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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Ohio Qualified Managers – Active Equity Strategies RFI

OPERS may engage an investment manager to manage equity assets. This is an opportunistic search that may or may not result in any hire. This mandate requires a separate account structure. The strategy must be able to be benchmarked against one of the following benchmarks:

  • Russell 1000 Index
  • Russell 2000 Index
  • Russell 3000 Index
  • MSCI All Country World Ex United States Net Dividend Index
  • MSCI World Ex US Small Cap Net Dividend Index
  • MSCI EAFE Net Dividend Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Net Dividend Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Net Dividend Index


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Majority Minority Owned Asset Managers – US and Non-US Equity Strategies RFI

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System seeks to review US Equity and Non US Equity strategies run by majority-owned and controlled women and minority asset management firms. Minority is defined as African American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian Americans; as well as investment managers who are majority-owned by women or disabled veterans. Owned and controlled means at least 51% of the business is owned by minorities or women who have control over the management and day-to-day operations of the business and an interest in the capital, assets, and profits of the firm. Further, these persons must have had this ownership for at least one year prior to being awarded a mandate.

At this time, OPERS is considering only active, long-only US Equity and Non US Equity strategies. Please complete the respective RFI below if you wish to be considered. If you have any questions, please email


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