Intensive Workshop on Fraud, Corruption & Collusion in Public Procurement

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6-7 June 2016 | Berlin

If you would like to receive the programme for this workshop or more information about it please contact Jana Behrens.

The ultimate goal of public procurement is to spend public money in an efficient and proper manner to achieve best value for money. Given the economic significance of public procurement in the EU, fraud, corruption and collusion in this field dramatically harm the economy and public finances – both national and EU money. The violation of the public procurement rules remains one of the main sources of irregularities and fraud in projects co-financed by Structural Funds. In 2011 the violations of public procurement had a financial volume of more than 67 Mio EUR according to OLAF.

The regulatory framework to fight fraud and corruption has been strengthened with the recent EU public procurement reforms. In addition, the new regulations for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in 2014-2020 require public authorities to set up effective and risk-based measures to prevent fraud and corruption.

It will be crucial for public officials in charge of public procurement for national and EU funded projects to well know the legal requirements and processes of the procurement cycle in order to avoid irregularities, fraud, corruption and collusion. You should therefore be well trained on the various methods and tools to effectively prevent and detect it.

Topics of the Workshop

This workshop will focus on:

Fraud and Corruption: Notions, Prevention & Detection

  • Defining Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement: Notions and Legal concepts
  • Indicators and patterns of fraud and corruption in public procurement
  • Detection of Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement
  • The new Obligatory Fraud Self-Assessment Tool

Collusive Tendering & Bid-rigging in the Procurement Process

  • Fraud and Corruption in the Bidding Phase of Public
  • ProcurementImplications of Collusive Tendering and Bid-Rigging
  • Self-cleansing: How can Companies Recover Eligibility?

Case Studies, Practical Insights & Exercises

  • Exercise: How to be well-prepared for audit?
  • Case Study: Handling fraud and corruption cases in public authorities
  • Case Study: Identifying & reducing public procurement and EU funds fraud and corruption
  • Recovery & litigation

Receive most practical insights and learn from case studies & best-practice solutions of various EU Member States.

Who should participate?

Procurement officers, anti-fraud and corruption officers, internal and external auditors, public officials responsible for the prevention of fraud and corruption as well as for risk assessment and risk management from the following institutions:

  • Public Authorities on EU, national and regional level
  • Courts of auditors on national and regional level
  • National and international agencies in charge of regional development and economic cooperation
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Consulting companies and legal practitionaers
  • Academic institutions


Workshop Material - No need to miss anything! If you were unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Jana Behrens.



European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review
Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 60 pages
ISSN 21 94-73 76

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Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

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