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
Ciena Upgrade/Replacement RFP RFP August 07,
2 p.m. EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System seeking to upgrade/replace our current Ciena CN4200 Dense Wave Division Multiplexing equipment.

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Elevator Service Agreement RFP RFP August 21,
Noon EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is seeking a vendor through a formal Request for Proposal process to provide routine scheduled maintenance on 13 elevators and 3 dumbwaiters.

Mandatory walk through for all interested vendors at 9 a.m. ET on July 29th. Contact Jay Yoho at jyoho@opers.org by 3 p.m. ET on July 28th to confirm your attendance.

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Securities Lending Services RFP RFP August 18,
Noon EST

The Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio (OPERS) is seeking responses to an RFP for securities lending services. Securities lending is a significant alpha generating activity at OPERS as part of the Investment division. We are seeking securities lending partner(s) that are industry leaders, providing quality service and optimizing revenue generation.

OPERS is seeking responses to an RFP for securities lending services from leading third-party lenders, including the incumbent provider, eSecLending. OPERS reserves the right to engage with more than one firm.

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Mainframe ICF Catalog Management Software RFP RFP Extended to
July 24,
3 p.m. EST

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement system (OPERS) has embarked on a project to evaluate and purchase a Mainframe ICF Catalog management product. The Mainframe ICF Catalog management software will be run on one or more IBM Mainframes under z/OS version 2.1 (and above) with total maximum usage of 100 MSUs.

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
2015 Database Management Audit RFP Aug. 7,
3 p.m. EST

OPERS is seeking the services of a qualified firm experienced in assessing the management and configuration of DB2 and Microsoft SQL databases.

Opportunity Type Submission Deadline
Medical Auditor of OPERS HealthCare Vendors/Products RFP RFP July 31,
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 medical plan administration, Medicare Advantage Plan (MA), and the Medicare Secondary Plan.  

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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