Montana Board of Investments, Helena, is searching for at least one active non-core fixed-income manager to handle $250 million to $750 million, said Carroll South, executive director. Active domestic core and global high-yield managers will also be considered. The move is being made for diversification. The amount of the allocation depends on the number of managers selected. Separate and commingled accounts will be considered, and the fund could hire additional respondents up to two years after the first contract is signed. Funding will come from two internally managed core fixed-income pools that total $3.5 billion. The RFP is available at http://gsd.mt.gov/osbs/Results.asp?CategoryID=07. Responses are due by 2 p.m. MST March 11. A selection is expected in spring or summer, according to the RFP. The board oversees $13 billion, $8 billion of which is in pension assets.