The provisions governing the award of contracts by districts shall apply in all cases consistent with the provisions of this subchapter except that in case of emergency contracts may be let by the commission for not more than $5,000 without advertisement for bids. In case of urgent necessity or present calamity, advertisement for bids may be waived.Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 804, ch. 299, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977.