Communication Services Contract (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

Augie Torres filed this request with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office of Oakland County, MI.
Tracking #

F004031-091018

Multi Request Communication Services Contract
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Augie Torres

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current contract between the County and the current vendor for inmate communication services at the County Correctional / Detention Facility. This may encompass telecommunication, kiosk, and mobile tablet services. I am requesting that the information provided contain the term and expiration date of the current contract (including any optional contract extensions), as well as the current telecommunications provider and the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement.

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,

Augie Torres

From: Augie Torres

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current contract between the County and the current vendor for inmate communication services at the County Correctional / Detention Facility. This may encompass telecommunication, kiosk, and mobile tablet services. I am requesting that the information provided contain the term and expiration date of the current contract (including any optional contract extensions), as well as the current telecommunications provider and the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement.

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,

Augie Torres

From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,

Our records do not reflect receiving the original request (submitted on February 27, 2018). We are now entering this as a new request and will be forwarding to Oakland County Purchasing for further response.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

[KORENDA SCHAEFFER SIGNATURE2]<http://www.oaklandsheriff.com/>

From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Dear Augie Torres:

Thank you for your interest in public records from Oakland County, Michigan. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 422 of 1976, as amended, MCL. 15.231 et. seq. Your request was given the reference number F004031-091018 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: Records regarding current inmate communications contracts.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant County department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the costs, if any, associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted when we determine if the records you requested are available and if there is a cost for you to obtain the records you requested.

PLEASE NOTE: The Michigan Freedom of Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information or answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed.

Again, thank you for using the FOIA Records Center.

Oakland County, Michigan
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From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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09/11/2018
Augie Torres
MuckRock News
411A Highland Ave DEPT MR 49885
Somerville MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com
RE: FOIA REQUEST of September 10, 2018, Reference # F004031-091018
Dear Augie Torres:
This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request referenced above.
Your request is granted. You may log in to the Oakland County Records Center to view the responsive records. (https://oaklandcountymi.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/SupportHome.aspx) YOUR FURTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
To the extent that this response, in your opinion, constitutes a denial of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rights, your statutory remedies are as follows:
The hyperlink below will lead you to the current contract and contract amendments. These signed documents should fulfill your request: https://www.oakgov.com/purchasing/bidder-registration/Pages/contracts.aspx#k=icsolutions%20Path:%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oakgov.com%2Fpurchasing%22%20FileExtension=pdf%20XRANK(cb=5000.00)%20ContractNumberOWSTEXT:icsolutions%20XRANK(cb=4000.00)%20ContractDocumentTypeOWSCHCS:%22Signed%20PDF%22%20XRANK(cb=3999.00)%20ContractDocumentTypeOWSCHCS:%22System%20PDF%22 For FOIA denials, you may submit to the head of the public body a written appeal that specifically states the word "appeal" and identifies the reason or reasons for reversal of the denial. Within 10 business days after the head of the public body receives a written appeal he or she will do one of the following:
* Reverse the denial.
* Issue a written notice to you upholding the denial.
* Reverse the denial in part and issue a written notice to you upholding the denial in part.
* Under unusual circumstances, issue a notice extending for not more than 10 business days the time to respond.
You may begin a civil action in circuit court to compel the public body’s disclosure of the public records within 180 days after a public body’s final determination to deny a request.
You have the right to receive attorneys' fees and damages as provided in MCL 15.240 if, after judicial review, the court determines that the public body has not complied with MCL 15.235 and orders disclosure of all or a portion of a public record. For fee appeals, if the public body requires a fee that, in your opinion, exceeds the amount permitted under its procedures and guidelines or MCL 15.234, you may submit to the head of the public body a written fee appeal for a fee reduction that specifically states the word "appeal" and identifies how the required fee exceeds the amount permitted. Within 10 business days after the head of the public body receives a written fee appeal, he or she will do one of the following:
* Waive the fee.
* Reduce the fee and issue a written determination to the requesting person indicating the basis for the remaining fee.
* Uphold the fee and issue a written determination to the requesting person indicating the basis for upholding the fee.
* If necessary, issue a notice extending for not more than 10 business days the time to respond.
Within 45 days after the head of the public body issues a written determination on the fee appeal or if the head of the public body failed to respond to the fee appeal, you may begin a civil action in circuit court.
Oakland County’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines, and its Public Summary, can be found at https://www.oakgov.com/FOIA (https://www.oakgov.com/FOIA)
Sincerely,
Scott Guzzy
Compliance/Purchasing To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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