Wednesday, June 26 | 10:05–11:20 AM
Recommended Prerequisite:Working knowledge of various corruption risk areas within domestic and international procurement systems; solid understanding of the fraud schemes that are targeting today's contracting processes
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Increasing the integrity and transparency of global procurement systems is an ongoing effort of nearly all organizations and of international development investors. Each have recognized that increasing the effective use of public and private funds
for procuring goods and services requires the existence of an adequate national procurement system that meets international standards and operates with a commitment to integrity free from corruption and fraud. Under the auspices of the World
Bank and Organization for Economic Co-Operations and Development (OECD), a set of standards has been developed that provides guidance for enhancing integrity within procurement systems and the results they produce. Also helping to promote
the integrity within global procurement systems is the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), specifically within Article 9(1) that calls for “transparency, competition and objective criteria in decision-making” for all procurement.
This session will introduce you to various global standards to heighten awareness of the responsibility for having integrity within your organization’s procurement systems, tools available to assess the integrity of your organization’s procurement
systems, and high-risk areas and elements of public procurement systems.
You Will Learn How To:
Chief Operating Officer, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services
Tom Caulfield has more than 40 years of combined government and public service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Counsel of Inspectors General. He ended his government service when he retired in 2015 as the Executive Director for the CIGIE Training Institute. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities at both the senior executive and program management levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counterintelligence, internal oversight, and professional development and training. Today, Tom is the COO of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing, and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity and anti-corruption both domestically and internationally.
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