DATES: SEP 13-17, 2021    
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE    apply now button  
TUITION: $2245    







The Procurement Integrity program covers the institutional, legal, and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. The program incorporates the strategies and approaches within the United States and globally to create an organizational culture committed to high ethical standards and integrity. Participants will learn best practices on ensuring organizational procurements are performed fairly, impartially, honestly, legally, and free from fraud and abuse.


The seminar will be delivered through 5 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

Course Outline

Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability


U.S. Anti-Corruption

  • U.S. Anti-Corruption Agencies
  • Inspector General Community
  • Oversight


Risk Framework Models

  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commissions (COSO)
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)


Got Ethics

  • Ethics & Compliance Programs
  • Whistle-Blower Protections


Procurement Fraud

  • Make-up and Schemes
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Criminal, Civil and/or Administrative


The Fraudster

  • Mind-set & Motivation
  • Elusiveness


Procurement Integrity Control System®

  • Elements
  • Criteria



  • Fraud Risk Theories
  • Proactive Approaches
  • Case Preparation


Case Study

  • Ethical Reform Movement
  • Road Blocks
  • Victories and Set-Backs


Course Advisors

Ms. Sheryl Goodman was formerly the Inspector General for Palm Beach County and the Department of Children & Families, State of Florida.  Ms. Goodman has worked in law enforcement and criminal justice related positions for over 30 years. She is presently the President of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, a woman-owned small business specializing in developing, assessing, and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity by mitigating the inherent risk to procurement fraud and abuse.  Ms. Goodman is currently a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Investigator and formerly a certified law enforcement officer and public assistance fraud investigator. Ms. Goodman holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University.

Mr. Tom Caulfield was formerly the Executive Director of Training for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.  Mr. Caulfield spent over 38 years of federal government service, his assignments included responsibilities at both the senior executive and case agent levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, internal oversight, and professional development and training.   He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Procurement Integrity Consulting Services and was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice National Procurement Fraud Task-Force.  He holds degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice and currently is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Inspector General, and Certified Inspector General Investigator.

Ms. Goodman and Mr. Caulfield are frequent instructors at both domestic and international forms and have published and co-published several articles on subjects related to the prevention and detection of procurement fraud and abuse. Their material has been referenced in various federal reports and book publications. Some of the articles can be found at: