Purchasing

The Finance Office is the point of contact for all purchases of goods or services for the department. RIDE has the authority to proceed with some purchases, while others must be handled by the State Purchasing Office.

The web site of the Division of Purchases within the State Department of Administration has numerous resources for potential vendors as well as for state and local agencies who need to contract for goods or services.

Both the state and local agencies may access master price agreements negotiated by the state. In these instances contractors have agreed to a maximum price for certain goods or services. MPAs are a ceiling; agencies may always negotiate a lower price if possible.

A list of Master Price Agreements may be found on the Division of Purchases web site.

RIDE has established an email notification system for parties interested in receiving information about the agency’s competitive bids (requests for proposals). To subscribe to this service, visit the RIDE Subscription page.

When a bid has been posted, an email will be sent with the pertinent information. In addition, to facilitate the procurement process, vendors interested in bidding on RIDE’s projects should register with the Division of Purchases by completing the supplier registration package.

Kristen Cole is the Procurement Officer for RIDE.
(401) 222-4681
Kristen.Cole@ride.ri.gov