When necessary, the NMU Purchasing Department makes emergency purchases; however, they should be kept to a minimum. It is important that a requisition be "walked through" the Purchasing Department purchasing process prior to the placing of an order. Arrangements for emergency repairs or equipment overhauls are made by notifying the Purchasing Department which will, in most cases, contact the vendor.

Procedure: To initiate an emergency transaction, the authorized person must -

  1. Telephone the Purchasing Department informing staff there of the request and the circumstances.
  2. Submit a signed requisition to the Purchasing Department giving the exact information, circumstances and  account number to be charged.