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Policies & Procedures

Emergency Purchases

Emergency Purchases:    When purchases must be made on an emergency basis, the department head should contact the Director of Purchasing and request an emergency purchase.  The following information will be required prior to approval:

  • Name of vendor
  • Amount of purchase
  • Name of requestor
  • Description of item or service to be purchased
  • Nature of emergency

In cases where the exact amount of the purchase is not known, an estimate must be made.  Competition will be solicited, if possible.  The Director of Purchasing through the Vice President for Business Affairs is the approval authority for emergency procurements.  Upon receipt of the emergency purchase order number the vendor may be notified and the goods/services procured.

NOTE:  FAILURE TO ANTICIPATE A REQUIREMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROCUREMENT CODE.

Last Published: April 13, 2004 9:05 AM
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