Corruption in Procurement

Corruption in Procurement

Corruption within procurement can occur in the public and private sector. It can involve:

  • An employee providing confidential information to a tenderer resulting in an unfair advantage.
  • A procurement officer having an interest in a private company producing goods/services relevant to their operations and submitting tenders to the company without declaring this interest
  • A member of a procurement panel or a procurement officer not declaring an existing relationship or secondary employment with a tenderer for that contract.
  • Two tenderers colluding with one submitting a ‘dummy’ bid and one a genuine bid.
  • An employee colluding with a contractor to falsify or inflate invoices

Mick Symons provides specialist training in this area. He conducts a regular three day International Master Class in this area in Singapore.

Mick can assist with training, developing and or review of policies. He can also assist in preparing check lists and other documents to ensure integrity within the procurement process.

Mick has acted as a probity auditor in relation to major developments for a major Sydney metropolitan council.