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LACERA’S REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

LACERA conducts requests throughout the year for various business needs – investments, legal, online services, and others. Each RFP will have its own web page with submission directions. You will be able to view all the specific information online: the desired qualifications, deadlines, contracts, and other information. Some RFPs will have a Q&A page created from the bidders’ questions.

RFP: Appraisal Management Service Provider

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a $58.4 billion public pension fund, is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing appraisal management services to administer and manage third-party appraisals. The specific services requested are further described in the Request for Proposal document.

Completed responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

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RFP: Check and 1099-R Printing and Mailing Services

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a $58.4 billion public pension fund, is seeking proposals from qualified Firms) to provide check printing and mailing services. Qualified Firms are invited to respond to this RFP.

Completed responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 14, 2019.

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RFP: Securities Lending Services

LACERA is seeking one or more firms to provide securities lending services. The mandate is to: 1) lend publicly traded securities held at LACERA’s custodian bank, State Street Bank and Trust (this excludes assets in commingled fund vehicles), and 2) manage collateral reinvestment. As of June 30, 2019, LACERA’s total lendable base was approximately $7.8 billion. The composition by asset category is as follows: domestic equity ($1.6 billion), corporate bonds ($3.5 billion), international equities ($1.1 billion), U.S. Treasurys ($1.4 billion), and U.S. Agency securities ($0.2 billion). The lendable base is anticipated to increase significantly (by approximately $14.5 billion) once global equity indexed assets (MSCI ACWI) transition from commingled funds to separate accounts.

Completed responses must be received no later than 3:00 PM (PST) on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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RFP: EDUCATION AND TRAVEL POLICY, EXPENSES, AND PRACTICES

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is seeking proposals from consulting firms with substantial and relevant experience with regard to public pension finances and governance in order to review LACERA’s Education and Travel Policy, expenses, and implementation practices.

The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to 5:00 P.M. PDT, Monday, September 16, 2019. By submitting a proposal, the proposer represents that it has thoroughly examined and has become familiar with the requested services and the contents of this RFP and that it is capable of performing quality services to achieve LACERA’s objectives. The proposer is responsible for requesting clarification of any deficiency, ambiguity, error, or omission contained in this RFP, or any provision in this RFP that the proposer fails to understand. Any communication regarding this RFP must be submitted by email.

UPDATED 9-3-19: Addendum: Extension of Time for Responses and Project Completion

UPDATED 8-16-19: Responses to Questions

UPDATED 8-13-19: Addendum: Procedure for Questions

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RFP: Search Services — Director, Human Resources

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is seeking proposals from Search Firms, with substantial and relevant experience in recruiting for private and governmental entities, for the recruitment and selection of our next Director, Human Resources.

Completed proposals must be no later than 5:00 PM, May 24, 2019. By submitting a proposal, the proposer represents that it has thoroughly examined and has become familiar with the requested services and the contents of this Request for Proposal ("RFP") and that it is capable of performing quality services to achieve LACERA’s objectives.

UPDATED 5-22-19: Responses to Questions

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RFP: Illiquid Credit Manager Services

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is a public pension fund established pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937. In addition to providing service to its members, LACERA acts as fiduciary agent and manager of the portfolio.

LACERA is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing illiquid credit investment management services. The purpose of this RFP is to identify an illiquid credit investment manager to implement a significant and foundational allocation for LACERA. The specific services requested are further described in the Request for Proposal document.

UPDATED 5-10-19: LACERA Responses to Written Questions
UPDATED: 4-25-19: Questionnaire MS Word file Zipped

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RFP: FACTOR-BASED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a $54.0 billion public pension fund, is evaluating the capabilities of firms that offer U.S. equity and/or non-U.S. equity factor-based separate account investment management services.

Completed responses must be received no later than 3:00 PM (PST) on Friday, May 10, 2019. Responses received after the specified deadline may be considered for evaluation solely at the discretion of LACERA.

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RFP: Syndicated Bank Loan Investment Management Services

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a $54 billion public pension fund, is evaluating the capabilities of firms that offer Syndicated Bank Loan investment management services.

Completed responses must be received no later than 3:00 PM (PST) on Friday, May 10, 2019. Responses received after the specified deadline may be considered for evaluation solely at the discretion of LACERA.

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