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Procurement Fraud Prevention Course (Pretoria, South Africa)

This course on Procurement Fraud Prevention arose from the need to address Procurement Fraud. Procurement fraud manifests in various forms, and the procurement process presents a common risk area across almost all organisations, large or small. Unfortunately, no organisation is immune to corruption and fraud and these occur somewhere during the procurement cycle. Fraud and corruption in procurement are all too common, and research provides evidence of their increasing frequency with the corresponding quantum of losses becoming significant enough to impact on the sustainability of organisations. Procurement fraud can be one of the more complex frauds to investigate hence this course on Procurement Fraud Prevention equips participants with necessary tools to undertake such. This Procurement Fraud Prevention short-course is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the various fraud schemes that can be perpetrated in procurement and contracting processes. It provides specialist knowledge and skills required to identify fraud and corruption and to put in place mechanisms for preventing it from occurring in the procurement and contracting of goods and services. The course will equip participants with the requisite skills to carry out proactive preventive control measures to deter procurement fraud in their organisations when the red flags are raised.

Learning Objectives

This Procurement Fraud Prevention course will help participants:

  • Understand various common and statutory concepts and principles relevant to procurement and contracting
  • Analyse and understand the supply chain and procurement processes for vulnerabilities and flaws, to increase opportunities of fraud detection
  • Gain an in-depth understanding on the vast and various procurement fraud schemes that can be perpetrated in procurement and contracting processes
  • Increase understanding of the motivation for fraud among employees and interested parties
  • Identify red flags indicative of corruption and fraud in the procurement processes
  • Identify fraud risks in procurement and contracting processes
  • Design control measures to reduce procurement fraud incidences effectively
  • Design effective proactive preventive control activities and actions that limit fraud, corruption and related offences