Phoenix city officials issued an RFP for an investment consultant for its two defined contribution plans and post-employment health plan, said Kathy Walczak, personnel analyst. The 401(a) and 457 plans have combined assets of $973 million, and the post-retirement VEBA has $3.5 million. The search is standard city procedure in anticipation of incumbent Mercers contract expiration Sept. 30, Ms. Walczak said; Mercer was invited to rebid. The RFP is available at phoenix.gov/newidx.html. Responses are due by 3 p.m. MST April 16. A selection is expected Aug. 27. No consultant is being used.