Webb County (TX) contracts/MOUs re: Laredo Processing Center

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Webb County Sheriff of Webb County, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by Webb County, Texas for services and activities related to the Laredo Processing Center (https://www.cca.com/facilities/laredo-processing-center)

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Larry Sanchez

Can you please be more specific on the time frame that you are requesting the information for?
This applies to both requests that you submitted.

Thank you,
Larry Sanchez
Webb County Public Information Officer
956.523.4999

From: Larry Sanchez

Mr. Lipton:
On January 6, 2015 we requested clarification from you on two requests you submitted.
We never received a response from you for the clarification.
Please re-submit with the specific time frame you are requesting.

Thank you,
Larry Sanchez
Webb County Public Information Officer
956.523.4999

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Sanchez,

Thank you very much for your message and apologies for the delay in response. I am most interested in the most recent contract and all applicable amendments. However, I am also interested in all agreements held by the county regarding Laredo Processing Center. Could you give me a better sense for how far these go back? I do not want to saddle you with a request that is unnecessarily time consuming.

Thank you very much for your help.

Best,
Beryl

From: Larry Sanchez

Mr. Lipton:
We have research your request and do not have any of the information you are requesting below.

Thank you,
Larry Sanchez
Webb County Public Information Officer
956.523.4999

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Sanchez,

I'd like to send the amended version of this request (copied below) to the Webb County Sheriff's Office. Do you happen to have an appropriate email address that could be used?

Thank you for all your help,
Beryl

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by the Webb County Sheriff's Office for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the Laredo Processing Center 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, sewage, natural gas, garbage, etc.
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements
• all agreements, invoices, and related materials regarding the use of inmate labor by any of this agency's divisions or jurisdictions

From: Larry Sanchez

You can send the request to:
Brenda Medina bmedina@webbcountytx.gov

Larry Sanchez
Webb County Public Information Officer
956.523.4999

From: Beryl Lipton

Thank you!

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public 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 Webb County Sheriff's Office for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the Laredo Processing Center 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, sewage, natural gas, garbage, etc.
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements
• all agreements, invoices, and related materials regarding the use of inmate labor by any of this agency's divisions or jurisdictions

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Brenda R. Medina

Good afternoon,

The cost for the Open Records request below will be $15 pursuant to the Text Cost Regulations Promulgated by the Office of the Attorney General.

Please kindly advise if you would like to proceed with this request.

Thank you,

Brenda R. Medina-Moreno
PIO
Webb County Sheriff’s Office
902 Victoria St.
Laredo, TX 78040
O: 956.523.4554
C: 956.489.3012
F: 956.523.5059
E: bmedina@webbcountytx.gov

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Medina-Moreno,

Thank you very much for your message. Could you please clarify the array of documents that will be provided? I am very interested and would like to submit the necessary payment.

Have a great afternoon,
Beryl

From: Joe A. Lopez

Beryl,

The documents we would release consist of the original agreement between CCA and Webb County and the first and second amendments to agreement. In regards to invitation to bids, scorecards etc.... that would be something you would have to check in with the Federal government and CCA. We did not solicit bids to house federal prisoners. That would be with ICE and or USMS.

Webb basically provides CCA and Feds permission to negotiate for the housing of federal prisoners and the terms and conditions that follow.

Hope that answers your question.

Joe Lopez III, Finance Director
Webb County Sheriff's Office

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