1,515: Emergency Purchases

Last Revised: May 1998

An emergency purchase is a situation involving public health, public safety or where immediate expenditure is necessary to safeguard the health and welfare of students, faculty, staff or the public, or protect against further loss of, or damage to property, or to minimize serious disruption of services. In such situations, formal bidding requirements may be waived, while following all other purchasing procedures. Such emergency purchases require the timely approval of the Director of Purchasing.