Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the Chief Procurement Officer may make or authorize others to make emergency procurements of supplies, services or construction items when there exists a threat to public health, welfare or safety; provided that the emergency procurements shall be made with the competition as is practicable under the circumstances.  A written determination of the basis for the emergency and for the selection of the particular contractor shall be prepared by the city official making the purchase, and shall be included in the contract file, and such purchases will require the approval of the City Manager.
('76 Code, § 3-8-3) (Ord. 903, passed 7-23-92; Am. Ord. 1005, passed 3-28-96; Am. Ord. 2008-012, passed  6-12-08; Am. Ord. 2016-008, passed 12-8-16)