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Recordkeeping Services and Investment Services for the SURS 401(a) and 457(b) Retirement Plans

Recordkeeping Services and Investment Services for the SURS 401(a) and 457(b) Retirement Plans

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January 18, 2019

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has issued this Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure full service recordkeeping, custodial, and investment services for the Self-Managed Plan ("SMP"), an IRC Section 401(a) retirement plan, and a new supplemental plan under IRC Section 457(b) ("Supplemental Plan").

SURS is seeking to redesign the SMP to help better enable participants to maintain their standard of living in retirement. SURS is launching the Supplemental Plan to provide members with the tools they need to address any retirement readiness gaps.

Document Name Date
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Recordkeeping Services and Investment Services for the SURS 401(a) and 457(b) Retirement Plans RFP January 18, 2019
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Recordkeeping Services and Investment Services for the SURS 401(a) and 457(b) Retirement Plans RFP - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix A - Statement of Minimum Qualifications - Microsoft Word - Revised February 6, 2019
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Appendix B - Questionnaire for Recordkeeping and Custodial Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix C - Fee Proposal for Recordkeeping and Custodial Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix D - Addendum to Contract - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix E - Service Level Agreements for Recordkeeping and Custodial Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix F - Scope of Recordkeeping and Custodial Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix G - Sample Contract for Recordkeeping and Custodial Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix H - Diversity Disclosure Form - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix I - Data File Format for Recordkeeping and Custodial Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix J - Plan Summaries, Specifications and Demographic Data - Microsoft Word - Revised February 6, 2019
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Appendix K - Draft SMP Plan Document January 18, 2019
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Appendix L - Draft Supplemental Plan Document January 18, 2019
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Appendix M - Participating Employers (SMP) - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix N - Eligible Employers (Supplemental Plan) - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix O - Questionnaire for Investment Services - Microsoft Word January 18, 2019
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Appendix P - Annuitization Legal Opinion - Revised January 23, 2019
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Question & Answer Document February 6, 2019
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Bidders' Conference Call Follow-Up February 11, 2019
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Schedule

Description Date
Quiet Period Begins December 6, 2018
RFP Issued January 21, 2019
Deadline for Responder Questions January 29, 2019
Response to Questions February 6, 2019
Bidders' Conference Call - Details Provided in Question & Answer Document February 11, 2019
RFP Responses Due 4:30 p.m. CST February 25, 2019
Recordkeeping Evaluations March - May 2019
Investment Solution Evaluations April - June 2019
Recordkeeping Candidate Interviews Late June 2019
Onsite at Recordkeeper headquarters (optional) Mid July 2019
Investment Solution Interviews August 2019
Deadline for Selection of Recordkeeper(s) September 12, 2019
Deadline for Selection of Investment Services October 17, 2019
All dates subject to change at SURS discretion