(Note: Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the end of this PACS Standard for further guidance on this Standard)
This PACS Standard makes the following recommendations in relation to enforcement.
Corruption will only be materially reduced if individuals believe that there is a real probability that corruption will be reported, investigated and penalised. If there is no penalty, or if individuals are aware that penalties are not enforced, then there will be no effective deterrent.
It is important to have express contractual penalties for corruption because:
This is important because:
These are the project participants whose role in the project could result in significant corruption. Consequently, this is likely to include the project owner, project funders, major contractors, and major sub-contractors. The decision as to who is a “major” contractor or sub-contractor will depend on the size of the project and the size of the relevant contract or sub-contract.
Updated on 10th April 2020