Should an emergency exist "by reason of extraordinary conditions
or against or because of unusual trade or market conditions..."
(C.G.S. 10a-151b) the University may, if it is in the best interest
of the University, make purchases without competitive bidding or
competitive negotiation. Emergency purchases may preclude the use
of existing contracts if the contract vendor cannot meet the emergency
The determination of whether an emergency exists is made by each
University's purchasing official on a case by case basis. The signature
of the purchasing officials on the purchase requisition followed
by the word "emergency" will constitute approval of an
A written statement documenting the nature of all emergency purchases
shall be attached to the agency's file copy of the purchase order
at the time it is placed.
A statement of all emergency purchases of a dollar value exceeding
$10,000 are subject to reporting procedures required in the President's