The Mississippi State Bond Commission is seeking underwriters for the sale of $650 million of general obligation bonds expected to be sold in late September or early October. The deal will be split evenly between tax-exempt and taxable debt, according to the request for proposals. The bonds will have maturities up to 25 years.

The commission is seeking responses from firms interested in serving as senior managing underwriter, co-senior managers, and co-managers.

Questions concerning the RFP will be taken until July 15. Responses are due July 22. A syndicate is expected to be selected by Aug. 17.

The RFP can be found on the state’s Department of Finance and Administration website at www.dfa.state.ms.us/Content/BidandRFP.htm.

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