Welcome to the University of Rhode Island Vendor Registration system. All vendors interested in doing business with the University of Rhode Island are required to register. To register with the University you must complete and submit the on-line Vendor Registration Application. As a registered vendor you will be placed on the University of Rhode Island's bid list to receive Public Bid solicitations and RFP's via e-mail for specific commodities and/or services you specify. Completion of the application does not constitute a guarantee on the part of the University to solicit bids for selected commodities.
An e-mail address is required to register on-line. If you do not have an e-mail address please contact the URI Purchasing Department at 401.874.2171.
Please note that the online registration process must be completed at one time. A complete list of the commodity codes is available for viewing prior to the registration process Commodity Codes. When registering you must choose at least one commodity code, however, if you are unsure of what commodity codes to select in a specific category we suggest that you "select all" in that category. Failure to select the appropriate commodity categories will prevent the University from including your organization in future bids.
Please note in addition to e-mailing Public Bids and RFP solicitations to registered vendors, The University of Rhode Island posts all Public Bids on the Rhode Island Vendor Information Program (RIVIP) located at the State of Rhode Island, Division of Purchases web site: www.purchasing.ri.gov (Bidding Opportunities +, Other RI Opportunities).
Upon submission of the University of Rhode Island application on-line you will automatically receive a registration number and a W-9 Form will open. Please note that if your pop-ups are blocked the W-9 Form will not open, however, a link is provided on the Vendor Registration System. Please reference the registration number on the top left hand side of the W-9 Form. The W-9 Form must be completed (including signature) and forwarded to the URI Purchasing Department either by mail at 581 Plains Rd. Kingston, RI 02881, fax 401-874-2306, or e-mail URIPurchasing@uri.edu. An e-mail confirmation will be sent once your registration has been validated and approved by the University of Rhode Island Purchasing Department.
Once your registration has been approved it is your responsibility to ensure that the University is notified of any changes. For address and/or e-mail address changes please complete and submit a Vendor Change Request Form. All other changes to your profile will need to be made by submitting a new vendor registration application along with a W9 Form.
Please note that this registration process is separate from the RIVIP system. In order to participate in the State of Rhode Island Division of Purchases bid solicitations you must register on the RIVIP system at www.purchasing.ri.gov.
Thank you for your interest in doing business with the University of Rhode Island.
University of Rhode Island
581 Plains Road
Kingston, RI 02881
P 401.874.2171 F 401.874.2306