Amazon HQ2 Bid

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the City of Tampa, Mayor's Office of Tampa, FL.
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From: Paxtyn Merten


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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.

Now that Amazon has announced the locations of its second headquarters, there is no ongoing competition barring the proposal's release.

Please provide records on a rolling basis, and reach me at 617-299-1832 if you have any questions.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Paxtyn Merten

From: City of Tampa, Mayor's Office

Hi Paxtyn,

Thank you for contacting the City of Tampa. This is to acknowledge receipt of your subject request (copy attached) to provide you with public records held by the City of Tampa regarding the subject shown above. We’re happy to provide copies of any available records responsive to your request in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 119.

We will coordinate with the applicable City department(s) who may hold responsive records. In the event there is a fee for copies, research time or redaction services, this information will be provided to you as soon as it is available.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. Thanks again, and have a good day,

Jim Crew
Public Records Coordinator, Office of the City Clerk
City of Tampa / 315 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor / Tampa, Florida 33602
p: (813) 274-7080 / e: jim.crew@tampagov.net<mailto:jim.crew@tampagov.net>

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From: City of Tampa, Mayor's Office

Hi Paxtyn,

Regarding your subject request (copy attached), upon coordinating with applicable City departments the following information has been provided by our Economic & Urban Development Department:

“The City of Tampa did not submit a bid package for the Amazon HQ project. A regional package of information was submitted on behalf of our entire region including Hillsborough County, City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, and the state of Florida, along with multiple private and non-profit entities. The package was assembled and submitted by the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp (EDC). A copy of the final package was never shared with the City of Tampa or the other contributing entities...

The City of Tampa did not hire/pay for any of the work that was done in assembling the package. The City of Tampa has an annual contract with the EDC for marketing in general. The EDC is sponsored by the City of Tampa, other local governments, non-profits, and private business entities.

Re: Public Records Request:
· “A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters,”
The City of Tampa did not submit a bid for this project and has never had a copy of the regional bid package.
· “any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid,”
The City did not enter into any such contracts.
· “any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.”
No additional funds were allocated, nor did the City expend existing funds, for the assemblage of the regional submittal package.”

Please let us know if we may be of further assistance in the future. Thanks, and have a good day,

Jim Crew
Public Records Coordinator, Office of the City Clerk
City of Tampa / 315 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor / Tampa, Florida 33602
p: (813) 274-7080 / e: jim.crew@tampagov.net<mailto:jim.crew@tampagov.net>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
The information contained in this email and accompanying attachments is intended only for the addressee(s) listed above. If you are not the intended recipient of this information, any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this information is strictly prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by return email or by calling (813) 274-7080. In addition, please note that, pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter 119, this or any other written or electronic communication with this office may be subject to public disclosure unless expressly exempt. For more information about the City of Tampa, please visit our website at www.tampagov.net<http://www.tampagov.net/> .

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