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Do we have a copy of the IOM contract?

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Andrew, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    I keep seeing different accounts of what the contract calls for. Some seem to require a new definition. Others appear to evaluate existing criteria. Do we actually know what it says?
     
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    No, and we have been told it has not been released. However there is a legal issue that someone raised that they might have to release it, so I am not sure.

    The contract would be large, detailed, and full of legalese. What we have is the Statement Of Work I think, which is short, vague and not explicit.
     
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  3. Nielk

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    I think that three different advocates who are lawyers have asked for it but, have not as yet received it.
     
  4. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    I have a person who's job is to review govt contract, volunteered to look into it for me. If you guys can get your hands on it, please forward to me ASAP.
     
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    jspotila Senior Member

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    I got the Statement of Work, and published it on September 30th. That's what most people are using, I think.

    I filed a FOIA for the actual contract, but no response yet. I believe others have also filed FOIAs for it.
     
  6. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    Jeannette has also filed a FOIA request. I had asked IoM and Wanda Jones to release a copy. They would not. Wanda Jones referred me to the HHS FOIA office. THen i saw others had made FOIA requests so I didn't.
     
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    The SOW? Its a pig, alright.
     
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    Nielk

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    Is there a time limit of how long they can take with FOIA requests?
     
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    Not really. They have to "respond" in 20 days, but that just consists of giving you a case number. Fastest FOIA response I ever got was about a month. Longest is 15 months and counting . . . .
     
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  10. Izola

    Izola Senior Member

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    Thanks, Iz
     
  11. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    @jspotila , Patricia filed a FOIA by email on October 16 and sent a paper copy the next day. can i ask when you sent yours and by what delivery method.

    This is getting to be really bad, obviously. We need to see that contract to see what other hidden pitfalls are out there.

    I don't know, but maybe your members' of congress constituent aid office, or whatever its called, that helps constituents deal with the government could help you get a faster response.
     
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    jspotila Senior Member

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    I submitted mine the end of September, can't recall the date off the top of my head. I submitted electronically, I believe, and kept a copy of everything of course. I was assigned a case number, and just received another letter from the FOIA officer handling the request confirming the status (which is "in process").
     
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  13. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    Thanks for the response. That's important to know they have had a request that long.
     

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