RFP Archive

RFP Archive

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Master Trust/Custodial Services and Securities Lending RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: November 28, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. PT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is soliciting proposals to provide comprehensive domestic and international master trust/custodial services (acting in the capacity of a plan fiduciary) including, but not limited to, securities safekeeping, securities lending, settlement, valuation and lending; performance measurement; foreign exchange; collection of income; the processing of benefit payments; administration of a ‘limited term’ retirement plan; and providing a management/accounting and information retrieval system. LACERS requires separate bids for custody with securities lending and custody without securities lending (unless securities lending is not offered). 

This Request for Proposal (RFP) details the services sought and instructs interested proposers on the application and selection process. All firms meeting the minimum qualifications outlined in Section III of this RFP are invited to respond. 

The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 p.m. PT on November 28, 2023.

Master Trust-Custodial Services and Securities Lending RFP

Master Trust-Custodial Services and Securities Lending RFP Questionnaire

Questions & Answers - Posted October 20, 2023

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Board Governance Consulting Services – LACERS RFQ

Proposal Submittal Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2023 (3:00 PM PST)

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (“LACERS” or the “Plan”) seeks to pre-qualify firms with experience in providing board governance consulting services to public pension funds. The services sought include, but are not limited to: board development, executive/management team development, governance reviews, and organizational development services.

2023 Board Governance Consulting Services RFQ *NEW* updated schedule

2023 Board Governance Consulting Services RFQ - Q&A *NEW*

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Retiree Medical Plans – LACERS RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadlines: Monday, April 10, 2023 (5:00 PM PST) & Friday, April 21, 2023 (5:00 PM PST)

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations with in-depth knowledge and expertise in providing medical, prescription drug, mental health, and disease/care management plans for LACERS’ eligible Retired Members, Survivors (i.e., surviving spouse/domestic partner), and Dependents.

A virtual conference will be held on March 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM to provide information regarding RFP/City requirements and answer questions from prospective proposers. A link to the conference will be sent to potential bidders who submit Exhibit A (“Intent to Bid…”) as directed in the RFP.

LACERS Medical RFP Table of Contents

LACERS Medical RFP

LACERS Medical Plans RFP - Questions and Answers, with Metrics *NEW*

LACERS Medical Plans RFP - Addendum 1 *NEW* updated deadlines for submissions

Attachment A - Exhibits for Medical Plan RFP (revised)

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Mixed Media Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Fellowship Programming – LACERS RFQ

Proposal Submittal Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) seeks to engage Consultant services to facilitate the development of a custom-built Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative that would extend over a two-year period and would entail a hybrid virtual and in-person format designed to open dialogue between staff and executive management on mutual needs and the creation of pathways necessary to ensure every LACERS staff member has an opportunity to contribute and promote to their highest level.

2022 Mixed Media DEI Fellowship RFQ

2022 Mixed Media DEI Fellowship Programming RFQ Q&A

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Strategic Planning Facilitation Services – LACERS TOS

Proposal Submittal Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (“LACERS” or the “Plan”) seeks to engage proposals through the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s On-Call Professional Consultant Services Bench in the Management Consultant service category to facilitate the LACERS Board of Administration (Board) in updating and adopting a multi-year (approx. 3-5 year) departmental strategic plan, with work anticipated to occur between September and December of 2022.

Strategic Planning Facilitation Services TOS

Appendix A - Non-Collusion Affidavit

Appendix B - Form Gen 146 Insurance Requirements

Appendix C - Cost Proposal Fee Schedule

Appendix D - MBE & WBE Disclosure Form

Strategic Planning TOS - Questions & Answers

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Investment Transition Management Services RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: April 11, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. PT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations (Managers) to provide investment transition management services to facilitate restructurings of the LACERS portfolio. LACERS seeks responses from Managers experienced in managing asset transitions across multiple investment managers and multiple asset classes with the objectives of controlling the risks and minimizing the costs associated with such transitions. This Request for Proposal (RFP) details the services sought and instructs interested proposers on the application and selection process. All Managers meeting the minimum qualifications outlined in Section D of this RFP are invited to respond. 

The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 P.M. PT on April 11, 2022.

No Q&A available as LACERS did not receive any questions from potential proposers for this RFP during the applicable time period.

Investment Transition Management Services RFP

Investment Transition Management Services RFP Questionnaire

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Private Credit Consultant RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: March 25, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. PT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS), a $24 billion public pension fund, seeks proposals from qualified organizations to provide consulting services for a private credit program that has a 5.75% target allocation with $300 million dollars in current commitments. The scope of services will include strategic portfolio advice, policy development and program structuring, sourcing and monitoring investments, portfolio reporting, and education. Emerging consultant firms are encouraged to apply. The RFP document, which details the minimum qualifications respondents must meet in order to be considered, will be available on LACERS website www.lacers.org on January 24, 2022.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 5:00 P.M. PT on March 25, 2022.

