DAC, or the Disciplinary Action Criteria, was first released in January 1998. DAC is the consensus document that establishes criteria to discipline accredited contractors who violate safety, quality, environmental, and ethical practice standards of performance as is outlined in the DAC standard via the audit program. The DAC also issues warnings to accredited contractors, putting firms on probation, conducting special unannounced audits, and suspending and revoking the accreditation of contractors when critical faults have been reported and verified. We list recent actions taken against QP accredited contractors found to be in violation of the DAC or other program requirements.
Once accredited, each contractor must work within the rules and standards outlined in the program. If the standards are not met, the contractor is subject to the DAC’s penalties: warning, probation, suspension, or revocation.