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      RS 39:1598     


§1598. Emergency procurements

            A. Conditions for use. The chief procurement officer or his designee above the level of procurement officer may make or authorize others to make emergency procurements when there exists an imminent threat to the public health, welfare, safety, or public property under emergency conditions as defined in accordance with regulations.

            B. Written quotations. Every effort shall be made to obtain quotations from three or more vendors when supplies, services, or major repairs are to be purchased on an emergency basis, except for standard equipment parts for which prices are established. Immediate purchasing shall be discouraged as much as is practicable. When supplies, services, or major repairs are urgently required and time does not permit the obtaining of written quotations, the procurement officer may obtain quotations by telephoning or otherwise, but such quotations shall be made on the relative purchase requisitions. So far as practicable, quotations shall be secured from institutions of the state as provided by law.

            C. Determination required. The chief procurement officer shall make a written determination of the basis of the emergency that includes the facts and circumstances leading to the conclusion that such procurement was necessary as well as a written determination detailing the steps taken prior to selecting a particular contractor and the basis for the final selection. The written determination shall be included in the contract file either prior to contracting or as soon thereafter as practicable.

            Added by Acts 1979, No. 715, §1, eff. July 1, 1980; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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