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Welcome to the Rhode Island Vendor Information Program

This website contains a variety of Rhode Island State Purchasing Information. To navigate our website, use the menu bar at the left. This website requires that you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 9.0 or greater) installed. Please read our  Disclaimer.

Registering with the Division of Purchases currently* requires two steps.

1. Registration on RIVIP to generate the required cover sheet to submit a solicitation. RIVIP includes an online dashboard to watch bids. Click here to check if you are already registered in RIVIP.

2. To receive automatic bid notices via email and to be set-up as a supplier in RIFANS, click to download the supplier registration packet. Supplier Registrations require manual review so please allow for processing during regular business hours.

*The State of Rhode Island is working to streamline this process

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VENDORS

  • If you are experiencing difficulty opening Bid Documents or Master Price Agreements, please make sure to update your Adobe Acrobat Reader to version 9.0 or greater.
  • Notice to all contractors and vendors bidding on public works projects.
    Click Here for Notice to Vendors and Important Instructions.
  • PLEASE NOTE - All Bid Proposals must be submitted to the following address:

    State of Rhode Island
    Department of Administration
    Division of Purchases, 2nd Floor
    One Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI 02908-5855