All emergency purchases shall be handled by the Purchasing, Contracts and Auxiliary Services ("Purchasing") Department. Emergency situations may include:
- Equipment that becomes inoperable and must be maintained to insure the safety and health of personnel or provide protection to building and grounds.
- An educational function that cannot continue without an item.
- Eminent life safety situations.
In order to receive emergency items quickly, prepare a requisition and call the Purchasing Department with the requisition number so immediate action can be taken.
When an emergency occurs after business hours, notify the vendor directly. When business hours resume, notify the Purchasing Department of your action and which vendor you contacted. Emergencies should be treated as such and are an exception, not the norm.