(a) In the event of an emergency which requires immediate purchase of supplies or contractual services, the city administrator shall be empowered to authorize the risk manager to secure by open market procedure as herein set forth, at the lowest obtainable price, any supplies or contractual services.
(b) An "emergency" shall be defined as any event which interrupts the normal administration of municipal services, thereby jeopardizing the life, health or convenience of citizens.
(c) Should an emergency situation arise on a weekend or holiday, and where it is not possible or convenient to reach the risk manager, any purchase necessary shall be made by the department in charge and such purchase reported to the risk manager without delay.
(d) A report of the circumstances of an emergency purchase shall be filed by the risk manager with the city administrator.
Source: Ord. No. 3078, § 12, 7-6-82; Ord. No. 5080, § 4, 7-20-09; Ord. No. 5334, § 1, 2-2-15)