§5A-3-15. Emergency purchases in open market.
The director may authorize, in writing, a state spending unit
to purchase in the open market, without filing requisition or
estimate, specific commodities for immediate delivery to meet bona
fide emergencies arising from unforeseen causes, including delays
by contractors, delays in transportation and unanticipated volume
of work. A report of any such purchase, together with a record of
the competitive bids upon which it was based, shall be submitted at
once to the director by the head of the state spending unit
concerned, together with a full account of the circumstances of the
That the director may waive the need for the
record of competitive bids. Such report shall be entered on a
record and shall be open to public inspection.