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
Network and Guest Authentication Server (802.1x) RFP May 11, 2 p.m. ET

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is seeking to purchase the hardware and software support for the Software and Software support listed in D.2 – Requirements. Vendor will provide one of the “Software Packages” listed in Sections (D)(2)(A) or (D)(2)(B), depending upon which one provides OPERS the best value. All support services must be directly provided by the manufacture. All support quoted must be supplied by a Registered Partner/Reseller with the respective manufacturer. No third party support quotes will be accepted. Vendors can submit separate proposals for sections (D)(2)(A) and (D)(2)(B).

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
2018 Compensation Study RFP April 30, 2 p.m. ET

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) is seeking a Vendor to conduct a comprehensive market pay analysis for non-investment staff positions to ensure OPERS remains competitive with the external market. Additionally, OPERS requests an audit of the current compensation structure and position placement, with an eye on internal equity, as well as a review of policies and procedures to ensure a clearly defined approach for compensation. The last complete market analysis for the non-investment staff was conducted in 2014. OPERS regards its market competitors to be a mix of private and public employers.

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 $1.25 billion in firm-wide 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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