Contract and Procurement Fraud (AUDT8036)

Contract and Procurement Fraud

Contract and Procurement Fraud


The possibility of fraud in government procurement presents a constant risk. Learn to recognize the indicators of procurement fraud in different government contracts and grants. Develop audit strategies to identify and quantify the extent of fraud in specific government contract and grants management and operations. Focus on identifying the indicators of fraud, as well as criminal, civil, administrative and contractual actions in response to fraud. Explore fraud issues related to the growing government involvement in e-commerce.

Who Should Attend?

Auditors looking to enhance their skills to detect fraud in government contracting programs.




16.0 CPE's

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This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the auditor's responsibilities for the detection and investigation of contract fraud
  • Explain primary federal criminal and civil laws that address contract fraud
  • Identify federal laws, rules and regulations that govern the contracting process
  • Describe the role that auditors perform in the contracting process
  • Identify major contract fraud schemes that take place in contracting, including false claims, corruption, and small and minority fronts
  • Examine auditor interface with investigators, prosecutors, contracting officials and whistleblowers
  • Describe criminal, civil, administrative and contractual remedies for contract fraud
  • Describe challenges to auditor independence that arise in conducting audits related to contracts and procurement.
  • Identify methods to obtain information from agencies, contractors and third parties needed to audit and investigate contract fraud

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Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: What is Fraud?

Module 3: The Government Contracting Process

Module 4: The Importance of Contractor Integrity to the Contracting Process

Module 5: Major Contract Fraud Schemes

Module 6: Fraud Schemes Related to Special Contracts

Module 7: Remedies for Contract Fraud

Module 8: Issues Related to Auditors, Fraud and Audit Independence

Module 9: Obtaining Information About Government Contractors Involved In Fraud

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