Today, ASIS released its newest ANSI standard, Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations.

Developed by an international Technical Committee comprised of members from civil society organizations, as well as PSCs and their clients, this standard provides requirements and guidance for conducting conformity assessment of the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1) Standard. Clients who use the services of PSCs have indicated they will use the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 in their contracting processes, according to an ASIS press release.

“When incorporated into contracts, compliance with the standard becomes enforceable under contract law,” says Christopher Mayer, director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at the U.S. Department of Defense, in the press release. “Aside from direct legal action, the contracting activity can assess penalties, demand redress, withhold payment, and implement other measures to include contract termination to promote compliance and encourage company adherence.”

According to the release, ASIS members are entitled to a single free download of every standard and guideline.