Vendor / Bidder Area

Bid Opportunities

In the spirit of continuous improvement the Town of Middletown has transitioned from the Newport Online Bidding System to the Rhode Island Purchasing Group platform to post bid opportunities.  We welcome all vendors and invite you to register on the Rhode Island Purchasing Group. To register at no charge, simply follow the registration path and select the "Limited Access" option which will provide you with automatic e-mail notification at no charge.  This option will alert you anytime you match with new bid opportunities from the Town of Middletown and any other participating agencies.

To receive additional bid opportunities Statewide or from other Purchasing Groups, select one of the other registration options or call the BidNet's Support Team at 800-835-4603, Option 2 for assistance. We welcome your participation and we look forward to doing business together!


After a bid is opened, the Department requiring the goods or services makes a determination as to the lowest evaluated or responsive bidder in the case of merchandise, or the highest qualified firm in the case of services. The Department Head then makes a recommendation to the Town Council, who, ultimately, awards a bid. The successful vendor is then notified of the award, and of any further requirement prior to a Purchase Order/Contract being issued.

Prevailing Wage

Any construction over $ 1,000 is required by state law to pay the state prevailing wage. A current copy of the most recent Prevailing Wages scale is obtained from the State of Rhode Island, Department of Labor and Training, Division of Professional Regulation, or at Davis-Bacon Wage Determination. It is also by request for each construction bid document. All vendors supplying construction services must submit certified payrolls from any contractor and sub-contractor who does work on the project. No payments are made until all payrolls are up to date, and correct.