Registration Closed - VA Office of Inspector General and US Department of Justice Virtual Information Session
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
U.S. Department of Justice
Procurement Collusion Strike Force
VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
Direct Access Program (DAP)
Introduction to the Antitrust Division and
Procurement Collusion Strike Force
Virtual Information Session
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex
Virtual Session Presentation: Presentation - OIG-DOJ March 28 2023.pdf
By participating in this event, attendees will receive:
- An overview of the VA Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice Procurement Collusion Strike Force
- High level overview of collusion in government contracting to include criminal violations and penalties involving: Price Fixing Agreements, Bid Rigging Agreements, Allocation Agreements and Set-Aside Fraud
- Information where suspected fraud and wrong-doing can be reported
Communities of Interest
Small Business Set-Aside contractors are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the whole-of-government approach to address overconcentration, monopolization, and unfair competition in the American economy.
The Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) coordinates a national response to collusion and antitrust crimes in public procurement. The PCSF is focused on investigating, charging, and prosecuting conduct that undermines and distorts the procurement process, including conduct found in government set-aside programs.
About the VA Office of Inspector General, Investigative Development Division
To serve veterans and the public by conducting meaningful independent oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To perform audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ programs and services.
To achieve this vision, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) will
• identify and prioritize work that will have the greatest impact on the lives of veterans, their
families and caregivers, and on VA resources and operations;
• prevent and address fraud and other crimes, waste, and abuse, as well as advance efforts
to hold responsible individuals accountable;
• help ensure eligible veterans and other beneficiaries receive prompt and high-quality
health care, services, and benefits by issuing accurate, timely, and objective reports; and
• make meaningful data- and evidence-driven recommendations that enhance VA programs
or operations and promote the appropriate use of taxpayer dollars
About the Department of Justice Procurement Collusion Strike Force
The Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) leads a coordinated national response to combat antitrust crimes and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at all levels of government—Federal, state, and local. The PCSF is comprised of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, multiple U.S. Attorneys’ Offices around the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Inspectors General for multiple Federal agencies.
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