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F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An agency may deny access to records or portions thereof if disclosure would impair present or imminent contract awards. N.Y. Pub. Off. Law §  87(2)(c) (McKinney 1988).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Public contracts are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and, in 4-H Road Community Association v. WVU Foundation, supra, the Supreme Court observed that leases between West Virginia University and other parties were public documents subject to disclosure by the University under the FOIA.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Documents relating to the award of public contracts in Alabama — whether by the state, county, municipality or a public corporation, and whether the contracts are required to be bid or not — are open to public inspection. See, e.g., Ala. Code § 9-15-78(a) (2001) (sale or lease of public lands); Ala. Code §  9-14-22(b) (2001) (all documents pertaining to award of contracts for concessions at state parks); and Ala. Code §§ 41-16-24(b), -54(b), -57(d) (Supp. 2010); 200 Op. Att'y Gen. Ala. 23 (Aug. 19, 1985) (Medicaid fiscal agent contract); 227 Op. Att'y Gen. Ala.

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)).