Dr Ama Eyo
Lecturer in Public Procurement Law; Assistant Head Warden
Phone: +44(0) 1248 383073
Location: Room 103 (Ground Floor), Aethwy, School of Law
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.
- Partnerships and Company Law;
- Introduction to Public Procurement Law; and
- Introduction to International Procurement Law.
- National and EU Public Procurement Law;
- Contract Design and Management;
- International Procurement Regimes;
- Sustainable and Social Procurement; and
- Risk Management in Public Procurement.
- Dr 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), Graduated July 2017;
- Dr Tianyi Jiang, “Developing a transfer of rights regime in Chinese Maritime Law – a recognition of the Anglo-American approaches”; (Second supervisor), Graduated December 2017;
- 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);
- Abdulkareem Mohammed Ikbal, “Insurance of nuclear installations: towards a legal framework” (Second supervisor).
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.
- Towards implementation of sustainable development goals (SDG) in developing nationsAkenroye, TO, Nygård, HM & Eyo, A 2018, 'Towards implementation of sustainable development goals (SDG) in developing nations' International Area Studies Review, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 3-8. DOI: 10.1177/2233865917743357
- Corruption and the Challenge to Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)Eyo, A 2017, 'Corruption and the Challenge to Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP): A Perspective on Africa' European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 253-265. DOI: 10.21552/epppl/2017/3/8
- Evidence on use of Dynamic Purchasing Systems in the United Kingdom (UK)Eyo, A 2017, 'Evidence on use of Dynamic Purchasing Systems in the United Kingdom (UK)' Public Procurement Law Review, vol. 6, pp. 237-248.
- Development of a Framework for the implementation of Green Public Procurement in NigeriaEyo, AB, Eyo, A, Akenroye, T & Oegoke, A 2013, 'Development of a Framework for the implementation of Green Public Procurement in Nigeria' International Journal of Procurement Management, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-23. DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2013.050607
- Electronic Auctions in EU Procurement: Reflections on the Auction Rules from the United KingdomEyo, AB & Eyo, A 2012, 'Electronic Auctions in EU Procurement: Reflections on the Auction Rules from the United Kingdom' Procurement Law Review 1, vol. 21, no. 1.
- Lawyers in the Evolving World of Public Procurement Law.Eyo, AB & Eyo, A 2011, 'Lawyers in the Evolving World of Public Procurement Law.' Paper presented at Welsh Law Schools’ Conference 2011, Gregynog, 3/01/01, .
- Electronic auctions in the EC procurement directives and a perspective from UK law and practice.Eyo, AB, Arrowsmith, A, Eyo, A & Arrowsmith, S (ed.) 2009, Electronic auctions in the EC procurement directives and a perspective from UK law and practice. in Reform of the UNCITRAL model law on procurement: procurement regulation for the 21st century.. 2009 edn, Thomson West, pp. 413-453.
- Fighting corruption in public procurement through the OECD: a review of recent initiatives.Eyo, AB, Williams, S & Eyo, A 2009, 'Fighting corruption in public procurement through the OECD: a review of recent initiatives.' Public Procurement Law Review, vol. 2009, no. 3, pp. 103-113.
- 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.
- 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