|Submitted||Nov. 2, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, 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.
Thank you for your public records request. A copy of the proposal may be found on the City’s homepage<http://www.worcesterma.gov/home> and can be viewed as a PDF<http://www.worcesterma.gov/proposals/amazon.pdf>. There were no contracts issued for third-party services, but there are three purchase orders for services (attached). Services include production of the promotional video, printing the proposal, and shipping the proposal. There is no charge for the attached records. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out again. Thank you, and have a nice day.
Staff Assistant & Records Access Officer
Office of the City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.