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Beware of fraud when searching to bolster supplies in a crisis

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 24, 2020

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by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

When trying to procure necessary supplies during a disaster or emergency, be aware of potential fraud, document all your contracting activities, and ensure staff are trained and up-to-date on your facility’s contracting policies.

These are just some of the best practices and recommendations offered in a Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General report released June 2, “Special Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned for DoD Contracting Officials in the Pandemic Environment.”

While the report is intended to inform DOD contracting officials on how best to manage contracting in a chaotic environment, the report also offers some tips for contracting officials in general.

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