Emergency Acquisitions

An emergency is defined in the Procurement Procedure as follows, "A circumstance in which an immediate purchase or procurement decision is necessary to prevent a serious delay, which delay reasonably could result in a danger to life, damage to property, or suspension of the provision of an essential service."

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In an emergency situation, as described above, the department/unit needs to:

  1. Procure the good or service as appropriate in the interest of time
  2. Once the emergency has been addressed, complete a Limited Tendering and Non Application Procurement Approval Briefing Note (PDF) with the rationale
  3. Attach the invoice to a completed Payment Requisition (PDF)
  4. Forward all documentation to Procurement Services for payment processing

ImportantThe dean or director of the affected area has the authority to acquire goods or services up to $100,000 without regard to this Procedure or its related Guidelines.

The associate or assistant vice president of the affected area has the authority to acquire goods or services in excess of $100,000 without regard to this Procedure or its related Guidelines.