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Ricardo Elias Morales solicitation letter 10 29 10 FINAL

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October 29, 2010

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RE: RFP for legal services, PIN 015-10813500 ZL

Dear Prospective Proposer:

The Comptroller of the City of New York (the “Comptroller"), as investment advisor to the New York City Retirement Systems (“NYCRS”), together with the New York City Law Department (“Law Department”), is seeking to engage a pool of law firms to do transactional work in connection with private market investments to be made by the New York City Retirement Systems. As of September 30, 2010, the Systems held approximately $100 billion in assets.

The RFP, which fully describes minimum qualifications, participation in the pool, scope of services, contractual term and proposal submission procedures, is available for download from the Comptroller’s website, www.comptroller.nyc.gov, starting Friday, October 29, 2010. You must register to download the RFP, by selecting “Asset Management”, then “RFPs” and scrolling down to select the “Register for RFP” button.

Consistent with the policies expressed by the City of New York, proposals from minority-owned and women-owned businesses or proposals that include partnering arrangements with minority-owned and women-owned investment firms are encouraged. Additionally, proposals from small and New York City Based businesses are also encouraged.

We look forward to receiving your response by Monday, November 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). If you should have any questions, please send them to Eric Wollman via e-mail at bamcontracts@comptroller.nyc.gov by Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Thank you in advance for your interest in this solicitation.


Sincerely,
Ricardo Elias Morales

DEPUTY COMPTROLLER
GENERAL COUNSEL
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CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
JOHN C. LIU
GENERAL COUNSEL'S OFFICE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
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