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Procurement Fraud

Procurement Fraud


Procurement accounts for 70% of an organization's revenue; a very attractive prospect for wrongdoers to commit fraudulent acts. Corruption hurts everyone: individual persons, families, communities, organizations, and the entire country; it is elusive and surreptitious in nature.

People who engage in corrupt activities benefit in the short-term, but knowingly and unknowingly cause permanent long-term damage to all stakeholders. This is in part mainly because Procurement Fraud possess many forms and can occur at any stage within the Procurement and Tender Cycle.

Target Audience and Benefits

Impact on Business Professional

This intense and comprehensive course centers on understanding the hard-hitting techniques that unscrupulous employees and suppliers deploy on vulnerable organizations. It is most appropriate for Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professionals and Corporate and Strategic Business Unit Managers in various business functions, seeking to understand, detect, and prevent Procurement Fraud practices; ultimately, safeguarding the organization against corruption.

Impact on CIPS Professionals

In addition, this course will keenly benefit and complement CIPS Professionals who are pursuing the CIPS qualifications on the varying levels across the different modules, supplementing their knowledge of Procurement Fraud at a much deeper and broader perspective; and is most specifically significant when studying:

  • Advance Certificate - L3M2: Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • Diploma - L4M4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
  • Advance Diploma - L5M5: Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • Professional Diploma - L6M1: Strategic Ethical Leadership

Course Objectives

1. Introduction to Procurement

  • What is Procurement?
  • Types of Procurement
  • Where does Procurement sit?
  • The Procurement Cycle

2. Ethics in Procurement and Supply

  • Ethics and Ethical Behavior
  • CIPS Codes of Conduct

3. Procurement Methods

  • Procurement Methods
  • Competitive Procurement Instruments
  • The Tender
  • The Tender Cycle

4. Corruption

  • Procurement Fraud
  • Corruption
  • Bribery
  • Kickbacks
  • Illegal Gratuities
  • Economic Extortion
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Indicators

5. Supplier Corruption

  • Complementary Bidding
  • Bid Rotation
  • Bid Suppression
  • Market Division
  • Indicators and Prevention

6. Employee and Supplier Collusion

  • Need Recognition
  • Bid Tailoring
  • Bid Manipulation
  • Unbalanced Bidding
  • Leaking Bid Data
  • Indicators and Prevention

7. Procurement Fraud without Competition

  • Single Sourcing Fraud
  • Personal Use Purchasing
  • Bid Splitting
  • Purchase Card Fraud
  • Petty Cash Fraud
  • Indicators and Prevention

8. Procurement Fraud during and post Contract Performance

  • Invoicing Fraud
  • Non-Conformance
  • Change Order Abuse
  • Cost Mischarging
  • Commingling
  • Indicators and Prevention

9. Supplier Management

  • Supplier Management
  • Contract Risk Management
  • Shell Companies

10. Procurement Fraud Detection, Prevention, and Investigation

  • Ethics and Compliance Program
  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Anti-Fraud Program
  • Response Plan
  • Investigation Plan

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students who have successfully enrolled in the course will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of the class. These classes are also recorded; therefore, students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Thursday 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm 5 weeks 15 hours $1,500.00 Mr. Wesley Superville

Session - Thursday (06:00 pm to 09:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2023 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Thursday, October 5, 2023 Thursday, November 2, 2023
2024 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Thursday, February 8, 2024 Thursday, March 7, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Online Classes Thursday, May 16, 2024 Thursday, June 20, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Online Classes Thursday, August 22, 2024 Thursday, September 19, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 - Online Classes Thursday, November 7, 2024 Thursday, December 5, 2024


The course combines a number of teaching techniques including lectures, class discussions, and role playing.

Student Support


Mr. Wesley Superville

Mr. Wesley Superville’s passion for Supply Chain Management heralds from 20 years of combined experience in various supply chain functions including Warehouse Specialist, Inventory Controller, Purchasing Officer, and Materials and Logistics Supervisor in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunications and FMCG industries of Trinidad and Tobago.

A holder of the MCIPS qualification and recent completion of a Master of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Wesley began lecturing the CIPS program in 2014 at Purchasing Supply and Management Tuition Services under the close mentorship of Mr. Noel Small.

In 2019, he joined the CTS family as a CIPS lecturer and steadfastly demonstrated the tangible aptitude of expertise, compassion, and dedication of high-quality support to his students. His deportment is friendly, welcoming, and quirky with well-rounded professional experience that affords him to effectively guide his CIPS students both in their academics and careers.

However, as with all iceberg successes, there were submerged challenges and sacrifices which molded him throughout his journey; Wesley began as a laborer at a very young age in the warehouses of local supermarkets. His grassroots beginnings drove him to educate persons about the importance of the CIPS program together with critical role that Warehousing and Inventory Management plays throughout the supply chain, in order to bring understanding, respect and best-practice to the qualification and profession.

In a private capacity he does consultation, resume writing, and assist jobseekers find employment in different supply chain positions. His mantra? Advance to be recognized! Wesley continuously progresses his academics and lets his work performance and student feedback do the talking. His greatest achievement? Continuously striving for humility.

He quotes: “Learning is a continuous cyclical exchange; there is so much to learn from the people I encounter, especially my students. They have a lot to offer, because supply chain management exists everywhere.”

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com


Additional Information

Materials and Equipment

A digital workbook will be provided for this course along with a bibliography for research and further reading.


No formal prerequisites required.


Fees payable to CTSCBCS Registration Fees & total cost of tuition $1,500 TTD, payments can be made via credit card, Linx or manager's cheque.

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