Pressing Need or Emergency Purchases

If you have the department should contact Materials Management prior to any purchase for guidance and proper handling of the order whenever possible.  If an emergency occurs during non-business hours, contact Materials Management on the next working day so the incident can be noted and the file can be documented.

Pressing need -a need that arises from unforeseen causes, including but not limited to, delay by contractors, delay in transportation, breakdown in machinery, or unanticipated volume of work

Emergency -a situation which endangers lives, property or the continuation of a vital program and which can be rectified only by immediate on-the-spot purchases or rental of commodities, printing or services

If you have a true emergency, please contact Materials Management at 328-6434 immediately for a needs assessment. If warranted, measures will be taken to honor the request.

All Materials Management approved emergency purchases must have a purchase requisition entered in PORT by the following business day so a purchase order can be sent to the vendor.