The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency publishes a catalogue of risks in the field of public procurement

Valencia, September 19, 2023.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, in compliance with its advisory functions for the development of public integrity frameworks, has prepared the “Catalogue of risks contrary to public integrity in the field of public procurement”.

This new catalogue stands as an indispensable reference tool in the Valencian public sector, with the aim of minimizing the risks of irregular management, fraud and corruption in the management of public funds. This material is aligned with the provisions of the recent Law 2/2023, on the protection of whistleblowers of corruption, the National Public Procurement Strategy 2023-2026, the European standard UNE-EN 17687 on “Public procurement: integrity and accountability” and Law 1/2022, on Transparency and Good Governance of the Valencian Community.

The catalogue structures the risks in two categories: the first corresponds to the general risks, which appear recurrently in the generality of entities and decision-making processes of the Valencian public sector; and the second corresponds to the specific risks that manifest themselves in each of the phases of public procurement, also including minor contracting and emergency processing.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, pointed out that “with the preparation of this catalogue, the Agency reinforces its commitment to promoting integrity in the Valencian public sector. Not only do we seek to avoid the sanctioning regime, but we also focus our efforts on identifying and cataloguing risks in public procurement so that it is of help to the people who work in those agencies and institutions.”

It is a dynamic catalogue, subject to future updates and extensions, depending on the factors and circumstances that may influence its scope and effectiveness.

For more information, you can access the complete catalogue on the Agency’s website at this link:

In addition to this catalogue from the prevention area of the Agency, other catalogues of risks that affect the Valencian instrumental public sector or the catalogue of risks in decision-making processes have been prepared and are also available on the website.

The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has participated in a conference organized by the Controlaría del Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

València, september 18, 2023.- The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan LlInares, has participated by videoconference in a conference organized by the Controlaría del Valle del Cauca (Colombia) under the title: Conversation: current challenges and challenges in the fight against corruption.

The objective of this initiative is to promote academic reflection on the role of oversight, accountability, public transparency, citizen denunciation to counteract acts of corruption in the task of responsible conduct of public affairs, since the guarantee of Human Rights of citizens in accordance with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs depends on the effectiveness of public policies.

The Conversation has been attended by 120 people from different groups such as public officials, citizen observers, social leaders, young people, Student Comptrollers and women’s social organizations.

For its part, the participation of Joan Llinares with a presentation on the protection of whistleblowers, is part of the collaboration agreement signed by the AVAF with the Controlaría del Valle del Cauca (Colombia)  to develop joint actions to combat fraud and corruption.


The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency opens a preliminary consultation for the tender of the psychological care service for whistleblowers of corruption

Valencia, September 14, 2023.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has published a preliminary market consultation on the Public Sector Contracting Platform for an upcoming tender for a contract for attention and psychological support to whistleblowers of corruption.

The recent approval of Law 2/2023 on the protection of whistleblowers of corruption, as a result of the transposition into Spanish law of Directive 1937/2019 better known as  the Whistleblower Directive, states that one of the support measures for whistleblowers will be the right to assistance and psychological help.

Since its creation, the Agency has accumulated extensive experience in dealing with complainants, who have often been forced to require psychological treatment, derived from the difficult situations experienced as a result of filing the complaint.

The pressure in the professional field that complainants often receive transcends the personal and family sphere, affecting different areas of their private lives such as family and friends.

With the aim of being able to offer this professionalized psychological support and care service, the Agency launches this preliminary consultation to collect information that allows the preparation of the specifications corresponding to the tender.

This consultation is open to expert persons or entities, independent authorities or professional associations related to psychological assistance services.

To do this, the answers must be sent before October 4  to the email: indicating in the  subject: “Response to preliminary consultation on service contract of assistance and psychological care in relation to the purposes of the Agency”.

The answers must be submitted in pdf format, digitally signed and must provide an email and a contact telephone number.

The preliminary market consultation is published at the following link: Public Sector Procurement Platform (

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency was the first authority in Spain to have a Statute for the Protection of the Whistleblower of Corruption and currently has 35 people under protection.