Vendor / Bidder Area
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.
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.