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Request for Goods and Services



iconStep 1: Complete the Needs Assessment Form

The Needs Assessment Form is a document that guides you through determining goals, specifications, and details for your purchase. This information gathered in this form will aid you in the whole process.

iconStep 2: Consult with Purchasing

Email the Needs Assessment Form to Purchasing, where a representative from the department will contact you with the next steps. Please do not move forward with any process until you have met with someone from Purchasing.

iconStep 3: Complete the Request for Information (RFI)

The RFI is the official document that is posted on the State of RI Purchasing site for vendors to respond to. Send the completed RFI and the Needs Assessment Form to CCRI's Purchasing.

Timeline  RFI Template (instructions)

choose-iconStep 4: Determine the Need for an RFQ or RFP

Based on the responses received from the RFI, you may choose to continue the procurement process by completing an RFQ or RFP. CCRI's Purchasing department can guide you selecting the next appropriate step. The two processes are outlined below.