Procurement Audit

Programme aim

The evolution of the procurement process has led to increasing  demands on the professionalism of procurement audit practitioners. Procurement of goods, works and services is a major component of any national budget and, therefore, maintaining transparency, accountability and fairness in the procurement process is imperative. 

This comprehensive programme will improve your knowledge of procurement, regulatory frameworks, risks on all aspects of the procurement cycle and contract supervision. You will develop your practical skills in the audit process from planning to execution and reporting and monitoring recommendations.

You will learn how to:

  • Apply the legal regulatory frameworks governing the audit
  • Use the procurement cycle and understand procurement malpractice
  • Apply the principles of risk management
  • Carry out organisational analysis – how procurement is conducted
  • Ensure accountability, probity and organisational governance for the procurement process
  • Audit commercial aspect of outsourcing contracts
  • Implement the procurement function, strategies and policies
  • Source ethically and demonstrate environmental awareness
  • Analyse and investigate, including what to do if you uncover malpractice
  • Communicate the audit report
  • Plan the follow-up

Benefits of attending - You will be able to:

  • Determine the legal and regulatory requirements for the audit
  • Carry out an analysis of the organisation to be audited, including determining the scope for malpractice in each element of the procurement cycle and a staff assessment
  • Ensure that the organisation has considered alternative methods for acquiring and providing goods and services, including the use of competitive processes and outsourcing

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