Biography

Abby Semple is a public procurement consultant with international experience and a strong track record of delivering innovative projects. She has managed tenders on behalf of public sector clients in Ireland and the UK, and worked on the development of procurement guidance and policy at EU and international level. Abby holds a law degree from Trinity College Dublin and a postgraduate qualification in public procurement from the Institute of Public Administration.

Her areas of expertise include the EU procurement directives, green and socially responsible procurement, life-cycle costing, framework agreements, contract design and negotiation and supplier engagement. She has developed criteria, tender documents, guidance and training materials on behalf of a number of authorities at local, national and international level, including the European Commission, Irish Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Energy. Abby writes and speaks frequently on procurement topics and is the author of A Practical Guide to Public Procurement, published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

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Areas of Practice

Local Government