The emergency procurement method (NMSA 1978, Section 13-1-127) may only be used when there exists a threat to public health, welfare, safety or property requiring procurement under emergency conditions. The existence of the emergency condition creates an immediate and serious need for services, construction or items of tangible personal property that cannot be met through normal procurement methods and the lack of which would seriously threaten:
- the functioning of government;
- the preservation or protection of property; or
- the health or safety of any person.