6221 Emergency Contracts
It is the policy of the Seattle School Board to contract for purchases and public works in compliance with State laws on sealed bids.
State law permits purchases of materials, equipment and supplies and contracts for public works, without using sealed bids under certain circumstances. By statute, an “emergency” means unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the agency that either: (a) present a real, immediate threat to the proper performance of essential functions; or (b) will likely result in material loss or damage to property, bodily injury, or loss of life if immediate action is not taken
It is the policy of the Seattle School Board to contract in emergencies without sealed bids, in accordance with Board-adopted procedure and State law, and consistent with sound business practices. The district shall also promote fair competition in emergencies whenever practicable, and assure compliance with all legal and statutory requirements.
The Superintendent is authorized to develop procedures to implement this policy.