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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
Emerging Market Debt Manager RFI Sept. 12, 5 p.m. ET

OPERS currently outsources approximately $4.7 billion to six Emerging Market Debt managers. OPERS may engage new managers to invest $300 million to $1 billion in Emerging Market debt assets. This search will focus on active managers with experience in both local currency and U.S. Dollar-denominated emerging markets debt strategies.



Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Mobile Solutions RFP Sept. 7, 2 p.m. ET

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) seeks a vendor to conduct a business analysis that will take OPERS from the idea of a mobile-interactive membership to the reality of a mobile-interactive environment, focusing on user-centered technology.



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CheckPoint Enterprise Support RFP Aug. 24, 2 p.m. ET

OPERS is seeking a vendor to provide Checkpoint hardware and software support.



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Private Equity Due Diligence Consultant RFP Sept. 16, 5 p.m. ET

OPERS seeks proposals in response to this Request for Proposal regarding Private Equity Due Diligence Consultant services, as more fully described in the document below.



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2017-2018 Board Elections RFP Sept. 15, 3 p.m. ET

OPERS is seeking a Vendor to conduct its Board elections in 2017 and 2018. The election methods to be used will be a blended interactive voice response (IVR), paper ballot, and electronic voting via the internet.



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Websense Triton License & Support Renewal RFP Aug. 22, 2 p.m. ET

OPERS is seeking a vendor to provide OPERS with 1,200 subscription license renewals for Websense Triton Enterprise security suite and one (1) year of premium maintenance and support.



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Global High Yield Manager RFI Aug. 26, 6 p.m. ET

OPERS currently outsources approximately $3.5 billion to U.S. and Global High Yield managers. OPERS may engage selected managers to invest $100 - $400 million in Global High Yield assets; potentially no managers are hired. This mandate envisions either a “fund of one” structure (if derivatives are used other than for hedging purposes) or separate account. The benchmark will be the Barclays Global High Yield Index. This search will focus on active managers with experience in U.S. dollar-denominated, non-U.S. dollar denominated and emerging markets high yield strategies. Managers with at least a three year track record in a dedicated Global High Yield strategy are preferred.



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Auditor of OPERS Health Care Data Warehouse Vendor RFP Sept. 13, 1 p.m. ET

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to seek proposals from qualified auditing firms to conduct the audit described in this RFP.

As provided under Section (H)(4) of the OPERS RFP for an Auditor of OPERS Health Care Data Warehouse Vendor, OPERS is amending the RFP as follows:
  1. RFP Release Date - July 26, 2016
  2. Questions due from potential responding vendors by e-mail (1:00 p.m. ET). - August 8, 2016
  3. OPERS’ response to responding vendors’ questions posted on website - September 13, 2016
  4. Proposals due to OPERS (1:00 p.m. ET) - September 26, 2016
  5. Finalist presentations and interviews - November 1-2, 2016
  6. Effective date of contract - Upon Signature


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Voluntary Vision & Dental Programs RFP Closed


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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