County fills contract compliance position

In keeping with the objectives of Beaufort County Council, County Administrator Gary Kubic recently hired the County’s first Procurement and Contract Compliance Officer.

Monica Spells, a Columbia native, accepted the offer on February 21, 2011 and is responsible for monitoring, reviewing and analyzing County contracts to determine if projects are in compliance with County polices and requirements.

Kubic said Spells will also help his administration develop a plan for small and minority business participation in County contracts.  “Monica is a highly qualified addition who will strengthen the County’s team. This has been a goal of County Council for some time and we are expecting good things.”

Spells has 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors with training and develop-ment programs and contract administration. She worked most recently at a construction and professional services firm in Columbia, where she served as the Operations Manager and Construction Contract Administrator for projects with the Charleston County School District, the Richland County Recreation Commission, South Carolina State University, the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority and the City of Columbia. She also worked on compliance issues for the Beaufort County School District by assisting with business outreach initiatives for the district’s capital improvements program.

Spells has a Bachelor of Arts degree in United States History from College of Charleston and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the National Contract Management Association, the National Association of Women in Construction, and The South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials.


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