Emergency Purchases

Definition: Justification for an emergency purchase may occur when time is limited and products or services are needed to protect the lives or health of persons, to prevent or minimize damage to University property, or to meet other critical requirements.

Exclusion from Competitive Bidding

Properly documented emergency purchases may be excluded from competitive bidding requirements under certain conditions. The purchasing department should be notified by telephone as soon as possible to expedite the purchase. The required form, Justification for Non-competitive Purchases and Contracts, must be completed within the the University's Purchasing System to confirm the emergency situation. As time permits, the purchasing department will try to obtain bids. Consult the Purchasing department for specific procedures.

Items Not Subject to Emergency Purchase

Emergency purchases cannot be made for commodities or services covered under an existing contract.

I Need to Buy Guide

Buying and Paying Guide

Contact Us

Procurement Services

847 Monroe, Suite 205
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-5594
Fax: 901-448-8028
Email: purchasing@uthsc.edu