Rhode Island's Business to Business Connection


How SupplyRI Works


SupplyRI helps connect local suppliers to the needs of larger Rhode Island institutions, our Anchors, through our database, website, trainings and events. The SupplyRI team not only connects local suppliers with our Anchor institutions, but also guides local businesses to better understand the processes and needs of the Anchor institutions.

Rhode Island suppliers can become a member of the SupplyRI Database at no cost. 

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


Supplier & Anchor Benefits

Supplier Benefits

  • Respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and follow up about other Anchor requests from Rhode Island businesses.
  • Access to SupplyRI eCenter supplier profile to update and upload key industry-specific information, which will enable the SupplyRI Anchors (buyers) to locate sustainable suppliers.
  • Register to attend invite only procurement events with our Anchor institutions: Amica Insurance, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI, Brown University, Care New England, Citizens Bank, CVS Health, Delta Dental, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Gilbane, Infosys, Lifespan, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University and Shawmut Design & Construction.
  • Access to Rhode Island’s supplier training resources and capital access programs, such as the Commerce Corporation’s Small Business Assistance Program.

Anchor Benefits

  • Access to online database of pre-screened local and diverse suppliers in Rhode Island across purchasing categories.
  • Staff capacity to conduct supplier outreach and matchmaking with Anchor needs through a “concierge” like service.
  • Events to meet local and diverse suppliers.