09 NCAC 06B .1302          emergency situations or pressing need

(a)  An agency may make purchases of goods or services in the open market in cases of emergency or pressing need.

(b)  When emergency or pressing need action is necessary, and the estimated expenditure is over the purchasing agency's delegation, prior verbal approval shall be obtained from the State CIO unless the purchase must be made outside of business hours, during holidays or when state offices are otherwise closed. Subsequently, if the expenditure is over the purchasing agency's delegation, an explanation of the emergency or pressing need purchase shall be reported in writing to the State CIO. 


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-52.1; 143B-1322(c); 143B-1350;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Recodified from 09 NCAC 06B .1102 Eff. March 19, 2008;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015;

Amended Eff March 1, 2016.