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May-08-17 IT Infrastructure Services

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to invite prospective vendors to submit a proposal to supply Infrastructure Services to State Universities Retirement System (SURS) in the form of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or hot site services. SURS currently utilizes a hot site facility, but is looking to evaluate other options that may provide a quicker RTO. The RFP provides vendors with the relevant operational, performance, service, and architectural requirements of the solution.

May-01-17 Legal Counsel to Serve as Fiduciary Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private lawyers or law firms to provide fiduciary counsel services for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System.

May-01-17 Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Begins May 1

The fiscal year 2018 Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through May 31, 2017, for SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program. This is the only time of the year, other than when you experience a "qualifying change in status," that you may change your coverage.

Apr-28-17 Legislative Consulting Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (“SURS”) requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide legislative consulting services.

Apr-28-17 Legal Counsel to Serve as Hearing Officer

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private lawyers or law firms to provide hearing officer legal services for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System related to contested claims and administrative hearings before the SURS Claims Panel, pursuant to 80 Ill.Adm.Code 1600.500.

Apr-24-17 Non-Core Private Commercial Real Estate Debt Search

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide non-core private commercial real estate debt commingled fund investment management services. SURS is issuing the RFP for due diligence purposes, to ensure its receipt of quality services in a cost-effective manner.

Apr-18-17 Video Security System

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) objective is to obtain a vendor partner for the installation and maintenance of a video surveillance system. This partnership is intended to last for several years for both maintenance and additional phases. This RFP describes the initial phase for installation as well as requiring provisions for guaranteed discounts or pricing for future phases.

Apr-11-17 SURS/SUAA 2017 Legislative Event

On April 5, SURS partnered with the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) for our annual legislative "Meet and Greet" in Springfield. Several legislators stopped by the SUAA office in downtown Springfield to talk with SURS and SUAA trustees and staff about issues important to our members.

Mar-24-17 Network Penetration and Vulnerability Testing

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to conduct security assessments annually for three years. These assessments should give SURS a better understanding of potential vulnerabilities and risks that may be visible from the internet. Testing should be from the perspective of an outside attacker with no inside knowledge of the network.

Mar-17-17 SURS Selects CIO

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees has hired Douglas Wesley as Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

Wesley, who had been serving as interim CIO since former CIO Dan Allen’s retirement in August of 2016, has been with SURS for 19 years.

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