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Vendor Registration

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 you must:

1.  Complete and submit the on-line Vendor Registration Application.  Including:

–      email address required for ordering and receiving Public Bid solicitations

–      at least one commodity code for receiving applicable Public Bid solicitations

A complete list of the commodity codes is available for viewing prior to starting registration

2.   Submit URI substitute IRS W-9 * with signature

– email: or

– fax:  401.874.4825 or

– mail:  URI – Accounting Office, Carlotti Building Room 103, 75 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI  02881


Upon on-line submission of the University of Rhode Island Vendor Registration application, you will automatically receive a registration number and a URI substitute IRS W-9 Form will open. Please note that if your pop-ups are blocked the URI substitute IRS 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 URI substitute IRS W-9 form.

If you do not receive a registration number upon submission, your registration was not submitted due to missing information. 

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 the commodities and/or services you specify on your registration. Completion of the application does not constitute a guarantee on the part of the University to solicit bids for selected commodities.

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:    In order to participate in the State of Rhode Island Division of Purchases bid solicitations, vendors must register with the State of RI on the RIVIP system at .

An e-mail confirmation and Vendor Number will be sent once your registration has been validated and approved by the University of Rhode Island Controller’s Office.

*  If you are unable to open the fill-in form, print the W9-form-1113 non-fillable form, complete, sign, scan and email it to

Once your registration has been approved it is your responsibility to notify us 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 new URI substitute IRS W-9 Form.

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the University of Rhode Island.

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