Corruption and Fraud Prevention in Public Procurement Course.


Corruption in public procurement, which affects countries, across the globe, has enormous negative consequences. It diverts public funds into unnecessary, unsuitable and uneconomic projects. There are many cases where the public procurement processes have been ignored and the possibilities for ineffective or incompetent practices in public procurement have also been created and provided in a multitude of opportunities for corruption.


10 Days

Target audience

Officials in governments, parastatal and private sector responsible for procurement, auditing, oversight bodies, accountants, tender board’s members and administrators.

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Describe the procurement cycle, phases and activities;
  • Define corruption in relation to public procurement;
  • Identify consequences of corruption in public procurement;
  • Develop strategies of combating corruption;
  • Describe ethics and professional stands in procurement.

Course Outline

Module 1: The Procurement Cycle and Regulations

  • An overview of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005
  • Overview of Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations/ PPOA Circulars
  • Identification of needs
  • Defining specifications and requirements
  • Procurement planning
  • Sourcing
  • Bid evaluation process
  • Contract award
  • Formulation of contract
  • Contract management
  • Managing inventory procurement performance evaluation and measurement
  • Ethical issues in managing procurement process

Module 2: Corruption in public procurement;

  • Public procurement and public financial management
  • Impacts of corruption in public procurement
  • Causes of corruption in public procurement

Module 4: Preventing public sector corruption

  • Codes of conduct
  • Systems of rewards and incentives
  • Accessibility
  • Human Resource Management
  • Citizen and Stakeholder participation
  • Open government & E-government
  • Managing conflicts of interests
  • Compliance friendly environment
  • Monitoring and Oversight
  • Accountability and scrutiny (The Four-eyes principle)

Module 5: Ethics and professional standards in public procurement;

  • The need for a code of ethics and conduct
  • Principles of ethical behavior
  • Standards of procurement practice
    • Personal conduct
    • Responsibilities to employers
    • Relationships with colleagues at work
    • Respect for state laws
    • Responsibility to the environment
    • Responsibilities to the disadvantaged groups and small business
    • Responsibilities to the profession
    • International purchasing activities
    • Confidential Information
    • Gratuities and Gifts
    • Supplier relationships
    • Maintaining safety of the environment

Module 6: Best Practice to combat corruption by the World Bank and other international agencies.

  • Reform Economic and Sector Policies
    • Deregulation and the expansion of markets
    • Policy advice when government continues to play a role
  • Strengthen Institutions
    • Public management reform
    • Legal and judicial reform
    • Civil society and the media
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    • Economic work
    • Country assistance strategies and the country dialogue
    • Lending program
    • Procurement and financial management
    • External agency practices and public sector management
    • Staffing implications
  • International Efforts
    • Current international initiatives
    • Bank actions at the international level

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT Ghana Airports Company Limited Ghana
2 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT Ghana Airports Company Limited Ghana