Current and Upcoming Opportunities

ERS manages a wide range of products and services through a competitive solicitation process.

ERS' solicitation opportunities include:

  • Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Current and upcoming opportunities are listed below. These opportunities are updated frequently. We encourage you to visit this page often. To receive notifications regarding solicitations and to have access once they have been published, please register with Bonfire, ERS’ e-procurement portal located at https://erstexas.bonfirehub.com/.

Current Opportunities

Third-Party Administrative Services and Evidence of Insurability Underwriting Services for Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income Benefits Plans RFP

Description: To seek responses from qualified entities to provide third-party administrative services and evidence of insurability underwriting services for the short-term and long-term disability income benefits plans. These disability benefits are offered under a self-funded basis and administered under an administrative services only contract.
Date: The RFP was published on October 13, 2021.
Note: To access the RFP, please register with Bonfire. Proposals must be received by ERS no later than 10 a.m. CT on December 2, 2021 via Bonfire. 

Job Order Contracting Services RFP

Description: To seek responses from qualified entities to provide job order contracting services for ERS’ buildings located at 200 E. 18th Street and 1836 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78701.
Date: The RFP was published on October 26, 2021.
Note: To access the RFP, please register with Bonfire. Mandatory pre-submittal walkthroughs will occur from October 27 – November 8, 2021. The deadline for prospective Respondents to submit a request via Bonfire to attend a site walkthrough is November 5 at 4 p.m. CT. Proposals must be received by ERS no later than 10 a.m. CT on December 10, 2021 via Bonfire.

Design Master Services Agreement RFQ 

Description: To seek responses from qualified entities to provide indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) architectural, engineering, and/or interior design services for ERS’ buildings located at 200 E. 18th Street and 1836 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78701.
Date: The RFQ was published on November 8, 2021.
Note:  To access the RFQ, please register with Bonfire. Mandatory pre-submittal walkthroughs will occur from November 9 – December 1, 2021. The deadline for prospective Respondents to submit a request via Bonfire to attend a site walkthrough is November 30, 2021. Responses must be received by ERS no later than 10 a.m. CT on January 7, 2022 via Bonfire.

Group Benefits Program Opportunities

Discount Purchase Program RFQ

Description: To seek responses from qualified entities to provide the Discount Purchase ProgramSM, an employee discount program that offers discounted products and/or services to Texas state agency employees.
Date: To be available January 11, 2022.
Note: Access to the RFQ will not be given prior to the actual publish date.  

Pharmacy Benefit Management Services for the HealthSelectSM of Texas Prescription Drug Program and HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx (Medicare Part D) Prescription Drug Program RFP

Description: To seek proposals from qualified pharmacy benefit managers to provide services for the HealthSelectSM of Texas Prescription Drug Program and HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx (Medicare Part D) Prescription Drug Program under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. ERS will only select one (1) pharmacy benefit manager to provide both services.
Date: To be available May 10, 2022.
Note: Access to the RFP will not be given prior to the actual publish date.  

Third-Party Administration of the State of Texas VisionSM Plan under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program RFP

Description: To seek proposals from qualified entities to provide third-party administration of the self-funded State of Texas VisionSM Plan, a group vision plan available under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program.
Date: To be available July or August 2022.
Note: Access to the RFP will not be given prior to the actual publish date.

Investment Opportunities

Secondary Sales Advisory Services RFP

Description: To seek a qualified firm to provide private equity investment secondary sales advisory services.
Date: To be available on or around December 17, 2021.
Note: Access to the RFP will not be given prior to the actual publish date.

Other Goods and Services Opportunities

Pension and Benefits System Modernization RFP

Description: To seek a commercial off the shelf product from a single experienced pension and benefits administration entity and the same entity will develop, implement, and maintain the product.
Date: To be available January 10, 2022.
Note: Access to the RFP will not be given prior to the actual publish date.