|Submitted||Jan. 16, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Vermont public records law (1 V.S.A. §§ 315-320), I hereby request the following records:
• The full Request for Proposal (RFP) 08282014 for Out-of-State Housing of 600 Min, Med, and Close Custody and 75 High Security offenders
• All bids and related materials submitted in response to RFP 08282014
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Beryl C.D. Lipton
January 21, 2015
Dept MR 15676
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Re: Record Request
Dear Ms. Lipton:
The Vermont Department of Corrections has received your request for records. The Department’s response is included below.
1. The full Request for Proposal (RFP) 08282014 for Out-of-State Housing of 600 Min, Med, and Close Custody and 75 High Security offenders
a. Provided the Request for Proposals for the out of state housing of 600 minimum, medium, and close custody and 75 high security offenders
2. All bids and related materials submitted in response to RFP 08282014
a. The bids and related materials that you have requested are denied pursuant to 1 V.S.A. 317(c)(15). I certify that these records relate specifically to the negotiation of a contract and are exempt.
Since this letter is a denial you should be aware that this denial may be appealed to the Commissioner of Corrections pursuant to 1 V.S.A. 318(c). The Commissioner of Corrections can be contacted at the following address:
Vermont Department of Corrections
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-1001
Policy Development and Offender Due Process