USMS contracts/MOUs/IGSAs re: Crossroads Correctional Facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015USMS28824
Est. Completion None
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by the U.S. Marshals Service for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding Crossroads Correctional Facility and any facilities associated with it through any of the aforementioned agreements regarding the facility.

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all invoices/receipts detailing compensation received as a result of any agreements
• all agreements related to the provision of services, such as water and sewage
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements

This request is being made as part of an ongoing journalistic investigation. 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000

August 19, 2015

Beryl C.D. Lipton
Dept MR 20585
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2015USMS28824
Subject: Information Regarding the Crossroads Correctional Facility

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request(s) for records pertaining to the above subject maintained by this Bureau.
We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.

Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under the Department of Justice FOIA/PA regulations in excess of $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

If you should have any questions, please contact Nancy Robinson at (202) 307-9054.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

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 Aug. 26, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015USMS28824.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

We are working on it

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

We are working on it.

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

We are working on it

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000

March 1, 2016

Beryl Lipton
Dept MR 20585
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2015USMS28824 (Corrected
Number 28866)
Subject of Request: Information Regarding the Crossroads Correctional Facility

Dear Requester:

This is in response to your request for “the initial invitation to bid, request for proposal, or equivalent call for contractors; the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder; all other vendor responses; all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process; the current contract; all exhibits; all amendments; all invoices/receipts detailing compensation received as a result of any agreements; all agreements related to the provision of services, such as water and sewage; all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements; and all agreements regarding the utilization of inmate labor by any agency within this entity's jurisdiction.”
By letter dated January 5, 2015, the USMS provided you with a copy of the requested contract. With regards to the remainder of your request for additional information, the USMS conducted a search of the Prisoner Operations Division, but located no responsive records.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.”

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c ) (2006), & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General
Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

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