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F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Contracts, proposals and bids are not exempt. 29 Del. C. § 6907. See also Del. Op. Att'y Gen., No. 77-037 (Dec. 28, 1977); Del. Op. Att'y Gen., No. 05-ib13 (May 9, 2005).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

1. Sealed bids are private data prior to the opening of bids. § 13.37, subd. 2, as are estimates for highway construction projects. § 13.72, subd. 1.

2. If the federal government requires, a state agency under contract of the federal government must keep government data private. § 13.35.

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.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Information in or taken from any contract dealing with the receipt or expenditure of public or other funds by public bodies must be disclosed in accordance with D.C. Code Ann. § 2-536(a)(6). In other instances, the financial information and trade secret exemption, D.C. Code Ann. § 2-534(a), may come into play. Shaw Coalition Redevelopment Corp. v. Office of the Assistant City Adm'r for Econ. Dev., FOIA App. No. 90-20 (Office of the Mayor, July 17, 1994).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Open unless considered appraisal information. See §  31-1-27.  Att’y Gen. No. 90-181, March 21, 1990 to Tabb. An insurance policy, plan description, rate structure and renewal notice are public records.  Att’y Gen. No. 2007-534, Oct. 19, 2007 to Morgan.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Documents incidental to proposed contractual arrangements and proposed sales or purchases of property are closed until the transaction has been completed. S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-40(a)(5). Under the state's procurement code procurement information is made public with the exception of competitive information of the type not normally released to the general public. S.C. Code Ann. § 11-35-410. Bids are to be opened publicly.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Fla. Stat. section 119.07(3)(m) (1995) provides that sealed bids or proposals received by an agency pursuant to invitations to bid or requests for proposals are exempt from disclosure until such time as the bids or proposals are opened. However, submissions which are not technically “bids” may be subject to inspection. See Op. Att’y Gen. Fla. 74-245 (1974) (developer’s plan submitted to flood control district for review and recommendation is a public record subject to inspection).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Most contracts with a public governmental body are subject to disclosure. However, access to specifications for competitor bidding and sealed bids and related documents is restricted under Mo.Rev.Stat. §  610.021(11), (12).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Public contracts are open. SDCL § 1-27-4.1. Proposals and bids should also be open, in the absence of a specific exemption or exclusion. See SDCL § 5-18, generally, regarding bidding process. 

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

The Act does not exempt contracts. However, where a state or local agency is involved in the acquisition of real property, "engineers' cost estimates and pending, rejected or deferred bids or proposals" are exempt until the final award of the contract is made or the project is terminated. O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72(a)(6)(B).