76-15-1011. Exemptions from advertising and bidding . (1) When immediate delivery of supplies, equipment, or services is required in an emergency, including but not limited to fire, flood, explosion, storm, earthquake, riot, or insurrection, the provisions of 76-15-1005 and 76-15-1006 do not apply if:
(a) the supervisors act, by majority vote in an open meeting, in a manner that best meets the emergency and serves the public interest; and
(b) the emergency is declared and recorded in the minutes of the board of supervisors meeting.
(2) Supplies or services may be purchased without bid from government agencies if purchased at a substantial savings.
(3) Contracts may be entered into by direct negotiations for the purchase of vehicles, machinery, equipment, materials, or supplies or for construction, repair, restoration, or maintenance under Title 76, chapter 15, for which the cost is less than the limit provided in 7-5-2301.
(4) Vehicles, machinery, equipment, materials, or supplies may be rented if the rental results in a substantial savings over purchase.
History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 155, L. 2015.