In-Person Seminar

Contract and Procurement Fraud Workshop

  • Aug 24, 2022 8:00 a.m.
  • Washington, DC
Course Level
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Building on the foundation provided in the 2-day Contract and Procurement Fraud seminar, this workshop will provide you with an opportunity to apply your knowledge in an interactive setting. You will work through several practical exercises and case studies to finely hone your ability to prevent, detect and respond to contract and procurement fraud. From understanding the challenges of international investigations to reviewing a contract file to uncover potential fraud, this workshop provides a deep dive into the best practices of combatting threats in contract and procurement functions.

**You may register for the 2-day Contract and Procurement Fraud course alone, or with the 1-day Contract and Procurement Fraud Workshop. However you may not register for the Contract and Procurement Fraud Workshop alone.


Previous attendance at the Contract and Procurement Fraud seminar or similar level of knowledge.

Location & Venue

Event Venue

Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle NW Washington, DC 20005

Hotel Information

Hotel Phone: (800) 424-1140 or +1 (202) 842-1300
Room Rate: $119 single
Hotel Cut-Off: June 22, 2022

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 8
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: In Person

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 8

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:

Member Price: $400
Non-Members: $500

**You may register for the 2-day Contract and Procurement Fraud course alone, or with the 1-day Contract and Procurement Fraud Workshop. However you may not register for the Contract and Procurement Fraud Workshop alone. 

Course Outline

Day 1

  • 8:00 - 9:20 a.m. International Investigation

    You’ll begin the workshop portion of this class with a case exercise focused on international investigations. You will examine the contract requirements of an international project and review details of the company that was awarded the contract. Follow the concerns that prompted an investigation and then identify elements of potential legal offenses. We will also discuss specific players in the scheme and what legal charges you think should be brought against them.

  • 9:35 a.m. - 10:55 p.m. Methods Used to Acquire Goods and Services

    Each step in the procurement process is susceptible to unique fraud risks. Building off the foundation laid in the previous 2-day seminar, this session dives deeper into the various weak points within procurement and the relevant integrity controls that can be used to prevent potential misconduct within those processes. Using an interactive exercise, you will visualize the traditional procurement processes phases and elaborate on the steps, personnel, and purpose of each phase, as well as what fraud schemes are most likely to occur in each phase and how they can best be prevented.

  • 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Is It Administrative, Civil or Criminal?

    When investigating a case of contract and procurement fraud, a fraud examiner should be aware of the varying degrees of evidence required to meet the thresholds for administrative, civil and criminal resolutions. Through practical exercises, this session will explore the types of legal actions available in different situations and how to meet the related evidence thresholds.

  • 1:30 - 2:50 p.m. The Contract Folder

    The typical contract folder should contain numerous documents—each of which might contain red flags of fraud. During this session, you will review examples of contract documents and folders, and look for warning signs of misconduct.

  • 3:05 - 4:25 p.m. Capstone Exercise: The Lighthouse

    Bringing all of the previous discussions together, this capstone session will give you the opportunity to apply everything you've learned. You will review a contract, identify the relevant procurement fraud risk theories, assess what schemes might be occurring and identify mitigating procurement integrity controls that can be used to help mitigate fraud risk.


Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI -

Tom Caulfield

Chief Operating Officer
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services



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