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SupplyRI is a public-private initiative funded by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the Heron Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation.

SupplyRI connects Rhode Island suppliers (companies) with opportunities that help them grow and expand.

How SupplyRI Works

The SupplyRI website links Rhode Island suppliers with our Anchors' procurement opportunities, and resources through our Rhode Island Resource Partners.


Success Stories

SupplyRI is Rhode Island’s business to business connection. Click to view success stories created through the SupplyRI initiative!

Training & Events

SupplyRI hosts events throughout the year which help suppliers in Rhode Island connect with larger institutions, our Anchors. SupplyRI also introduces suppliers to a network of partners and resources in other agencies for training, education and development opportunities.

Our Anchors

The goal of SupplyRI is to increase the amount of goods and services institutional buyers procure from suppliers located in Rhode Island.

Gilbane Building Company provides construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services. We proudly call Rhode Island home and support our local community, industry and trades.

Lifespan is Rhode Island’s largest health system and private employer, consisting of Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Bradley Hospital – teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University – as well as Newport Hospital and Gateway Healthcare.

Care New England is an integrated health care system that includes Butler, Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, VNA of Care New England, and The Providence Center.

Known as the leading college of art and design in the US, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced “RIZ-dee”) is ranked #1 in Business Insider’s survey of The World’s 25 Best Design Schools.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

50% of our vendors are local, and our purchases put $34 million annually into the state's economy. When we invest locally, the Rhode Island economy improves, and a stronger economy is good for the health of all our communities.

Roger Williams University (RWU) is a private, coeducational American liberal arts university located on 140 acres in Bristol, Rhode Island, on Mt. Hope Bay, with a branch in Providence, RI.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national direct writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life insurance is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary.

Contact Us Today

Doris Blanchard

Assistant Director, SupplyRI


Matt Vargas

Vice President, Business Assistance