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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Podium Data Management Platform Services RFP Mar. 2, 2 p.m. ET

OPERS is in the process of establishing a strategic business intelligence and analytics program that will enable Business Intelligence analysts throughout the organization access to information products and datasets for analysis and decision-making. Podium, from Podium Data, has been selected for the data management platform. The Podium platform will be used to manage data curation including ingestion, cleansing, enrichment, and for the overall management of the data marketplace. The data marketplace will integrate with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server to support business analysts and information consumer needs.

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Communications Strategy & Work Plan RFP Mar. 5, 2 p.m. ET

OPERS seeks to engage a consultant to develop a comprehensive and integrated Communications Strategy(ies) for the retirement system and an executable work plan to carry out this strategy(ies) throughout 2018.

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Middle and Back Office Services Software System RFP Mar. 20, 12 p.m. (Noon) ET

OPERS is seeking a provider of investment accounting/portfolio management software that includes the functionality described in this RFP.

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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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