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Vendor Opportunities

OPERS procures goods and services using Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) and other such competitive models. Valid responses must be submitted to OPERS by the specified submission date. Submission procedures and procurement details for each opportunity can be reviewed by clicking on the document label.



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Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
IBM Passport Advantage Software RFP RFP June 12,
2 p.m. EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is seeking to renew annual subscription and support for various IBM Passport Advantage software modules.



Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA and Cobra Services RFP RFP June 10,
5 p.m. EST

OPERS and ODC each sponsor an employee health plan that provides medical coverage, dental coverage, vision coverage, flexible spending account services and COBRA services (collectively “Services”) to participating employees. OPERS serves as the administrator for both the OPERS employee plan and the ODC employee plan. This Request for Proposal (“RFP”) seeks proposals from insurance carriers (“Vendor”) (i) to provide administrative services for self-insured coverage with respect to the Services, and separately (ii) to provide coverage for a fully-insured plan with respect to the Services. Please also include with your proposal any wellness program that Vendor may sponsor or administer.



Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Web Based Travel Expense System RFP June 16,
2 p.m. EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) requests proposals for a Travel Expense System. OPERS has approximately 320 travel users. On an average month OPERS processes 120 travel transactions broken down as follows:

  • 30 out-of-state travel authorization forms
  • 60 in-state travel expense reports
  • 30 out-of-state travel expense

OPERS anticipates using the travel expense system beginning January 1, 2016.



Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Global Auditor of OPERS Health Care vendors/products RFP June 11,
1 p.m. EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is requesting proposals from qualified firms to perform audits of its health care vendors, programs, and products over a three-year period of time. These audits include the Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Employer Group Waiver Program (EGWP), commercial pharmacy plan, medical plan administration, Medicare Advantage Plan (MA), and the Medicare Secondary Plan.



Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
DL560 Gen 8 Configure-to-Order Server Hardware RFP May 26,
2 p.m. EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is seeking to purchase hardware for three (3) HP Proliant DL560 Gen8 Configure-to-Order servers.



Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Emerging Manager Program RFI N/A

OPERS has a program available exclusively to emerging firms that are Ohio-qualified or minority-owned. To be eligible for consideration, the firm must have less than $750 million in firmwide assets at the time of funding and be either minority-owned or Ohio-qualified. At this time, OPERS is considering only active, long-only equity managers.



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