Rhode Island General Treasurer Frank Caprio issued an RFP for a general consultant for the $8.5 billion Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island, Providence. Incumbent Wilshire Associates is welcome to bid. The treasurer is conducting the search as part of a review of the plans professional relationships, said spokesman Peter Kerwin. Once the general consultant is selected, the state will issue RFPs for other consultants. The RFP is available on the treasurers website, www.treasury.ri.gov. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. EST Jan. 18. A selection will be made in March.