"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 Procurement on 410-837-5717 to determine the best course of action. 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 Procurement Staff along with their email addresses and telephone numbers.
If the item or service is more than $5,000 but less than $200,000:
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 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 Procurement and provide accurate and detailed information about any commitments you made so that formal purchase orders or contracts can be issued.