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The DC Code: § 2-354.05 Emergency procurements.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a contract may be awarded through an emergency procurement as defined by rules:
1
When there is an imminent threat to the public health, welfare, property, or safety; or
2
To prevent or minimize serious disruption in agency operations.
b
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.
c
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.
d
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.
e
The CPO shall make a determination and findings justifying the emergency procurement.
f
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:
1
The determination and findings required by subsection (e) of this section;
2
A description of the item to be procured;
3
The designated contractor; and
4
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

Credits

(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 405, 58 DCR 1185.)