The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
Pursuant to the Chicago Municipal Code and the Illinois Municipal Purchasing Act, Chapter 65, Section 5/8-10 et.seq. of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Emergency contract authorizations may be granted by the Chief Procurement Officer for emergencies, in an amount not in excess of $500,000 without advertising or competitive bidding.
An “emergency” poses a clear and imminent danger, requiring immediate procurement of services, supplies or equipment to prevent or mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property or essential public services and would not have been avoided by due care and diligence. An “emergency” is deemed to exist in the following situations: 1) a public calamity that requires the immediate appropriation of goods or services to relieve the necessity of the municipality’s residents or to preserve the property of the municipality; 2) it is necessary to preserve or protect the public health or safety of the municipality’s residents; or 3) because of unforeseen damages to public machinery, equipment or other property.