Requests for Information/Proposals/Bids

1.  Investment Management Services Domestic Equity Fund U.S. Small Capitalization Equity

 

Introduction and Purpose of the RFP

 

The State of Connecticut, acting through its Treasurer requests proposals from qualified firms interested in providing investment  management services for the Domestic Equity Fund (“DEF”). The State intends to use this RFP process to select a pool of respondents that may be appointed by the Treasurer to supervise and direct the investment of a U.S. Small Capitalization Equity separately managed account.

The Treasurer, elected quadrennially, serves as the principal fiduciary of the $40 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (the “CRPTF”) which is comprised of 6 retirement plans and 9 trust funds. An independent Investment Advisory Council (“IAC”), appointed pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §3-13b, is charged with advising the Treasurer on matters pertaining to the investment of the CRPTF’s assets, and the Chief Investment Officer of the Office of the Treasurer oversees the day-to-day operations. The Investment Policy Statement ("IPS") for the CRPTF, located at https://portal.ct.gov/OTT/Pension-Funds/Investment-Policy/Investment-Policy-Statement can be referenced for additional information on the CRPTF, IAC and the DEF.

As more fully described in Sections II - IX, respondents, who would like to provide investment services for any of the Funds, may submit proposals in order to be considered through this RFP process. The State expects to select respondents to provide U.S. Small Capitalization Equity investment management services for a 6-year period. The selected respondents will be expected to execute an investment management agreement with the Treasurer, as detailed in Exhibit 1.

 

All responses must be submitted by February 19, 2021, via email to the attention of Paul Osinloye, Principal Investment Officer at PFM.RFP@ct.gov.

 

Questions and Answers - 01/29/21

 

Section VIII Form and Content of Responses - 01/29/21

 

 

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Introduction and Purpose of the RFP
 
The Office of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing services for a state government Debt Management System.  The new Debt Management System will meet the data and reporting requirements associated with bond issuances and ensure that debt issuance data, compliance, and reporting and computation are maintained well into the future.

 

Inquiry Procedures Respondents may submit questions about the RFP to the Official Agency Contact on or before February 19, 2021. Questions must be in writing and submitted by e-mail to CT-RFP-Debt@ct.gov. Questions will not be accepted over the telephone. Anonymous questions will not be answered. The agency reserves the right to provide a combined answer to similar questions. The agency will post official answers to the questions by March 1, 2021 on the agency’s website at ct.gov/OTT/Doing-Business/Requests-for-Information-Proposals-Bids.

All proposals must be submitted both electronically and by hard copy and be received no later than 5p.m. EDT on March 17, 2021.  Electronic submissions must be sent to CT-RFP-Debt@ct.gov with the hard copies to being delivered to:
 
State of Connecticut
Office of the Treasurer
Attention: Sheree Mailhot, Principal Debt Management Specialist
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
 

 

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3. Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, and Tax Counsel Services

 

Introduction and Purpose of the RFP

 

The Office of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Bond Counsel services in connection with all of its major debt issuance programs.  These programs include: General Obligation, Special Tax Obligation, Clean Water Fund/Drinking Water Fund (SRF), Bradley International Airport Bonding Program, and the UConn Bonding Program.  The Treasurer is also requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in serving in the positions of Disclosure Counsel and Tax Counsel.

 

All proposals must be submitted and received electronically by April 7, 2021 at 5p.m. EDT and by hard copy no later than 5p.m. EDT on April 8, 2021.  Electronic submissions must be sent to CT-RFP-Debt@ct.gov with the hard copies to being delivered to:

 

State of Connecticut

Office of the Treasurer

Attention: Sarah Sanders, Assistant Treasurer for Debt Management

165 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

 

Directions for completion of the Legal and Policy Attachments are available on this portal. 

 

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