PUR 307–01: Emergency Orders
To establish procedures for handling emergency procurements
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 3-803
Since the goal of an emergency procurement is to remedy a situation that endangers lives or property or threatens the continuation of vital programs, the department staff who identified the emergency are expected to contact Purchasing and Business Services immediately and to hand-carry any needed documents and approvals to Purchasing and Business Services. The buyer in Purchasing and Business Services will obtain whatever competition is appropriate under the specific circumstances of the emergency and place the order as quickly as possible.
Requests for emergency procurements costing $100,000 or more must be accompanied by an approved Request for Waiver of Bidding Requirements form.
As departments may place these orders directly through one of the small-dollar purchasing programs, especially the Purchasing Card, Purchasing and Business Services normally is not involved in such orders.
The chief procurement officer, associate director of Purchasing and Business Services, or assistant director of Purchasing and Business Services can waive competition if appropriate under the specific circumstances of the emergency.
The procedure for emergency orders is found on the Purchasing and Business Services Web site.
For further information on the waiver of bidding requirements, see PUR 306–02, “Waiver of Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing $100,000 or More.”