Definitions for "Emergency purchase"
A purchase made to alleviate a situation in which there is a threat to health, welfare, or safety, that does not allow time for normal, competitive purchasing procedures.
The immediate purchase of commodities or services caused by a sudden, unexpected turn of events beyond the control of the University involving public health, welfare, safety, injury, or loss.
A purchase of goods or services so badly needed that an agency will suffer financial or operational damage unless they are secured immediately.