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F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Agencies need to make available for public inspection and duplication "government purchasing information including all bid results except to the extent prohibited by section 92F-13." Haw. Rev. Stat. § 92F-12(a)(3); compare Public Inspection of Gov't Contract Lump Sum Bid Price Components, OIP Op. Ltr. No. 90-15 (Apr. 9, 1990) (refusing to protect from disclosure to low bidder and public information on component prices contained in unsuccessful bids) with Nordic/PCL's Subcontracts for the Convention Center, OIP Op. Ltr. No. 97-4 (Apr.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

"Appraisals or appraisal information and negotiation records, concerning the purchase or sale, by a public body, of any interest in real or personal property, prior to completion of the purchase or sale" are exempt from disclosure.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

All contracts dealing with the receipt or expenditure of a governmental body's funds are specifically made public unless "otherwise made confidential by law." § 552.022(3). The general terms of a contract with the government cannot be withheld under the Act unless the government meets a heightened burden of showing that a particular exception applies. Tex. Att'y Gen. ORD-514 (1988). Two exceptions frequently claimed deal with harm to the government's position with competitors or bidders and trade secrets. § § 552.104; 552.110.

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Contracts, proposals and bids are subject to public inspection and copying after bids are opened or after the contract is awarded. Idaho Code § 9-340D(4).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

Presumably closed. Invitations to bid are open. Nev. Op. Att'y Gen. 94-06 (April 7, 1994).

F. Contracts, proposals and bids.

1. Documentation of compensation that a government entity pays to a contractor or private provider is generally public. See Utah Code Ann. § 63G-2-301(2)(j).

2. Contracts entered into by a government entity are “normally public.” Id. § 63G-2-301(3)(d).

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.