Bidders: Clicking on the Bid Description will allow you to download the bid package and specifications (if available) or "Request for Bid Package" form in pdf format. 

Contact Jessica Desrochers at (401) 767-9269 with any questions or for copies of bid specifications.


Invitation to Bid for:

Bid Number
Date Due
5958Solid Waste Procurement:  Collection, Recycling and DisposalPublic Works Dept.

Mandatory pre-proposal conference Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

 at City Hall, 169 Main St., Woonsocket, RI.

Bid opening date Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 2PM

Specifications are also available at:
Office of Purchasing
City Hall
169 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI  02895


  • Sealed bids will be received by the City of Woonsocket in the Office of Purchasing (As Specified), 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI until "Date Due" and then will be publicly opened and read aloud by the city's designated agent at the location of opening.
  • Additional specifications/information pertaining to bids can be obtained by the contacting the appropriate department.
  • Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired should call the Finance Director at (401) 762-6400 at least seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the bid opening.
  • The City of Woonsocket reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or parts thereof, to waive any irregularity in the bids received and to accept the bids or parts thereof deemed to be the most favorable to the Best Interest Of The City.

Equal Employment Opportunity. Section 3 and Women or Minority Owned Business (MBE/WBE) encouraged to bid.

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, requires that economic opportunities generated by certain U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development financial assistance for housing and community development programs be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low income persons. If you are a Woonsocket resident and want to be considered for employment by a Section 3 contractor, activity, or project (should an opportunity arise), please complete the Section 3 Certification and submit as directed on the form. Click here for the Section 3 Resident Certifiction Form.

Section 3 also provides opportunities for business owners who meet the definition of a Section 3 business concern to receive preference in bidding on HUD-funded contracts. Click here for the Section 3 Business Application.

Click here for Section 3 FAQs.

Understanding Section 3 - Economic Opportunities for Low‐Income People (24 CFR 135).