May 13, 2020
Bay Area Rapid Transit
c/o District Secretary
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
300 Lakeside Drive, 23rd Floor,
Oakland, California 94612
Re: California Public Records Request for Master Bidders List
Dear Records Officer:
I am a researcher with the non-profit organization Jobs to Move America. Pursuant to our rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to obtain copies of the following documents, which I understand to be held by your agency.
I understand that pursuant to 49 CFR 26.11 (c), BART is required to maintain a Bidders List of all companies that bid on public contracts that involve federal funds. I am requesting a Master Bidders List of all bidders to public transit contracts from the last three years. If a Master Bidders List does not exist, then I am requesting all Bidders Lists from the last three years worth of public transit contracts. I am specifically seeking Bidders Lists for contracts involving any and all stages of the manufacturing, servicing, or repair of public transit buses and rail cars.
In order to help determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a researcher at a green jobs non-profit seeking information for the benefit of the public and not for commercial use. As a researcher, I would like to understand the U.S. employment impacts from public procurement contracting.
I am aware that if my request is denied I am entitled to know the grounds for this denial. I am aware that, while the law allows your agency to withhold specified categories of exempted information, you are required by law to release any segregable portions left after the exempted material has been redacted from the data I am seeking.
If any portion of this request is denied, please inform me of the grounds for the denial and proceed while completing the remainder of the request. If there are fees for providing these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $25. I would prefer electronic copies of the documents to be sent to email@example.com
Otherwise, please send the requested documents to me at the address below. If you have any questions or concerns about this request, you can reach me by phone at 734-709-5202 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Jobs To Move America
525 S. Hewitt St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90013