Dr Peter Volmink

Dr Peter Volmink

Dr Peter Volmink holds the degrees BA LLB (UCT), LLM in Administrative Law (Duke University) and PhD in public procurement law (Wits Law School).  After practicing at the Cape Bar for a period of time, Peter joined the National Prosecuting Authority as Regional Head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit. Thereafter, he was appointed as General Manager: Legal in Transnet, and became Executive Manager in Supply Chain in Transnet until he left Transnet to rejoin the bar as a fulltime practicing advocate in 2020. He is the founding chairperson of the Administrative Justice Association of South Africa Special Interest Group on Public Procurement, an adjunct professor at the Wits School of Law and a research fellow in the Department of Mercantile Law at Stellenbosch University. Peter has published widely in the area of public procurement law.

Dr George Nwangwu

Dr George Nwangwu has nearly two decades of experience spanning academia, legal practice and consultancy services in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He was a lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law, University of Lagos Nigeria and the University of London (external program). As an international consultant to multilateral institutions, he has been involved with issues in the fields of infrastructure/utilities regulation, infrastructure finance, Project management and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Dr Nwangwu was a DFID/World Bank funded consultant with the Bureau of Public Enterprises where he held the following posts: Environmental Legal Adviser, Infrastructure Legal Adviser, Special Assistant to the Director General of the BPE and finally Head of the Strategy and Multilateral Relations Department.

Dr Nwangwu has also served as PPP Coordinator and Head of the PPP Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria and was also a special adviser to the Hon. Minister of Finance on infrastructure finance and PPPs. Dr Nwangwu has published widely in the field of public private partnerships, with specific focus on regulatory issues. He is the author of the pioneering book, Public Private Partnerships in Nigeria: Managing Risks and Identifying Opportunities, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

Prof Annamaria La Chimia

La Chimia visa photoProf Annamaria La Chimia LLB (La Sapienza, Rome) LLM and PhD (Nottingham) is Professor and Director of the Public Public Research Group at the University of Nottingham. Annamaria co-leads the University’s Rights and Justice Research Priority Area and is the School’s Equality Officer and Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee. She is the Director of the Humanitarian and Development Procurement Unit and of the Procurement and Human Rights Unit within the Public Procurement Research Group. Her research has been funded by prestigious UK Research Councils (including the BA, BA-Leverhulme, AHRC). She has taught at a range of Universities and has acted as expert advisor in the field of procurement for numerous international organizations. She has published extensively in the area of aid effectiveness, development aid procurement and procurement by multilateral and bilateral aid donors. Her work has featured in International and European law reviews and in international edited collections. She is the author of Tied aid and Development Aid Procurement in the framework of EU and WTO Law: the imperative for Change, published by Hart Publishing in 2013, the leading monograph on this topic.

Dr David Wickens

 

Mr David Wickens

Dr David Wickens

Dr David Wickens is a director of an ICT consulting company in Johannesburg, South Africa. His consulting assignments over the last 15 years have been as transaction advisor for the contracting of ICT outsourcing, goods and services in both the private and public sectors. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics from UCT, LLB from UNISA and LLD from North West University (Potchefstroom) (the full dissertation can be accessed here >>).

Dave’s LLD research aimed at clarifying the meaning of cost-effectiveness as an objective of public procurement in general; its meaning and relative priority as a constitutional standard in the South African context; and the efficacy of the South African regulatory framework in the achievement of cost-effectiveness. The primary research question was the extent to which the current regulatory framework for public tender evaluation enables the achievement of cost-effectiveness within the South African context. The study took the form of a comparative analysis between South African regulation and that in the UK being an implementation of the EU directives. The analysis is aimed at identifying the differences between, or the absence or presence of, regulatory constraints on tender evaluation processes and the effect on promoting or frustrating the achievement of cost-effectiveness.

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.

 

Associate Professor Tecle Hagos Bahta

Tecle Hagos Bahta

Tecle Hagos Bahta

Tecle Hagos Bahta (LL.B (AAU (2002)), LL.M in Comparative and European Law (2006), University of Ghent , Belgium, PhD candidate in International Investment arbitration , University of Warwick, UK), is an associate professor of law at the University of Mekelle, Department of Law in Ethiopia. He is also currently teaching at the University of Botswana, Department of Law. He has published several articles in national and international journals in the laws of Arbitration and ADR, Construction law, and Public Procurement laws and regulations. His publications in public procurement laws and regulations in particular are:

 

 

  • The Regulatory Framework for Public Procurement in Ethiopia in Public Procurement Regulation  in Africa, (eds) Geo Quinot and Sue Arrowsmith, CUP, 2013
  • Complaints Review and Remedies under the Federal Government Procurement Law in Ethiopia, 2012 (21) PPLR, Issue 5, 188-203
  • Adjudication and Arbitrability of Government Construction Disputes, 3 Mizan Law Review 1-32 (2009)

Dominic N Dagbanja

Dr Dominic Dagbanja

Dr Dominic Dagbanja

Dr. Dominic N. Dagbanja is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Western Australia Law School. He previously worked at the University of Manchester Law School as a Research Associate and was Lecturer in Law at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration where he taught Contract Management and Legal Environment for Business. He practised law with the corporate and commercial law firm of Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, in Accra, Ghana and  was a Senior Legal Officer at the Public Procurement Authority of Ghana. He has published extensively on international investment law and public procurement law in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. He is also the author of The Law of Public Procurement in Ghana (Lambert Academic Publishing 2011). Dr Dagbanja’s article, The Intersection of Public Procurement Law and Policy and International Investment Law, won the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development-Society of International Economic Law Award for Research in Investment and Development in 2020.

Dr Allison Anthony

Following the successful completion of her pioneering LLM study in the regulation of construction procurement in the public sector, Allison registered in 2016 for a doctoral study to continue her research in this field. In her doctoral dissertation, Allison asked whether a relational understanding of construction procurement in South Africa assists in formulating regulation for this area of public procurement. She successfully completed her study in 2017 and was awarded the doctoral degree in 2018. Allison is currently a senior lecturer in the University of South Africa School of Law. In 2021, she published the first dedicated academic work on construction procurement law in South Africa with Juta & Co.

PAST PROJECTS

LLM PROJECT: CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Student: Ms A Anthony

Supervisor: Prof P Bolton

University: Stellenbosch University

Status: Completed in 2013, the thesis is available here >>

LLD PROJECT: THE LEGAL REGULATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA AS A RELATIONAL CONSTRUCT

Student: Ms A Anthony

Supervisor: Prof P Bolton & Prof G Quinot

University: Stellenbosch University

Status: Completed in 2017, the dissertation is available here >>