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Community College of Rhode Island

Contact Information

Purchasing Office:
Knight Campus
2nd Floor

Lisa Considine-Fontes
Purchasing Officer
Tel: 401-825-2444

Thanly Ryder

Assistant Purchasing Officer
Tel: 401-825-1153

Patricia Lewis
Higher Ed. Fin. Pre-Audit Clerk
Tel: 401-825-2080

Kent Gates


The Purchasing Office oversees all procurement related functions for the college. The Purchasing Office assists college departments with purchase requisition procedures, creates bid documents and creates purchase orders as defined under the college's delegated authority definitions. This office also maintains communications with the State of Rhode Island Division of Purchases for items not covered under the college's delegated authority.


Instructions for Accessing CCRI State Level Bid Items:
  1. Go to the Division of Purchases External Bid Search webpage.
  2. Under "Bidding Entities", choose: "Community College of RI"
  3. Enter any other criteria in appropriate fields
  4. Click "Search" at the bottom of the page.

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Last Updated: 7/18/16