Private Credit Consultant RFP

Private Credit Consultant RFP - Questionnaire

Questions & Answers - Posted February 25, 2022

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Actuarial Consulting Services for LACERS RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. PST

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is seeking proposals from business entities interested in providing Actuarial Consulting Services for LACERS.  The contract has a term limit of three (3) years and will be awarded in accordance with the terms and conditions listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Actuarial Consulting Services RFP Cover Letter

Actuarial Consulting Services RFP - Revised 3/2/2022

Amendment 1 - Updated Fee Schedule - Added 3/2/2022 (also included in Q&A zip file below)

March 2, 2022 – Q&A Update (3/29/2022 Interview Update)

Q&A on Actuarial Consulting RFP

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Passive U.S., Non-U.S., and Global Index Strategies Search RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: November 9, 2021 4:00 p.m. PT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $23 billion in assets.  LACERS is seeking one or more investment managers to manage its current portfolio of passive strategies as well as provide additional passive investment strategy options for possible future investment needs.  LACERS will consider separately managed and commingled fund strategies.  Emerging Managers (as defined by LACERS’ Emerging Investment Manager Policy) are encouraged to participate in this search. 

Passive U.S., Non-U.S., and Global Index Strategies - RFP Search

Exhibit 6 Passive U.S., Non-U.S., and Global Index Strategies Questionnaire

2021 Q-A on Passive Index Strategies RFP

LACERS Multi Passive Data Collection

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Real Estate Consultant RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: November 8, 2021- 5:00 p.m. PT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide full service, non-discretionary real estate consulting services. This Request for Proposal (RFP) details the services sought and instructs interested proposers on the application and selection process.  All firms meeting the minimum qualifications outlined in Section D of this RFP are invited to respond.  LACERS intends to award a five-year full retainer contract to one firm that best meet LACERS’ needs. However, LACERS reserves the rights to contract with additional firm(s) when it deems necessary.

Real Estate Consultant RFP

Real Estate Consultant RFP - Questionnaire

Real Estate Consultant RFP Questions & Answers

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Investigative Services RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: May 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. PST

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is seeking proposals from business entities interested in providing investigative services for LACERS. The contract has a term limit of three years, and will be awarded in accordance with the terms and conditions listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Investigative Services RFP

Questions and Answers

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External Auditor RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: April 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. PST

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) is seeking proposals from business entities interested in providing external auditing services for LACERS. The contract has a term limit of three years, and will be awarded in accordance with the terms and conditions listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Letter to Interested Parties

External Auditor RFP

Addendum No. 1 

Addendum No. 2

EXTERNAL AUDITOR RFP #4211 – Response to Questions 

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Outside Fiduciary Counsel RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: February 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. PST

The Public Pensions General Counsel Division of the City Attorney’s Office is general counsel to the City’s three independent pension plans: the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS), the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions plan (LAFPP), and the Water and Power Employees’ Retirement Plan (WPERP), (together, the Plans). Collectively, the Plans’ boards serve as trustees for over $55 billion in trust fund assets and administer retirement, disability, and health benefits for tens of thousands of Los Angeles City retirees and their beneficiaries.

RFP for Outside Fiduciary Counsel

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Core Fixed Income Mandate Search RFP

Proposal Submittal Deadline: October 4, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PDT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $18 billion in assets. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $2.44 billion in a core fixed income mandate through separately managed accounts.

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Emerging Market Small Cap Equities Mandate Search

Proposal Submittal Deadline: July 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PST

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $17.1 billion in assets. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $230 million in an emerging market small cap equities investment strategy through separately managed accounts.

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Emerging Market Debt Mandate Search

Proposal Submittal Deadline: July 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PDT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $17.1 billion in assets. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $800 million in an emerging market debt local and hard currency blend strategy through separately managed accounts.

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U.S. Small Cap Equities Mandate Search

Proposal Submittal Deadline: April 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PDT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $17.1 billion in assets. LACERS seeks qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $648 million in one or more of the following long-only, publicly-traded U.S. Small Cap Equities investment strategies:  Small Cap Core Equities, Small Cap Growth Equities, and Small Cap Value Equities. Proposed strategies must be benchmarked to the Russell 2000 Index, Russell 2000 Growth Index, or Russell 2000 Value Index. It is LACERS intent to allocate assets across the core, growth, and value styles and to hire more than one firm.  LACERS will consider separately managed accounts and fund-of-funds.

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High Yield/Bank Loan Credit Mandate Search

Proposal Submittal Deadline: April 12, 2019 at 4:00 PDT

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $17.1 billion in assets. This investment manager search seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $216 million each in a high yield fixed income strategy and a hybrid high yield fixed income/U.S. floating rate bank loans strategy through separately managed accounts.

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