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Managing Fraud Risks In Government Procurement And Contracting (OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

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Date(s): Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020
Time: 8:15AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $369.00
Cancellation Date: Mar 04, 2020
Location: Online

Course Description

THIS SESSION WILL BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY. CLASS WILL BE HELD AUGUST 17, 18, 20 and 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day.


All governmental entities have fraud risks. But exposures in procurement and contracting top the list of what can go wrong. Among the many fraud risks that must be proactively managed is the possibility that third-party suppliers and contractors will take unfair advantage of the relationship, entice employees into questionable practices, and commit wrongful acts or outright fraud.


This program addresses the fraud risks inherent in government procurement and contracting, and will present solutions for auditors and managers interested in guarding their organizations against the costs and other negative consequences of misconduct and fraud. Short on theory and long on practical ideas, the program will give participants the tools and techniques they need “on the job”.


In this two-day version, extensive case example analysis and group discussion will highlight not only what can go wrong, but what participants can do about it in their own organizations.

Potential CPE Credits: 16.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 16.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 16.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: INTERMEDIATE
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and react to real world examples of fraud in government procurement and contracting
  • Create and maintain an anti-fraud procurement environment
  • Utilize the advantages and avoid the disadvantages of lump sum, cost-plus, T&M, and unit pricing agreements
  • Better screen potential suppliers and contractors
  • Utilize examples of fraud in bidding and awarding contracts, subcontracts and supply orders
  • Manage fraud risks in construction contracting and billing
  • Avoid exposures in change orders and pricing
  • Make your Code of Conduct part of the deal


Seminar topics include:

  • Anti-fraud controls and behaviors for procurement and contracting
  • How to create and maintain and anti-fraud procurement environment
  • How to screen potential suppliers and contractors
  • Why and how to audit suppliers and contractors
  • How to implement a Vendor Assurance Program
  • Effective audit steps for procurement and contracting
  • Steps for dealing with possible collusion, bid rigging and price fixing
  • Steps for dealing with management resistance to an active procurement audit plan
  • Extensive case examples and group brainstorming



No prerequisites required. A working knowledge of procurement and contracting practices, fraud, and auditing concepts is helpful but not required.

This session will be held online so an internet connection, computer/tablet, speaker and microphone are required to participate.


John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

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