Integrity in the federal procurement and acquisition process is essential to ensuring fairness in the selection and awarding of contracts through competitive bids. Prior abuses of these processes led to the passage of the Procurement Integrity Act (PIA). The purpose of the PIA is to protect the federal agency procurement process by establishing a set of rules to maintain a level playing field for all bidders. This course is designed to provide employees of organizations that do business with the federal government with an overview of the regulatory framework that governs the competitive bidding process. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
All employees involved in procurement activities for federal contractors
Expected Duration (hours)
recognize examples of contractor actions that violate the provisions of the Procurement Integrity Act
identify the four major provisions of the Procurement Integrity Act
identify examples of gifts that a contractor should not offer to a federal official