The firms chosen would be part of a pool and would develop strategies to achieve CalPERS' desired results on federal legislation, regulations, issues, projects or events, according to an RFP posted Friday.
The RFP says the $294.2 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento, intends to contract with select firms for four years with the option to renew for one additional year. The firm would also monitor legislation and accompany CalPERS representatives for meetings with members of the executive branch and Congress.
The applicant must have a viable business operation in Washington for at least three of the last five years as of Nov. 18.
Proposals are due at 3 p.m. PST Nov. 18. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015. The RFP is available on CalPERS' website.