DATES: JAN 18-22, 2021    
         
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE    apply now button  
       
TUITION: $2245    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The Procurement Integrity program covers the institutional, legal, and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. The program incorporates the strategies and approaches within the United States and globally to create an organizational culture committed to high ethical standards and integrity. Participants will learn best practices on ensuring organizational procurements are performed fairly, impartially, honestly, legally, and free from fraud and abuse.

 

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 5 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

 

Course Outline

 

Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability

 

U.S. Anti-Corruption

  • U.S. Anti-Corruption Agencies
  • Inspector General Community
  • Oversight

Risk Framework Models

  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commissions (COSO)
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Got Ethics

  • Ethics & Compliance Programs
  • Whistle-Blower Protections

Procurement Fraud

  • Make-up and Schemes
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Criminal, Civil and/or Administrative

The Fraudster

  • Mind-set & Motivation
  • Elusiveness

Procurement Integrity Control System®

  • Elements
  • Criteria

Investigations

  • Fraud Risk Theories
  • Proactive Approaches
  • Case Preparation

Case Study

  • Ethical Reform Movement
  • Road Blocks
  • Victories and Set-Backs

 

Course Advisors

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer specialized in procurement whose career focus has been in international development, capacity building and governance-related issues. She held various senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, with a prominent international law firm, and headed the Washington office of an international consulting firm. Sabine has been involved in high-profile initiatives with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to strengthen country procurement governance. Today Ms. Engelhard consults for different international organizations. She is an independent expert with the United Nations (UN) Award-Review Board, advising on procurement challenges resolution. She is a course advisor and a lecturer at the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington DC, and lectures in the Procurement Master’s Program of the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) in Turin, Italy. She holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in Law, International Relations, and European Studies.