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Procurement fraud


Education Center: CIPS
Date: 29 October 2020
City: London

Duration: 1 day

Procurement fraud is a complex problem that can happen at any stage of the procurement cycle. It is often difficult to detect, takes a long time to come to light and can result in significant financial and reputational losses to the organisation. According to a report from PwC there has been a 28% rise in the number of organisations in the UK experiencing procurement fraud, so procurement professionals have a responsibility to ensure transparency, implement measures to prevent fraud and investigate any irregularities.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different types of procurement related fraud
  • Identify the red flags of procurement fraud
  • Implement effective internal controls to reduce the risk of procurement fraud
  • Develop a procurement fraud investigation plan


Regardless of the size of your organisation, procurement related fraud is a risk with the potential to have a negative impact on your business. This introductory level course will help you to understand the various types of procurement related fraud and how they can impact on your organisation. We will look at the various stages of the procurement cycle and consider the types, risks and impacts of procurement fraud that can present at each stage. The course will explore the areas of your supply chain where procurement fraud could take place, and will guide you on the proactive steps you can take to identify, assess and manage procurement fraud related risks.

The course will help you to develop robust internal controls to reduce the risk of procurement related fraud, as well as a process for investigating allegations of procurement fraud.


What key points will the training cover?

  • Different types of procurement related fraud
  • Procurement fraud risk
  • The importance of effective Internal controls, governance and assurance
  • Procurement fraud red flags and early identification
  • Investigating procurement fraud


Course fee includes:
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • All course materials



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