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F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Confidential to the extent that disclosure would give an unfair advantage to competitors or bidders. 51 O.S. § 24A.10. Taped conversations made in connection with the bidding process between the State Treasurer and outside securities firms are subject to the act. 1993 OK AG 2.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Contracts are public.  Competitive proposals, while decided on a case-by-case basis, are arguably exempt under Section 6255’s public interest balancing test during the negotiation process but must be made public prior to final acceptance by the public agency to afford public input in the selection process. Michaelis, Montanari & Johnson v. Superior Court, 38 Cal.4th 1065, 1073, 44 Cal. Rptr. 3d 663, 136 P.3d 194 (2006).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

This information ordinarily falls under the confidential commercial or financial information exemption of the PIA, which is substantially similar to the federal exemption under the FOIA. As such, the records are generally closed pursuant to § 10-617(d). Also, inspections shall be denied where the records sought contain information generated by the bid analysis management system and concerns an investigation based on a transportation contractor's suspected collusive or anticompetitive activity. § 10-617(i). See also II.A.2(2)(c).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Contracts, proposals and bids are all generally open, except in cases of sealed bid contracts where the sealed bids have not been opened. ORS 279.027 describes when a sealed bid is available for public inspection.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Open. Contracts made by any government agency involving an expenditure of public funds are open to inspection as public records under the Open Records Act. Freedom Newspapers Inc. v. Denver & Rio Grande Western R.R., 731 P.2d 740 (Colo. App. 1986).  After a contract has been let, the bidding documents, of successful and unsuccessful bidders, are subject to inspection.  See International Bhd. of Elec. Workers Local 68 v. Denver Metro. Major League Baseball Stadium Dist., 880 P.2d 160 (Colo. App. 1994); Denver Post v. Stapleton Dev. Corp., 19 P.3d 36 (Colo. App.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Bids and proposals are not available until after bids have been opened or time for receipt of bids has expired. G.L. c. 4, § 7, cl. 26(h). Fiscal statements filed by governmental contractors are normally not available. See G.L. c. 30, § 39R(f).  Certain contracts for hospital or related health care services, if between a government-operated medical facility and another entity specifically described in the Public Records Law, may be withheld pursuant to exemption (m).  G.L. c. 4, § 26(m).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

The Act specifically states that “contracts” are public records unless subject to an exemption. Sections 301-303 (requiring access to public records); 102 (definition of “public record” and “financial record”). This requirement is virtually identical to the old act. See, e.g., Dep’t of Conservation and Nat. Res. v. Office of Open Records, 1 A.3d 929, 940-41 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010) (approvingly citing interpretations of the “contracts” language in the old Act); Envirotest Partners v. Commonwealth Dep’t of Transp., 664 A.2d 208, 212 (Pa. Commw. Ct.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

See Conn. Gen. Stat. §1-210(b)(7) as discussed above in Records Outline at II.A.2.g.

FOIA states that disclosure is required of the "names of firms obtaining bid documents from any state agency." Conn. Gen. Stat. §1-210(d)(3).

FOIA also states that "[a]ny contract of employment to which the state or a political subdivision of the state is a party shall be deemed to be a public record . . . ." Conn. Gen. Stat. §1-214(a).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

A public body need not disclose a bid or proposal to enter into a contract or agreement "until the time for the public opening of bids or proposals, or if a public opening is not to be conducted, until the time for the receipt of bids or proposals has expired." Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.243(1)(i); see also Nicita v. City of Detroit, 194 Mich. App. 657, 487 N.W.2d 814, 819 (1992) (exemption applies only to a competitive bidding process where bids are solicited but not to unsolicited bids).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

No specific exemption. Partially within the scope of Exemption (N), which includes "real estate appraisals, engineering or feasibility estimates and evaluations made for or by an agency relative to the acquisition of property or prospective public supply and construction contracts, until such time as all of the property has been acquired or all proceedings or transactions have been terminated or abandoned”. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-2(4)(i)(N). For documents of this type which are deemed public, the restriction in R.I. Gen.