Nevada Deferred Compensation Fund, Carson City, will search for its first consultant in October, said Robert B. Easton, chairman. Details are not yet available. The consultant will help officials at the $240 million plan select 17 investment options from two new bundled providers, which will be selected by the board next week. The finalists are incumbents Hartford and ICMA, along with Great West Life, Fidelity Investments, VALIC and ING, Mr. Easton said. The plan currently offers 70 investment options.