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Oct-31-17 Options Strategy Search

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Equity Index Option Risk Premia Capture Strategies ("Strategies"). The purpose of this proposed allocation is to consider options-based products that offer an attractive risk vs. return profile relative to traditional equity strategies and/or generate incremental income from writing put and/or call options.

Oct-27-17 Defined Contribution Consultant

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from investment consulting firms to provide defined contribution consulting services to SURS Investment Staff and Board of Trustees.  This is a non-discretionary, full-retainer mandate.  SURS will retain discretion over all manager/fund selection decisions. 

Oct-23-17 General Investment Consultant

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from investment consulting firms to provide general consulting services to SURS Investment Staff and Board of Trustees. This is a non-discretionary, full-retainer mandate. SURS will retain discretion over all manager/fund selection decisions.

Aug-04-17 UPS System and UPD System

The deadline for this RFP has been extended to August 25, 2017 by 4:30 PM CDT

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide a UPS System and UPD System for our Computer Room. The proposed system will replace a 40KVA Comet UPS system and EPE Technologies UPD system.

Jul-24-17 SURS Board of Trustees Election Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide election services for the May 1, 2018, board of trustees election.

Jul-21-17 Securities Litigation Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is soliciting proposals to provide securities litigation monitoring and evaluation services for SURS.

Jul-21-17 Outside Legal Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private law firms to provide legal advice on various legal matters including but not limited to investments, benefits issues and administrative law and procedure and tax related issues for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System.

Jul-07-17 Investment Consultant

The Investment Consultant RFP posted on July 7, 2017, has been withdrawn. SURS anticipates reissuing a new RFP for a general investment consultant in October. The quiet period will remain in effect at least until the September 15, 2017 SURS Board of Trustees meeting. Contact Chief Investment Officer Doug Wesley with questions at invest@surs.org.

Jul-05-17 Telecommunications SIP Trunking

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide SIP trunking for its cloud based Unified Communications System. The proposed trunks will replace currently installed ISDN PRI and T1 trunk circuits. The qualified candidate will provide 100Mbps fiber transport entering the facility via a path not currently utilized.

Jun-16-17 Manager Diversity Program (U.S. Equities) Amended

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified minority-, female- and persons with a disability-owned (MFDB) investment management firms (Responders) to provide an active or structured active U.S. Equity product in the following U.S. equity sub-asset classes: Small-Cap Value/Core/Growth, Mid-Cap Value/Core/Growth, Smid-Cap Value/Core/Growth, Large-Cap Value and All-Cap Growth. Manager of Managers programs will be considered for only the U.S. Small-Cap Core and All-Cap Growth mandates.

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