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F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Final contracts are not exempt. Proposals and bids for contracts, grants or agreements are closed by 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(h). In general, the statute protects competitive business information. See also 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(g), (t), (s), (u).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Contract records are public records unless they are exempt from the Statute because they relate to the "acquisition, sale or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community," RSA 91-A:3, II, (d), or they constitute a preliminary draft under RSA 91-A:5, IX. See Gallagher v. Town of Windham, 121 N.H. 156 (1981).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Open except to the extent they contain information in IV.C above.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

The statute does not specifically address such items, which are subject to disclosure under the general provisions of the statute.  However, state bidding laws require sealed bids. Ind. Code §§ 4-13.3-5-2 and 4-13.6-5-8. After the bids are opened, they are subject to public inspection and copying. Ind. Code §§ 4-13.4-2-7 and § 4-13.4-5-2(b). Records of negotiations with certain enumerated agencies need not be disclosed while negotiations are in progress. Ind. Code § 5-14-3-4(b)(5).  After negotiations have terminated, the terms of a final offer shall be disclosed.  Id.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 exempts from the definition of government record information that, if disclosed, would give an advantage to competitors or bidders. All advertisements for bids, and bids when opened and all contracts for the purchase of goods or services are public records. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-11-4, 14 and 23.

Pursuant to Asbury Park Press v. County of Monmouth et seq., 201 N.J. 5 (2010), OPRA requires disclosure of settlement agreements between public entities and former employees.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Disclosure of records relating to procurement transactions by state agencies is comprehensively addressed in the Virginia Public Procurement Act. Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-4342. Contracts are generally open for inspection after they are awarded. The Act has a broad exclusion for records relating to public-private partnerships under the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 and the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002. Va. Code Ann. 2.2-3705.6(11).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Reports evaluated and recommendations prepared by the state which concern bids (for the purchase of real or personal property as set forth in Iowa Code §  22.7(7) are closed until accepted. 79 Op. Att'y Gen. 19, 21 (March 9, 1979).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Contracts are public record; bids are public after the contract is awarded.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Information relating to ferry and highway construction, and railroad and export services bids may be withheld, although summaries of railroad contracts are open. RCW 42.56.270.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

The following are exempt from disclosure: plans, designs, drawings or specifications which are the property of a private person (K.S.A. 45-221(a)(18)); specifications for competitive bidding (K.S.A. 45-221(a)(27)); sealed bids and related documents (K.S.A. 45-221(a)(28)); the bidder's list of contractors (K.S.A. 45-221(a)(32)); and engineering and architectural estimates made by or for any public agency relative to public improvements (K.S.A. 45-221(a)(33)).