- Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a contract may be awarded through an emergency procurement as defined by rules:
- When there is an imminent threat to the public health, welfare, property, or safety; or
- To prevent or minimize serious disruption in agency operations.
- Emergency procurements shall be made with as much competition as is practicable under the circumstances, based on the judgment and determination of the contracting officer.
- The contracting officer may issue oral orders or notices to proceed to contractors to provide services or goods to the District; provided, that the directive shall be reduced to writing within 3 business days after issuance and funding for the services or goods provided shall be certified by the appropriate fiscal official.
- Emergency procurement procedures shall not be used for contracts exceeding 90 days; provided, that if the development time for the good or service exceeds 90 days, the contract shall not exceed 120 days.
- The CPO shall make a determination and findings justifying the emergency procurement.
- Notice of all emergency procurements shall be made available on the Internet no more than 7 days after the contract is awarded. The notice shall include:
- The determination and findings required by subsection (e) of this section;
- A description of the item to be procured;
- The designated contractor; and
- A copy of the contract.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 18-371, see notes under § 2-351.01.
DC CODE § 2-354.05
Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 405, 58 DCR 1185.)