Dr Ama Eyo

Name
Dr Ama Eyo
Position
Lecturer in Law
Email
a.eyo@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
38 3073
Location
Room 103, Aethwy, College Road

Dr Eyo is Programme Director for the LLM in Public Procurement Law & Strategy, where she is responsible for designing, teaching and facilitating various modules on national, regional and international procurement law and strategy. Her excellent teaching skills in this field led to her nomination and shortlisting as one of the six finalists for the Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year in 2015. She is also the School’s Director of Taught Postgraduate programmes, and teaches modules on the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply Management (CIPS) course at the Management Centre, Bangor University.

A specialist in public sector procurement, Ama has significant experiences leading sustainable and strategic procurement transformation programmes, capacity building projects and achieving efficiency savings through public procurement within and outside the United Kingdom. Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom, she was actively involved in regulatory and commercial legal practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

A graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and the Nigerian Law School, Abuja. Ama also possesses postgraduate qualifications from the University of Nottingham - an LLM in International Commercial Law and a PhD in Public Procurement Law. Her doctoral research sponsored by the same institution examined the EC legal framework on using electronic auctions in regulated procurement, and she regularly writes and speaks on the interaction of electronic technologies in regulated procurement and implications for practice.  

Research interests

Ama’s main research interest is in Public Procurement law and policy, with particular focus on:

  • International and national regulation of contemporary procurement techniques and processes, including electronic procurement tools;
  • Regulatory procurement reforms and impacts on end-users of public contracts; and
  • Socio-legal research on the above issues.

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • “e-Procurement and Framework Agreements”, presented at the Bureau of Public Procurement Conference, Nigeria, August 2016;
  • “e-Procurement in Regulated Procurement: comparative experiences from selected African Countries”, Lagos State Public Procurement Journal, July 2016;
  • “Socio-economic impacts of Public Procurement Reforms”, Public Procurement Journal, a publication for the Bureau of Public Procurement Nigeria, May 2016;
  • “e-Procurement and e-Auctions in the UK”, presented at the European eProcurement Conference in Ostrava, The Czech Republic, 5th November 2015;
  • “Mandatory e-Procurement in The United Kingdom: Governance Issues and Related Challenges”, Paper presented at the Reform of the Public Procurement Law, Public Utilities Sector and PPP, Lodz University Poland, 9th October 2015;
  • “e-Procurement in Supplier Selection: Reflections on the “SQuID” experience in Wales, Public Procurement Law Review, presented at Global Revolution Conference, University of Nottingham, June 2015;
  • “Interaction between International Norms and Domestic Regulation: a case study of the Nigerian Public Procurement Act 2007 in the light of the 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement”, presented at the Public Public Research Group Seminar Series, University of Nottingham, 24 November 2014;
  • “e-Procurement and e-Auctions in the UK”, Conference presentation, eBF Conference, Czech Republic 6th October 2014;
  • “China’s Accession to the WTO/GPA: The e-Procurement Issues”, Conference presentation, Global Government Procurement Conference, Dongbei University of Finance & Economics, Dalian China, 22nd August 2014;
  • “Development of a framework for the implementation of Green public procurement in Nigeria,” [2013] 6 (1) International Journal of Procurement Management, 1-23, 10.1504/IJPM.2013.050601 (with T. Akenroye & R. Oyegoke);
  • “Procurement Design and Management for efficient outputs”, Presentation at Business Law Academy Workshop on Public Procurement in Nigeria, 6th- 8th September 2013, Lagos State, Nigeria;
  • “E-Auctions in EU Procurement: Reflections on the E-Auction Rules from the United Kingdom”, [2012] 21 (1) Public Procurement Law Review 21;
  • “E-auctions in Regulated Procurement – Operations and Outcomes”, Paper presented at the Public Procurement Research Group Seminar Series, University of Nottingham, 22nd November 2012;
  • “Regulation of E-Auctions in the US Federal Procurement System: Lessons from the E-Auction Rules in the United Kingdom”, Paper presented at the 5th IPPC Conference, Seattle, Washington, 19 August 2012, available at http://www.ippa.org/IPPC5/Proceedings/Part11/PAPER11-2.pdf;
  • “Public Procurement Law in Ghana and Nigeria – comparative assessment of the Public Procurement Acts for future reform”, Paper presented at the Public Procurement Regulation in Africa Conference, 25th October 2011;
  • “Electronic Auctions in the EC Procurement Directive and Perspective from UK Law and Practice”, in S. Arrowsmith (ed), Reform of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement Regulation for the 21st Century, (Publisher: Thomson West, 413-453, ISBN: 0314904654 (with S. Arrowsmith);
  • “Intellectual Property Ownership in Sponsored Government Research Contracts”, Paper presented at the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Conference, 23rd October 2009;
  • “Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement through OECD: A review of recent initiatives”, [2009] 18 (3) Public Procurement Law Review 103 (with S. Williams).    

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

  • Gwynedd Council, Pilot Study to assess procurement and resource strategy and facilitate implementation of category management in the Council - £48,000 (2015 – February 2016, part of ICPS team); 
  • Three Counties Procurement Service Full Business Case Study - £31,000 (January – May 2014, part of ICPS team);
  • Procurement Summer School, Welsh Government - £4,000, (July/August 2014, part of ICPS Team);
  • TESLA project INTERREG IVB - €3.8M, (2013- 2015, part of ICPS team);
  • EU/INTERREG Ireland-Wales “Winning in Tendering” project - €3.2M (2011- 2013, part of WIT team);
  • University of Nottingham, International Office, PhD Tuition Scholarship (2005 – 2008, £29,250);
  • PPRG, University of Nottingham, PhD Maintenance Scholarship, - (2005/2008 -£21,600);
  • University of Nottingham, LLM Travel Scholarship – August 2004, £600.

External Collaboration

  • Researcher, UK-China Centre for Public Procurement Law Research Centre;
  • Associate Researcher, the African Public Procurement Regulation Unit, Stellenbosch University, South Africa;
  • Centre for Public Procurement and Public-Private Partnership, Lodz University, Poland;
  • Facilitator, European eProcurement Forum, Czech Republic;
  • Trainer, Public Procurement Research Centre, Bureau of Public Procurement, Abuja, Nigeria;
  • Trainer, Public Procurement Agency, Lagos State, Nigeria

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Partnerships and Company Law;
  • Introduction to Public Procurement Law; and
  • Introduction to International Procurement Law.

Postgraduate

  • National and EU Public Procurement Law;
  • Contract Design and Management;
  • International Procurement Regimes;
  • Sustainable and Social Procurement; and
  • Risk Management in Public Procurement.

PhD Supervision

  • Stephen Clear, “To what extent is judicial review an effective and appropriate mechanism for the resolution of public procurement disputes?” (Lead supervisor);
  • Wenyi Lian, “Making a rule for the entity coverage of WTO/GPA: the issue of Annex iii” (Lead supervisor);
  • Chufan Yang, “Transparency and Disclosure in public-private partnerships: a cross jurisdictional investigation” (Lead supervisor);
  • Monalisa Odibo, “Access to justice through court annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution programmes: a critical assessment of the Multi-Door Courthouse System in Nigeria” (Second supervisor);
  • Tianyi Jiang, “Developing a transfer of rights regime in Chinese Maritime Law – a recognition of the Anglo-American approaches”; (Second supervisor);
  • Abdulkareem Mohammed Ikbal, “Insurance of nuclear installations: towards a legal framework” (Second supervisor).