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
New Manager Searches at Ohio Public Employees Retirement System RFI Oct. 16, 5 p.m. ET

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) is conducting searches for the following active, long-only separate account strategies:

  • Emerging Markets Equity Small Capitalization (EMSC)
  • Emerging Markets Equity - All Cap (EME)

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
OWF Java Support RFP Oct. 9, 12 p.m. ET

The OPERS Application Development Group is seeking a vendor to provide a team of resources to assist in the design, development and support for Production systems as part of our OWF program initiative.

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
General Investment Consulting Services and Strategic Investment Consulting Services for Alternatives RFP Nov. 23, 4 p.m. ET

The OPERS Retirement Board seeks General Investment Consulting services for all of its Funds (Defined Benefit, Health Care, Health Care 115 Trust, Defined Contribution, and any others created during the term of the contract). Additionally, the Board seeks Strategic Investment Consulting Services for Alternatives. A single RFP covers both services, and existing service providers are encouraged to apply.

  • Request RFP: Please email investmentconsulting2015@opers.org from your business email account to be provided with a copy of this RFP. Please include the full name of your firm in your request.

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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