Foreign Materials Exploitation Laboratory contract

Tom Nash filed this request with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the United States of America.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the contract referenced in the following notice sent out by the Department of Defense on 6/23/2015:

Messer Construction Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a $24,166,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for the addition and alteration of the Foreign Materials Exploitation Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. Fiscal 2012 military construction funds in the amount of $24,166,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Kentucky, is the contracting activity (W912QR-15-C-0012).

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 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,

Tom Nash

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bartlett, Michelle J HQ02

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Caveats: NONE

We have received this but have been unable to log in and acknowledge receipt yet. I will be forwarding a copy to the Louisville District since you have identified them as the contracting activity. In the future - please refer to USACE FOIA Offices website at http://www.usace.army.mil/FOIA/Offices.aspx. You can submit requests directly to the relevant district thereby minimizing response time.

Thank you,

Michelle

Michelle Bartlett
Office of Counsel
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity (HECSA)
Office Phone: (703) 428-7207
This is a privileged communication.
Attorney-Client/Attorney Work-Product
DO NOT RELEASE UNDER FOIA.

From: Crask, Amanda J LRL

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Dear Mr. Nash,

Would your request be satisfied by receiving the Payment Bond, first two pages of the Contract, and letter from Chief of Contracting Division? This is called a Miller Act Package, and all of this is provided free of charge within three (3) business days. As you know with a FOIA request, we would respond in about 20 business days and processing fees over $250 would be required up-front. Please feel free to call, or email me back about your preference. Thanks!

Amanda J. Crask
FOIA Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel
Louisville District
US Army Corps of Engineers
(502) 315-6640
Amanda.Crask@usace.army.mil

From: Tom Nash

Hi Ms. Crask,

A Miller Act Package would suffice for now. I really appreciate your help.

Thanks

Tom

From: Crask, Amanda J LRL

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Caveats: NONE

Tom,
You're very welcome!
I am forwarding your request to Janice Goodman in our Contracting department. Her phone number is 502-315-6213 and email is Janice.E.Goodman@usace.army.mil.

Janice,
Please see the original email at the bottom of this chain. Thank you.

From: Goodman, Janice E LRL

Mr. Nash:

I am in receipt of your request for the Bonds Statute (formerly known as the Miller Act). In order to begin the claim process, please provide the following information, via email, as soon as possible:

Please forward an affidavit attesting to your supply of labor and/or materials to the Contractor, and its failure to pay you. The affidavit should include the name and address of your company as the provider of the work; the project name and work you provided; the public agency which is
USACE, Louisville District; the Prime's name, address, contract number and task order number (if applicable); and the amount claimed for work performed. This should be signed and dated by a Notary Public and sent to me as soon as possible in order to continue the process. Please include the name and email address of the claimant’s principal(s). Emailing the information to me is acceptable.

Pertinent surety and completion data, along with a signed letter from the Contracting Division's Chief, will be sent to you after we receive the affidavit, etc.

If you have further questions, please contact me.

Thanks,

Janice Goodman
Purchasing Agent
US Army Corps of Engineers
Louisville District
PH:  502-315-6213
FAX: 502-315-6195
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From: Tom Nash

Hi Ms. Goodman,

I think we may have crossed wires here -- I submitted this request as part of an initial FOIA sent through the FOIA office. I was told a Miller Act package would be an efficient way to get a look at the documents I requested. I have no claim against anyone and am hoping this can be processed under FOIA. I really appreciate your help sorting this out.

Thanks

Tom

From: Goodman, Janice E LRL

Tom:

In that case, you will need to contact Amanda Crask again. So sorry for all the confusion.

Thanks,
Janice

Janice Goodman
Purchasing Agent
US Army Corps of Engineers
Louisville District
PH:  502-315-6213
FAX: 502-315-6195
The Corps is BUILDING STRONG.  Help us be better by completing this customer survey: 
http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&service_provider_id=110825&site_id=856&service_category_id=14

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