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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 exceeding $500,000.
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- Until further notice, the Purchasing website will be unavailable on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 10:00 - 10:30 PM for scheduled
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Effective January 1, 2013 all public works project related bids or proposals exceeding
thousand ($500,000) dollars are
required to include a "public copy". All agency contract solicitations, requests for proposals, invitations for bids, etc. shall state that
any bid or proposal that exceeds
thousand ($500,000) dollars must include a copy to be available for public inspection upon the
opening of the bids. Any bid or proposal in excess of
five hundred thousand ($500,000) dollars which does not include a copy for public
inspection shall be deemed to be non-responsive.
For further information, please see R. I. Gen. Laws §37-2-18 (P.L. 221) http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law10/law10221.htm and Purchasing Rules and amendments at
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