Amazon HQ2 Bid

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the North Andover Town Clerk of North Andover, MA.


From: Paxtyn Merten

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

• A copy of the bid submitted by Lower Merrimack Valley in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters — document(s) which would have been sent between September 1, 2017 through January 20, 2018 — and any supplemental materials provided to Amazon at the same time.

I see that you have made the bid available online, but in a non-downloadable folder ( I would prefer to receive it as a PDF attachment in a reply email.

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, 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.


Paxtyn Merten

From: North Andover Town Clerk

I am in receipt of your public records request dated December 17, 2018 for
a copy of the bid submitted by Lower Merrimack Valley in response to
Amazon's request for proposals. The information is downloadable and may be
found online at:


Laurie Burzlaff
Executive Assistant/Director of Administrative Services
Town of North Andover
120 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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