Contract and procurement Fraud Workshop




7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.   Registration - Breakfast Pastries 
8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. 

The Personality Risk Profiles of the Fraudster and the Abuser

To be effective, the fraud examiner must be able to identify and understand the factors that lead individuals to engage in acts of misconduct. During this session, you will explore the different personality risk profiles of the typical procurement fraudster and discuss what motivates each of them to commit their crimes. Then you will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge using a series of practical exercises. 

9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.  Break 
9:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.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.   

10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.  Break 
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 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. 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Group Lunch 
1:30 p.m. - 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. 

2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.  Break 
3:05 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.  

Capstone Exercise: The "Light-House"

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. 


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