Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Government Printing Office Orders 221,367 "National Detainee Handbooks"

The United States Government Printing Office - Chicago Regional Procurement Office Soliciations Online has recently put out a contract bid request for 221,367 "National Detainee Handbooks", and they state that it is a "time-critical order". The printing order is listed as "Jacket 735-412/413".

This was published on April 18th, 2011 and states:

BIDS SHALL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AT 10:00 AM, PREVAILING CHICAGO, IL TIME, ON April 18,
2011.
ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE AWARD CONCERNING THESE SPECIFICATIONS
CALL CHUCK SZOPO, (312) 353-3916, EXT. 13. NO COLLECT CALLS.
FACSIMILE BIDS ARE ACCEPTABLE – FAX TO 312-886-2057 or 3163
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE (GPO)
200 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 810
Chicago, IL 60601-1055


After this was made public several news stories picked up on it, including outlets such as Infowars.com.  The GPO then removed it off of their website, and when trying to view the jacket the following message is now displayed:

Error Detected - The page you requested cannot be found.

Please report this error to contactcenter@gpo.gov.
Why was this removed? What is it that the government doesn't want to be seen by the public?

Perhaps there is nothing to worry about, and it's just a misleading title of "National Detainee Handbook", but when the government starts hiding documents once people shed light on them, for damage control, questions must be asked.

It is also important to point out that this is from the Chicago office, and from the track record of the things that have come from Chicago, I think this is a troublesome document.

Luckily, I have secured a copy of the entire document, which can be seen at the bottom of the page. I have saved a copy of this, in case it continues to be removed. Please leave a comment, or e-mail me and I will be happy to send you the original document. Spreading the knowledge far, and wide is the best defense.

Documents that the government tries to hide like this, must be spread around. Please spread links to this article, and this document. Save copies of the document, and re-upload them, post to your own blog. Help spread the information, so public awareness rises, and the government has to address this issue.


Government Printing Office Jacket# 735412 -

Please view in full, this was the bid page, before the specific jacket# page. Both have since been removed

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