SECTION .0700 - PROFESSIONAL OR SPECIALIZED SERVICES
19A NCAC 02E .0701 EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL/SPECIALIZED FIRM: AUTHORIZATION
(a) Except as set out Paragraph (b) of this Rule the employment by contract of any agency, firm or individual may be authorized and executed by any of the business unit managers listed under any of the following conditions:
(1) The required work necessitates engineering or professional expertise and services not available on the staff of the department;
(2) The required work can be accomplished more effectively, more efficiently, and more economically than by staff of the department;
(3) The required work cannot be undertaken and accomplished by the staff of the department in time to meet the established schedule for development of the project; or
(4) An emergency situation exists which requires expedient action to alleviate or minimize a condition representing a danger or economic loss to the public.
(b) Such employment shall not be considered when other agencies of the state which have staff with the necessary expertise are available to accomplish the required work in a satisfactory manner on a schedule and at a cost suitable to meet the department's requirements.
History Note: Authority G.S. 136-28.1(f); 143B-350(f)(13) and (g);
Temporary Rule Eff. June 11, 1982 for a Period of 51 Days to Expire on August 1, 1982;
Eff. August 1, 1982;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2012; December 1, 1993; October 1, 1991; April 1, 1986; February 1, 1983;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.