to your request on or before September 29, 2020.

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

Dear Daniel Kaufmann,

This letter is about your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, which we received on February 14, 2020. Due to the large volume of requests that we are processing and your request's broad nature, particularly your request for "all communications" with Bloomberg Finance L.P. sent over several years, we will need additional time to respond to your request. We have nearly completed our review of emails and need a short extension.

We anticipate completing our response to your request on or about October 6, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please send an email to our FOIL Officer at foil@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:foil@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

Dear Daniel Kaufmann,

This letter is about your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, which we received on February 14, 2020. Due to the large volume of requests that we are processing and your request's broad nature, particularly your request for "all communications" with Bloomberg Finance L.P. sent over several years, we will need additional time to respond to your request. We have nearly completed our review of emails and need a short extension.

We anticipate completing our response to your request on or about October 16, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please send an email to our FOIL Officer at foil@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:foil@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

From: Office of the Comptroller of New York City

On February 14, 2020, you submitted a FOIL request for the following records:

-- Contract(s) or intent(s) to award contract(s) between the Office of the Comptroller, or the city, and Bloomberg Finance L.P. for "Bloomberg terminals" dated from January 1, 2014 through the date when this request is processed.
-- Communication between representatives or employees of the Office of the Comptroller and representatives or employees of Bloomberg Finance L.P. regarding Bloomberg terminals, dated from January 1, 2014 through the date when this request is processed. Communications include letters, emails, memoranda, and/or other messages.

Your request is granted. Due to the large file size, the requested records are available for you to download using the following link: https://nyccomptroller.sharefile.com/d-sdd75417ee094acca. The link expires in 30 days so please be sure to download and save the records.

Under NYS Public Officers Law ยง 89(4), you have the right to appeal this determination. Appeals must be submitted within 30 days of receipt of this response. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff are working remotely. During this time, appeals must be emailed to FOIL@comptroller.nyc.gov<mailto:FOIL@comptroller.nyc.gov>.

Sincerely,
NYC Comptroller's Office FOIL Unit

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