News Features

Jul-24-17 SURS Board of Trustees Election Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide election services for the May 1, 2018, board of trustees election.

Jul-21-17 Securities Litigation Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is soliciting proposals to provide securities litigation monitoring and evaluation services for SURS.

Jul-21-17 Outside Legal Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private law firms to provide legal advice on various legal matters including but not limited to investments, benefits issues and administrative law and procedure and tax related issues for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System.

Jul-07-17 Legislature Passes FY 18 Budget including Tier III Hybrid Plan

The Illinois General Assembly, on July 6, successfully voted to override the governor's veto and passed a FY 18 budget that identifies the appropriation of funds for SURS and includes provisions for creating a Tier III hybrid pension plan option that will be available to current Tier II members and future new hires. The new plan will not affect Tier I members, retirees or SMP members.

Jul-07-17 Investment Consultant

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide general investment consulting and/or specialty consulting services in the areas of defined contribution, real estate, hedged strategies and private equity.

Jul-05-17 Telecommunications SIP Trunking

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide SIP trunking for its cloud based Unified Communications System. The proposed trunks will replace currently installed ISDN PRI and T1 trunk circuits. The qualified candidate will provide 100Mbps fiber transport entering the facility via a path not currently utilized.

Jun-20-17 Manager Diversity Program (U.S. Equities) Amended

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified minority-, female- and persons with a disability-owned (MFDB) investment management firms (Responders) to provide an active or structured active U.S. Equity product in the following U.S. equity sub-asset classes: Small-Cap Value/Core/Growth, Mid-Cap Value/Core/Growth, Smid-Cap Value/Core/Growth, Large-Cap Value and All-Cap Growth. Manager of Managers programs will be considered for only the U.S. Small-Cap Core and All-Cap Growth mandates.

Jun-15-17 Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide a replacement for its premise based PBX. The proposed system shall be cloud based offering traditional telephony functions with unified communications features.

Jun-14-17 Governor Appoints SURS Trustee

Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed Mark J. Cozzi to the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

Cozzi is the managing partner and founder of Lincoln Park Capital Group, which he founded in 2008. In 2011, he became senior managing director of the Electrum Group, an investment firm focused on the natural resources sector. He rejoined Lincoln Park Capital Group in 2014.

May-08-17 IT Infrastructure Services

This project has been awarded to iTech Solutions.

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