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Fraud Prevention and Detection in Government Procurement and Contracting

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Date(s): Mar 28, 2022 - Mar 29, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $399.00
Cancellation Date: Mar 21, 2022
City: Austin
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Course Description

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 in these high-exposure areas. 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: ALL
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this facilitated case study course, participants will be better 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

  • Making your Code of Conduct part of the 'deal' with third-parties

Detailed Course Outline

  • Anti-fraud controls and behaviors for procurement and contracting

  • How to create and maintain an 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


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.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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