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NDPERS Consultant Services - Dental, Vision, Life Plans

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued for actuarial and consulting assistance for the period July, 2016 through December, 2018. Responses to this RFP are due 5:00pm June 24th CDT. The NDPERS Board will select a consultant at its July/August meeting.

The Board is seeking fixed fee bids for the following efforts:

  1. Development, issuance, and review of an RFP for a vision plan. (effective 1/1/2018)
  2. Development, issuance and review of an RFP for the life plan. (effective 7/1/2017)
  3. Development, issuance, and review of an RFP for a dental plan (effective 1/1/2019)

Based on its review, the successful bidder must also be prepared to make a recommendation to the NDPERS Board for each of the above efforts.

Following is a sequence of major activities.

August, 2016

Begin work on life RFP. The consultant and PERS will meet to discuss the upcoming work schedule.

October, 2016

Submit life RFP to PERS Board for approval. Begin work on vision RFP.

November, 2016

Issue life RFP.

January, 2017

Submit vision RFP to PERS Board for approval. Receive & begin evaluation of life RFPs.

February, 2017

Issue vision RFP. Submit life evaluation to NDPERS Board. The consultant should plan to attend this NDPERS meeting via conference call.

March, 2017

Interview and select life vendor. The consultant should plan to attend this NDPERS meeting

April, 2017

Receive and begin evaluation of vision RFPs.

May, 2017

Submit vision evaluation to NDPERS Board. The consultant should plan to attend this NDPERS meeting via conference call.

June, 2017

Interview and select vision vendor. The consultant should plan to attend this NDPERS meeting.

October, 2017

Begin work on dental RFP.

January, 2018

Submit dental RFP to PERS Board for approval. Consultant should be available either by teleconference or video conference to review and answer questions for the Board.

February, 2018

Issue dental RFP

April, 2018

Receive and begin evaluation of dental RFPs.

May, 2018

Submit dental evaluation to NDPERS Board. The consultant should plan to attend this NDPERS meeting via conference call.

June, 2018

Interview and select dental vendor. The consultant should plan to attend this NDPERS meeting.

RFP - NDPERS Consultant Services - Dental, Vision, Life Plans
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NDPERS Consulting Services - Investment services for its 457 plan and 401(a) defined contribution plans.

This Request for Proposal is to provide technical assistance to prepare and analyze a request for proposal for recordkeeping and investment services for its 457 plan and 401(a) defined contribution plan.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is divided into three sections. Section 1 gives general information and requirements. Section 2 specifically describes the services requested. Section 3 details the specific information that bidders are required to submit in response to this RFP.

The timeline for the services under this contract are:

Sept

Begin Work effort

Oct

First draft of RFP for PERS Board Review

Nov

Final draft of RFP for PERS Board Approval

Dec

RFP Issued

Jan

Proposals returned

Feb

Review analysis of proposals with Board

Mar

Vendor interview and award

June

Transition month if necessary

July

Start of new contract

RFP - NDPERS Consulting Services - Investment services for its 457 plan and 401(a) defined contribution plans.
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