Emergency Purchases

The Illinois Procurement Code defines an emergency as a situation involving public health, public safety, or cases where immediate expenditure of funds in excess of the competitive bid threshold is necessary for repairs to State property to protect against further loss or damage, to prevent or minimize serious disruption in State services, or to insure the integrity of State records. Emergency conditions may result from fires, explosions, adverse weather conditions, or epidemic conditions. They may also result from untimely breakdown, damage, or loss of equipment vital to the maintenance of health or safety standards. In such situations, the Illinois Procurement Code provides that the competitive selection process is not required.