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(a) An "emergency" means conditions that require immediate action to contain or control an immediate danger or threat of danger to the public health, safety or welfare, or to persons in the care or custody of the County.
(b) The Director of the Department of Purchasing and Contracting, as the County's Purchasing Agent, in cases of emergency, may issue contracts to extend or modify existing (emergency or non-emergency) contracts in any amount. The Director shall report such actions to the Board of Supervisors for ratification when required by County Ordinance or Board policy, or by State or federal law or regulation.
(c) In cases of emergency, as determined by department heads or elected officials, and in accordance with County ordinances or Board Policy, and State or federal law or regulation, such officials may make emergency purchases. All officials making emergency purchases shall report such actions to the Director at the first available opportunity and submit sufficient and proper documentation for subsequent approval by the Director or ratification by the Board of Supervisors, as appropriate.
(Added by Ord. No. 9297 (N.S.), effective 2-22-01; amended by Ord. No. 9836 (N.S.), effective 4-12-07; amended by Ord. No. 10406 (N.S.), effective 2-4-16)