Emergency Procurement

​An emergency Procurement in excess of $50,000 is permitted when a CSB or CSP procurement method cannot be used because of an emergency circumstance. An “Emergency” is defined as a sudden and unexpected condition. Emergency Procurements needs the approval of the agency head or designee. The process for conducting an emergency procurement is similar to a Category I or II SP, allowing oral or written solicitation, no requirement for posting on eMMA. 

Following an emergency award, the procurement officer must: 
  • Public a notice of award in eMMA not more than 30 days after the execution and approval of the contract;
  • Make a record of the emergency procurement, including the required information set forth in COMAR; and
  • Prepare and forward a report of the emergency procurement to the BPW and the appropriate Control Agency within 45 days of the Emergency Contract award.