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Teachers’ Retirement System Trustee Election Services

August 10, 2022
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The Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois (the System or TRS) is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to assist the System in managing trustee elections. TRS trustee elections are governed by Article 16 of the Illinois Pension Code, 40 ILCS 5/16-165.

Elections for the duration of any resulting engagement are anticipated as follows:

FY 2023 -Teacher Trustee Election, (three seats)

FY 2023 – Annuitant Trustee Election (one seat)

FY 2025 – Teacher Trustee Election (two seats)

FY 2025 – Annuitant Trustee Election (one seat)

If you are interested in the proposed engagement, we welcome proposals from qualified firms. Respondents must satisfy the qualifications and requirements outlined herein.

TRS is committed to increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in all aspects of its utilization of vendors to provide goods and services to the System, to the greatest extent feasible, and within the bounds of financial and fiduciary prudence. To that end, the System strongly encourages qualified minority, female, disabled, and veteran-owned firms to submit proposals to this RFP.

A proposer’s preparation and submittal of a proposal or subsequent participation in presentations or contract negotiations creates no obligation on the System to award a contract or to pay any associated costs. All proposals and related materials will be retained by the System and will be subject to disclosure as required in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Proposal packets are available from the TRS website at
Proposals must be submitted in writing and delivered to the above address by hand delivery, certified mail, or overnight delivery between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All proposals must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. CDT on September 7, 2022. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered. TRS will publicly open and announce the names of the proposers immediately after the above-specified deadline. TRS reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to waive any irregularity in the Request for Proposal process.

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