• Thursday-Friday, June 25-26 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


    CPE Credit: 16

    Level: Overview

    Recommended Prerequisite: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    The rise in contract management and the outsourcing of goods and services has created an increase in procurement fraud, which can occur at any stage of the contracting and procurement process. Appropriate controls, fraud prevention strategies and proper tendering processes are necessary in the fight against this fraud. You will learn the best practices for preventing, detecting and investigating contract and procurement fraud.

    Organizations can be defrauded through collusion among bidders, between employers and contractors, and by sole procurement employees. Consequently, you need to be aware of the vulnerabilities and risks associated with fraud schemes that attack the purchasing, procurement and contract functions. Acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques you need to prevent, detect and deter these devastating frauds.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Determine if a procurement scheme violates legal statutes or civil laws
    • Identify the red flags of bribery and corruption
    • Recognize bid-rigging and market-allocation schemes
    • Reduce the risk of vendor fraud
    • Develop an investigation plan to respond to suspected procurement fraud
    Tom Caulfield
    Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI

    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, Caulfield 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.

  • Tom Caulfield
    Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI

    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, Caulfield 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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