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Coming soon – Watch for changes to the Purchasing website!
Please note the Purchasing website will not be available on August 6, 2014


Welcome to the Rhode Island Division of Purchases Website

The goal of the Division of Purchases is to obtain the best value for the taxpayer. This goal can be accomplished by providing an "equal playing field" for all potential vendors, enhancing opportunities for small businesses, minority/women owned businesses, and disability business enterprises, and by leveraging State purchasing power on all procurements.

Mailing Address for Bid Proposals issued by the State of Rhode Island, Division of Purchases

All Bid Proposals must be submitted to the following address:

State of Rhode Island
Department of Administration
Division of Purchases, Second Floor
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5855

Vendor Registration Information

Please update your vendor information or register as a new vendor by following the link below.  The State of Rhode Island has implemented a new electronic purchasing system (RI-FANS.)

Register/Update Vendor Information
Complete Supplier Registration Package

Comments and Suggestions

The Division of State Purchases would welcome your comments and suggestions about the purchasing process, bid proposals and alternative products and services.

 CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA