The Purchasing Office is responsible for carrying out the requirements of the City's purchasing polices and procedures to ensure that the City will obtain quality goods and services from the lowest responsible bidders.
e-Procurement Center - (Note: This system came into effect August 16, 2013)
How to Register and Sign In as a Vendor (pdf file 296KB)
Purchasing is also responsible for the timely submission of insurance claims to the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust for damages incurred to City property, as well as handling the direction of all other types of claims for and against the City.
- To minimize taxpayer and service-user-costs by procuring goods and services through appropriate means at the lowest possible cost.
- To collect reimbursements as soon as possible.
- To process and check claims against the City in a timely manner.
Finance Department - Purchasing Division
Attn: Purchasing Agent
Newport, RI 02840
Telephone: (401) 845-5414
Fax: 401) 845-5447
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday