Emergency Purchase for Backup Power Systems

Date Posted:
Date of Emergency Purchase: 12/17/2021
Approved By: Glendon Mitchell

The downtown data center experienced utility power outages late in the night on December 14, 2021. During the outage it was discovered that the backup power systems had an internal failure that was effecting the generators ability to shut off. Two state contracted generator repair vendors were called out and was determined that the issue was within the breaker system and they were unable to address the issue. Emergency purchase request was granted to bring in Electrical Reliability Services to have them troubleshoot and diagnose the issues with the backup power system at the downtown data center.

The Utah Procurement Code provides that the Director of Purchasing or designee may authorize an emergency procurement and make the following information publicly available on the University Purchasing Website within 14 days of the emergency procurement, as described in Utah Procurement Code 63G-6a-803.

Purchase order to Electrical Reliability Services Inc.


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