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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.

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

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Last Updated: 4/14/17