For RFP 18/19-17, we’ve released all requested records. For RFP 18/19-14, we released the evaluation materials but no award had been made and, accordingly, there is no winning proposal to release. Additionally, the Port would not release any proposals for RFP 18/19-14 since under Port Resolution 19-80 (released) the Port may conduct a new procurement that may include a RFP, and therefore, the public interest in ensuring a fair future process by not releasing proposals for the same services outweighs the small public interest in releasing proposals for an RFP that was not awarded. (Gov. Code § 6255.)
On the evaluation materials, names of evaluators have been redacted because of the strong public interest in not disclosing how the Port assigns evaluators so that the Port may ensure it receives proposals that do not unduly target individual evaluators. This interest outweighs the public interest in disclosing individual names, especially since the remainder of the evaluation criteria and scoring is available. (Gov. Code § 6255.)
On the released proposal for RFP 18/19-17, we’ve redacted portions that are exempt from disclosure under the PRA (including contact information for references, VINs, and insurance policy numbers) because they constitute proprietary and/or trade secret information (Gov. Code § 6254(k); Evid. Code § 1060; Civ. Code § 3426.1(d)) and also because they constitute proprietary information that proposers typically prefer to remain confidential and that are not necessary for evaluating responsiveness to the RFP, and therefore the public interest in withholding such information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it. (Gov. Code § 6255(a).)
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