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Emergency

"Emergency" means a sudden and unexpected occurrence or condition which agency management reasonably could not foresee that requires an action to avoid or to mitigate serious damage to public health, safety, or welfare.

If you are reacting to an emergency situation and need to make purchases to mitigate serious damage to public health, safety, or welfare, take the following actions:

If the item or service you need is less than $5,000:

Use your University Purchasing Card to make the purchase. If you do not have a card, contact one of the Buyers (Toni Wallington 410-837-5130 or Nancy Wright 410-837-5715) and they will make the purchase for you. If it is after hours or no one in Procurement is available, you may call a vendor, explain the circumstance and place the order yourself. Click the "Contact Us" link in the column to the left to be taken to the list of Buyers and their phone numbers.

If the item or service is more than $5,000 but less than $100,000:

Call Procurement (410-837-5717). If possible, have your PeopleSoft Department number, the vendor's name address and phone number, the description of the needed item or service and the price. If it is after hours or no one is available, try to contact Blair Blankinship, Director of procurement at one of the following numbers: office: 410-837-5714, cell phone: 443-829-7441, home 301-572-6951.

If you still cannot reach anyone, contact public safety and contact a contractor to provide whatever goods or services are necessary. Please keep accurate notes of who you called, what you ordered, and the price you agreed to pay.

At your earliest convenience, contact Blair Blankinship and provide accurate and detailed information about any commitments you made so that formal purchase orders or contracts can be issued.

PLACE ORDERS (over $5,000) TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE OR TO AVOID A CLEAR AND PRESENT RISK TO PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, OR WELFARE ONLY!