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Welcome to the Online Training Course for Procurement Monitors

This course is designed to help you identify Red Flags (indicators) of possible corruption in public procurement through the analysis of a case study.

The course will require you to analyze a case through the four phases of the procurement process (Planning, Bidding, Evaluation and Implementation) and apply the Monitoring Assistant to identify potential corrupt practices. In each phase, you will be presented with supporting documents designed to enhance the learning experience and encourage you to apply the concepts and strategies found in the Procurement Monitoring Guides.

You are asked to assume the role of a Civil Society Procurement Monitor (Monitor) from a Civil Society Organization called Procurement Monitoring Alliance, based in the fictional town of Santa Rosa. You will be asked to analyze a case through the different phases of the procurement process to determine what red flags of corruption can be detected as the procurement process unfolds. The case also includes supporting documents that have to be reviewed as part of the monitoring process. You can do so by clicking on the relevant hyperlinks.

After reviewing the description and supporting documentation for each phase, answer the Monitoring Assistant Red Flags questions for the relevant phase, add any relevant comments, and then compare your answers with the solutions presented. Remember that the solutions show just one way of answering the questions. There are no right or wrong answers to the Monitoring Assistant questions. Individual results, findings and interpretations may vary depending on each observer’s experience, expertise and context.

Please note that the training was designed based on an ideal level of access to information, a scenario that may not be applicable to many countries. Other details in the case study may also not be applicable to your country. Also note that the red flags in the Monitoring Assistant cannot cover all irregularities. If you have any additional findings that were not covered by the Monitoring Assistant, you can capture them in the box provided at the end of each section.

For further information on procurement monitoring in general you can review the Procurement Monitoring Guide.

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