|Submitted||Nov. 8, 2017|
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
I am seeking communications between Dept. of Finance and Administration and NICUSA, TN Division regarding contracts it was awarded to perform. Specifically, communications that discuss bidding process, proposal submission and evaluation and the bidding info related to NICUSA TN Div from June 2014 - November 2017
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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 8, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
I'm not certain which email address this went to but I did not receive it. It's possible it went into the spam file, just looking at your email address.
I'll need to confer with staff and respond.
We've received your request for copies of "communications between Dept. of Finance and Administration and NICUSA, TN Division regarding contracts it was awarded to perform. Specifically, communications that discuss bidding process, proposal submission and evaluation and the bidding info related to NICUSA TN Div from June 2014 - November 2017."
The right of access to such records rests with citizens of our state pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated §10-7-503(a). Please provide appropriate identification as required by T.C.A. 10-7-503, such as a driver's license, establishing that you are a citizen of this state. Once we receive a copy of your identification, we will begin processing your request. If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For your information, Tennessee Attorney General's Opinion (01-132) dated August 22, 2001, further discusses this position. In addition, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that a state has the right to limit access to its records to its own citizens. McBurney v. Young, 133 S. Ct. 1709 (U.S., April 29, 2013).