Dr Ama Eyo

Dr Ama Eyo

Dr Ama Eyo

Dr Eyo is a Lecturer in Law and Programme Director for the LLM in Public Procurement Law & Strategy at Bangor University, North Wales, United Kingdom.

Previously a practicing lawyer in Nigeria, Ama is a specialist in public sector procurement with significant  experiences in leading  sustainable and strategic procurement, and process transformation programmes within the central government in the United Kingdom.

Ama has also worked in the  areas of international and national regulation of contemporary procurement issues and techniques. Her doctoral awarded in this area which was completed at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom under financial sponsorship from the University and its Public Procurement Research Group, examined the legal framework and operation of e-auctions tool in the European Union (EU) procurement.  Some findings from that research are published as “Electronic auctions in European Union procurement: Reflections from the United Kingdom” [2012] 1 Public Procurement Law Review 1.

Her other published works include:

  • “Development of a framework for the implementation of green public procurement in Nigeria,”  (with T. Akenroye and A. Oyegoke) [2013] 6 (1) International Journal of Procurement Management 1;
  • Regulation of E-Auctions in the US Federal Procurement System: Lessons from the E-Auction rules in the United Kingdom, available at http://www.ippa.org/IPPC5/Proceedings/Part11/PAPER11-2.pdf
  • “Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement through the OECD: A review of recent initiatives” (2009) 18 (3) Public Procurement Law Review, NA103-113 (with S. Williams-Elegbe);
  • “Electronic auctions in the EC Procurement Directives a Perspective from UK Law and Practice” in S. Arrowsmith (ed), Reform of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement: Procurement Regulation for the 21st Century (West, 2009, Chapter 12) (with S. Arrowsmith).

Her ongoing research focuses on review and benchmarking of Public Procurement reforms in developing countries, with emphasis on exploring factors that militate against the effectiveness of the reform efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.  She explores such factors in a recent paper  on Public Procurement  in Nigeria: Review and Reforms for effectiveness, presented at the Public Procurement: Global Revolution VI Conference,  Nottingham, United Kingdom, in June 2013.

Field of Specialization

International and national regulation of contemporary procurement issues and techniques

Modules Taught

At Bangor University, she teaches a number of modules including:

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


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