VLCIA has not received a Notice to Proceed from CCA for the private prison

Received Wednesday. -jsq
From: Andrea Schruijer
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 3:38 PM
To: ‘Matt Flumerfelt’
Cc: ‘Steve Gupton’
Subject: RE: Notice to Proceed and Preliminary Specifications

Dear Mr. Flumerfelt,

In regards to your email of February 6, 2012, CCA has not given to the Authority a “Development Schedule” and has not received from CCA a “Notice to Proceed.” Under paragraph 1.6.2, except for some due diligence provided for in the agreement, the Parties have no obligation to proceed with design, permitting, installation or construction of the Project, prior to receiving a NTP from CCA. CCA has absolute discretion in issuing or withholding the NTP. After the issuance of the NTP the parties shall proceed with the development of the project in accordance with the Development Schedule.

Andrea Schruijer

From: Matt Flumerfelt
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 6:53 AM
To: aschruijer@industrialauthority.com
Subject: Notice to Proceed and Preliminary Specifications

Dear Andrea, I didn’t notice that either the Notice to Proceed from CCA to the VLCIA or the “preliminary specifications,” both required by the contract with CCA were in the documents given to me in response to my recent open records request. The site survey was received on Nov. 19, 2010, which means that, according to the contract, the Preliminary Specifications for the project should have been received at the VLCIA over 6 months ago. It seems from the contract that either the Preliminary Specifications or a Notice to Proceed should have been received by now if the contract is still in force. Can you clarify this for me please? Thanks. Matt Flumerfelt
This is a very interesting response from Andrea Schruijer, because without the Notice to Proceed (NTP) the private prison project does not move forward.