Contracts signed by DHS Boston Field Office

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-024
Est. Completion None
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all contracts signed or held by the Boston Field Office of the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Mr. Anderson,

Attached is a letter acknowledging DHS-OIG's receipt of your FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions as we proceed with your request.

Thank you,

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Senior FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-025.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good morning Mr. Anderson,

Please note that your request number is actually 2015-024. I believe there was a typo in our acknowledgment letter. Our search for responsive records continues. I will provide you with a response as soon as it is complete. Please let me know if you have any questions as we proceed with your request.

Thank you,

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Senior FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good afternoon Mr. Anderson,

Our Acquisitions Office, which procures contracts for all of OIG, has been working on your request; however, they are unable to search contracts based on field office location, so we’re doing some digging to figure out how best to locate the records you’ve requested. I wondered if you could provide some additional information to help clarify your request:

1) OIG’s Boston field office includes individuals from OIG’s Office of Audits and OIG’s Office of Investigations. Is there a particular area, audits or investigations, in which you are interested or are you interested in contracts from both areas?

2) What time frame are you looking for? Note that contract records are typically destroyed 3 years after the final payment.

3) Can you be more specific about the type of contract in which you are interested?

Thank you for your assistance,
Stephanie

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

1. I am interested in contracts from OIG's Office of Investigations.
2. I am not looking for any particular time frame.
3. If you could provide me with criteria by which I can be more specific about the type of contract in which I am interested, I would be happy to narrow my request.

Sincerely,

Evan

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Thank you, we will focus on Office of Investigations’ contracts. Are you interested in contracts for employees, or things like carpet installation or furniture delivery?

From: Evan Anderson

Hello again,

I am interested in employee contracts.

Thank you,

Evan

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Great, thank you. I will let our searcher know.

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Mr. Anderson,

Attached is OIG’s final response to your request. Please let me know if you have any questions about this response.

Sincerely,
Stephanie

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Senior FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

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