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COMPETITIVE BIDDING SLASHES STATE RECORDS-MANAGEMENT COSTS BY 70%

Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:45:00 GMT

The newly awarded contract, projected to save taxpayers $3.5 million over five years, is available for use by all state government branches and municipalities. PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€" As part of continuing state cost-cutting initiatives, a contract awarded to Capital Records Management Center Inc....



STATE PURCHASING OFFICIALS APPLAUD RULING ON EMISSIONS CONTRACT

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€" In what state purchasing officials are describing as an historic victory for taxpayers, Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein today upheld the state’s awarding of a multi-year automobile emissions-testing program, which is projected to save Rhode Island automobile owners...



The State of Rhode Island Issues a Tentative Award for Express Mail Services

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 13:15:00 GMT

In an effort to save thousands of taxpayer dollars at the state and local level, the State issued a tentative award to Federal Express for express mail service. In the spirit of the Governor’s “Fiscal Fitness” initiative to provide efficient government to the Rhode Island taxpayer, the Stateâ



STATE ANNOUNCES 28,000 PROFESSIONAL LICENSE HOLDERS ELIGIBLE FOR “E-LICENSING”

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:15:00 GMT

Since March 2006 over 45,600 professional license holders have been offered “E-Licensing” options for the renewal of over 100 different license types in 20 different licensing categories. PROVIDENCEâ€"The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Director Adelita S. Orefice and the...



GOVERNOR CARCIERI ANNOUNCES NEW EMISSIONS TESTING CONTRACT THAT WILL SAVE $15 MILLION

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 18:15:00 GMT

Competitive Bidding Yields Big Savings Carcieri Proposes Passing Savings to Rhode Island Drivers Governor Donald L. Carcieri today announced that his Fiscal Fitness team, part of the Governor’s Big Audit, has saved another $15 million over five years by awarding the statewide Emissions and...



STATE FISCAL FITNESS TEAM ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER VENDOR TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 12:30:00 GMT

Training Will Highlight Improvements To State Purchasing Processes “Open for Business” 8:30 a.m. â€" 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2006 Crowne Plaza Hotel 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI Governor Donald L. Carcieri’s Fiscal Fitness team, the Rhode Island Economic...



STATE TO SLASH WIRELESS PHONE BILL 25% BY CONSOLIDATING ACCOUNTS SAVINGS PROJECTED TO BE $124,000 EACH YEAR

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:45:00 GMT

NEWS RELEASE RI Department of Administration Fiscal Fitness Program One Capitol Hill Providence, Rhode Island 02908 Contact: Dan Majcher 222-5078 STATE TO SLASH WIRELESS PHONE BILL 25% BY CONSOLIDATING ACCOUNTS SAVINGS PROJECTED TO BE $124,000 EACH YEAR PROVIDENCEâ€"As a result of...



GOVERNOR’S FISCAL FITNESS TEAM SHARES COST-SAVING STRATEGIES WITH MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Tue, 30 May 2006 18:15:00 GMT

NEWS Office of the Governor State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, State House, Providence, RI 02903 www.governor.ri.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Neal Thursday, May 30, 2006 222-8290 GOVERNOR’S FISCAL FITNESS TEAM SHARES COST-SAVING STRATEGIES WITH...



The Governor’s Fiscal Fitness Program Spearheads Effort to Implement Electronic Records Storage in Rhode Island

Mon, 08 May 2006 13:45:00 GMT

NEWS Office of the Governor State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, State House, Providence, RI 02903 www.governor.ri.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Stern Monday, May 8, 2006 (401) 222-8337 The Governor’s Fiscal Fitness Program Spearheads Effort to...



Real Estate Agents Can Renew Licenses Online

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 14:15:00 GMT

NEWS Office of the Governor State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, State House, Providence, RI 02903 www.governor.ri.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Neal Tuesday, April 18, 2006 222-8290 REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN RENEW LICENSES ONLINE New Service Stems from...



THE GOVERNOR’S FISCAL FITNESS ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL $62,056 IN SAVINGS FROM REVERSE AUCTIONS

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 16:00:00 GMT

NEWS State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Providence, RI 02908 www.fiscalfitness.ri.gov CONTACT: Dan Majcher (401)222-5078 THE GOVERNOR’S FISCAL FITNESS ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL $62,056 IN SAVINGS FROM REVERSE AUCTIONS Contact: Brian P. Stern 222-8337 April 6, 2006



CARCIERI SAYS BIG AUDIT/FISCAL FITNESS INITIATIVES HAVE RESULTED IN BIG SAVINGS

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 05:00:00 GMT

Governor and Fiscal Fitness Team Announce Priorities for Second Phase of the Big Audit When Governor Donald L. Carcieri formally initiated the Big Audit nearly three years ago, he called the project a “far-reaching initiative” that would focus on cutting costs, improving efficiencies, and...



BIG AUDIT SAVES $267 MILLION THROUGH NEXT FISCAL YEAR

Wed, 08 Feb 2006 05:00:00 GMT

Though Not Fully Implemented, Carcieri Initiative Cuts Structural Deficit; Still Waiting on Legislature to Implement Many Big Audit Initiatives The Big Audit instituted nearly three years ago by Governor Donald L. Carcieri will save Rhode Island taxpayers over $140 million through the current...



Governor Carcieri Announces the Launch of e-Licensing Service

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:45:00 GMT

NEWS State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Providence, RI 02908 www.fiscalfitness.ri.gov CONTACT: Dan Majcher (401)222-5078 Governor Carcieri Announces the Launch of e-Licensing Service PROVIDENCE, RI â€" January 26, 2006 - Governor Donald L. Carcieri today unveiled the...



The State of Rhode Island Issues a Tentative Award for Express Mail Services

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:00:00 GMT

NEWS Office of the Governor State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, State House, Providence, RI 02903 www.governor.ri.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian P. Stern 222-8337 The State of Rhode Island Issues a Tentative Award for Express Mail Services PROVIDENCE,



SMARTER BUYING PAYS OFF FOR TAXPAYERS State Receives $180,000 Rebate Check; Saves $1.8M Through June 2006

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 05:00:00 GMT

The State of Rhode Island received a $180,065.46 rebate check this week and discounts totaling $1,504,185 during the past year from W.B. Mason Company, who was the successful bidder for the state’s office supply contract. Under the new multi-year contract, the state receives substantial discounts