Canada: “Commissioner of Competition John Pecman said his office is planning to double the number of training workshops it provides to public-procurement officials this year on ways to prevent fraud. There will be training events for federal, provincial and municipal managers, as well as for the private sector, on how to identify and prevent collusion and corruption. […]
Ottawa’s March budget pledged to spend more than $120-billion on infrastructure over the next 10 years, and provincial governments are planning to hand out billions on infrastructure over the same period. […] ‘We encourage all procurement officials to keep in mind potential bid-rigging. There are some clear red flags that they could look for and it’s our goal to try to make as many of these officials aware of bid-rigging as possible’, he said.
The bureau normally holds between 20 and 30 workshops a year for public-procurement officials but Mr. Pecman said the organization is looking to reallocate spending in order to double that amount this year.”