We write in response to your December 4, 2018 request for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). Your specific request is noted below along with our corresponding response.
How can we obtain the RFP response of the firm that was awarded the contract for your most recent participant survey under the Freedom of Information Act? The release of public records is governed by Rhode Island General Laws §38-2-1 et seq. (“APRA”). …[W]e are interested in seeing is the winning bid on the RFP from the last year’s survey.
Please see the attached documentation responsive to your request. Note that the Office of the General Treasurer did not issue an RFP for participant survey services, so this office does not maintain RFP responses from firms or other service providers. Further note that these documents have been slightly redacted pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b) to protect personal individually identifiable records, specifically, the personal telephone number and address of the service provider.
If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Frank Karpinski, Executive Director, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886. You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.
Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment.
Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.