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Abby Semple
Course Leader at King's College London


Abby Semple, LL.B. (Dub) is a public procurement consultant with over nine years of international experience. She has managed complex 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 Irish Environmental Protection Agency, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Energy.

Abby writes and speaks frequently on procurement topics ( and is the author of one of the first books on the new EU Procurement Directives A Practical Guide to Public Procurement, published by Oxford University Press in 2015.