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The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) invites interested professional negotiators, law firms, and attorneys to submit written proposals to provide labor negotiation services to LACERA.


The purpose of this RFP is to identify a consultant that can negotiate LACERA’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SEIU Local 721 (Union). The term of the contract will be one year, with the option to extend the contract for one additional year. Our current MOU requires that negotiations shall begin no later than July 15, 2021. Our goal is to begin preparations with the selected consultant by early May.

The specific services requested via this Request for Proposal ("RFP") are contained in Exhibit A, Scope of Work.

Submission Requirements

Submit your completed proposal by 5:00 PM, PDT, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Any proposal delivered after the proposal deadline will not be considered. The Proposer's complete written response to this RFP is to be sent to the attention of:

Carly Ntoya, Ph.D.
Director of Human Resources
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Email Address:

Also send one copy marked "REDACTED". The redacted copy should exclude all material from your proposal that you believe in good faith is exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act (Cal. Gov. Code Sections 6250 et seq.) (described in Section 8 of this RFP). Redactions should appear as blacked out material or blank page(s) with the word "REDACTED" or "PROPRIETARY" inserted.


All questions, inquiries, and requests for additional information concerning this RFP should be received no later than 5:00 PM, PDT, Friday, April 9, 2021 and should be emailed to All questions received and responses thereto will be posted on LACERA's website under the "RFP Opportunities" section by 5:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Tentative Timetable

The following table provides a tentative schedule of important dates and deadlines for this RFP. All dates are subject to modification by LACERA without notice.

Task Date
Issuance of Request for Proposal March 30, 2021
RFP Questions Due April 9, 2021
Responses to RFP Questions Posted April 14, 2021
Request for Proposals Due April 20, 2021
Interview of Short-Listed Firms April 29-30, 2021
Final Selection Week of May 3, 2021

RFP Materials

RFP: Labor Negotiations
RFP Responses to Questions