Procurement and contract management are areas regularly investigated by the ICAC. The way that an organisation carries out its procurement and contract management activities has a significant impact on the likelihood of corruption occurring, so the ICAC offers several workshops focusing on corruption prevention in these areas. Depending on participant needs, workshops are offered for 1.5 hours, half a day or a full day.

Information about each of the workshops is provided below.

Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management – full-day

Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management – half-day

Probity in procurement – 1.5 hours

 

Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management – full day workshop

(7.5 hours including a 15–minute morning and afternoon tea and a 30–minute lunch break)

This workshop assists managers and staff with responsibility for procurement activities to identify where the weaknesses in their systems and opportunities for corruption may be. It will also help participants understand what they can do to prevent corruption in the procurement context.

Who should attend?

  • NSW public-sector and local-government managers with line-management responsibility for procurement and/or contract management, with or without specific skills in procurement
  • procurement managers
  • procurement/contract management policy or process designers
  • staff with significant procurement and/or contract management responsibilities.

NB:  This workshop is NOT intended for staff who simply buy off established contracts or catalogues, or do not deal directly with suppliers. At a minimum, participants should be involved in obtaining or assessing quotations, managing contractors, supervising people who carry out these activities or approving the purchases or procurement activities carried out by others.

Workshop content

  1. About the ICAC:
    • powers and oversight
    • jurisdiction
    • reporting corruption and public interest disclosures.
       
  2. Recognising corruption in procurement and contract management:
    • the nature of corruption
    • past case examples
    • costs of corruption
    • probity principles and their impact on corruption.
       
  3. Why people act corruptly:
    • motivations for corruption
    • gifts and grooming
    • capture, influence and allegiance
    • identifying and managing conflicts of interest.
       
  4. Corruption opportunities and risks in procurement:
    • common corruption opportunities and risks in procurement
    • stage-specific corruption risks.
       
  5. Corruption prevention:
    • the control inherent in tight operations
    • the four elements of control
    • process design and management
    • risk management
    • supporting the basic standards
    • how your organisation can improve
    • managers’ role in corruption prevention.

Customisation

While appropriate activity scenarios and case examples will be selected to cater to the specific needs of the participants, we are unable to offer a fully-customised workshop except in special circumstances.

 

Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management – half day workshop

(3.5 hours including a 15–minute morning or afternoon tea break)

This workshop consists of core content and selected elements from the full day workshop based on the needs of the organisation and the participants attending.

Who should attend?

  • NSW public sector and local government managers with line-management responsibility for procurement and/or contract management, with or without specific skills in procurement
  • procurement managers
  • Staff with procurement and/or contract management responsibilities.

NB:  This workshop is NOT intended for staff who simply buy off established contracts or catalogues or do not deal directly with suppliers. At a minimum, participants should be involved in obtaining or assessing quotations, managing contractors, supervising people who carry out these activities or approving the purchases or procurement activities carried out by others.  

Workshop content options

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are included in all workshops.

  1. About the ICAC:
    • powers and oversight*
    • jurisdiction*
    • reporting corruption and public interest disclosures.*
       
  2. Recognising corruption in procurement and contract management:
    • the nature of corruption*
    • past case examples*
    • costs of corruption
    • probity principles and their impact on corruption.*
       
  3. Why people act corruptly:
    • motivations for corruption*
    • gifts and grooming
    • capture, influence and allegiance
    • identifying and managing conflicts of interest.*
       
  4. Corruption opportunities and risks in procurement:
    1. common corruption opportunities and risks in procurement*
    2. stage-specific corruption risks.
       
  5. Corruption prevention:
    • the control inherent in tight operations*
    • the four elements of control
    • process design and management
    • risk management
    • supporting the basic standards
    • how your organisation can improve
    • managers’ role in corruption prevention.

Customisation

While appropriate content from the full day workshop will be selected and suitable activity scenarios and case examples used, we are unable to offer a fully-customised workshop except in special circumstances.

 

Probity in procurement

(1.5 hours with no breaks)

This workshop is designed to raise awareness of probity principles and possible corrupt conduct in procurement. Those wishing to increase their knowledge and skills in corruption prevention should consider attending one of our other more detailed workshops.

Who should attend?

  • public officials who carry out or approve low-level procurements.

Workshop content

  1. About the ICAC:
    • powers and oversight
    • reporting corruption and public interest disclosures.
  2. Recognising corruption in procurement:
    • probity principles
    • the nature of corruption
    • past case examples.
  3. Corruption opportunities and risks in procurement:
    • common corruption opportunities and risks
    • stage specific risks
    • managing conflicts of interest.
  4. Corruption prevention:
    • the control inherent in tight operations.

Customisation

While appropriate activity scenarios and case examples will be selected to cater to the specific needs of the participants, we are unable to offer a fully-customised workshop except in special circumstances.

Enrolments, enquiries and contact details:

For more information or to book an in-house session, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the ICAC training and development team on 02 8281 5729. If you would like to register for one of our open workshops, please visit our Open workshops calendar page.