Procurement of a Global Voting Service

AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 have decided to procure a global voting service including advice for global voting on general meetings outside Sweden. The procurement will be carried out through a partially coordinated procedure.

Since 2009 the Funds have been voting at the shareholder meetings of around 500 foreign companies. Each Fund makes its own decision in each individual company. A Swedish corporate governance consultancy administrates the votes and a UK consultancy provides the electronic voting platform. The main purpose of the procurement is to expand the global voting to more companies. The Funds intend to sign agreements with a proxy voting agency for a 3 year period.

AP2 has been assigned to advertise the procurement on behalf of the Funds (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4). The bid shall be submitted to all four funds by submitting a bid to AP2 no later than 18th of November 2013 at 5:00 p.m. The bid should be labeled "dnr AP2 2013/38 ".

For more information about the procurement, the official notice is advertised on the TED. The Request for Proposal is found here (pdf).