Service Offering – B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice

The Amended Codes of Good Practice (ACOGP) DTIC Scorecard is the most used scorecard in the market for companies that have B-BBEE certificates issued. This scorecard is governed by the Department of Trade and Industry Competition (DTIC). Once a type of scorecard is decided on then the use of specific thresholds are in place to determine if a company is an EME, QSE or Generic enterprise. This is measured by the annual revenue of the company. The thresholds for the DTIC scorecard are as follows:

If revenue is less than R10 million then the company is an EME;

If revenue is between R10 million and R50 million then the company is a QSE;

If revenue exceeds R50 million then the company is a Generic


‘EME’ means an Exempted Micro Enterprise

‘QSE’ means a Qualifying Small Enterprise

‘Generic’ means a Large Enterprise

The following Verification Process is followed when the DTIC Scorecard is used:

Step 1: Planning and Preparation

Complete online enquiry form and select which B-BBEE service is required
Receive an email with a quote from Premier Verification (within 24 hours of submission of enquiry)
Quote agreed, signed, and accepted by the client
Signed quote is returned to Premier Verification (by email) from the client
On receipt of signed quote from the client, Premier Verification will email the Data Verification Pack with details of assigned Verification Analyst and the deposit invoice to the client

Step 2: Analysis

Client to complete the Data Verification Pack. The pack must contain all the data relevant to the B-BBEE verification as this will form the basis of the verification
Submission of Data Verification Pack to the Verification Analyst. Along with the pack, the client must submit the First Phase data documents as prescribed in the data verification pack
Premier Verification Analyst to review the Data Verification Pack. The Verification Analyst will select sampling from that data and create a sampling pack for the client Different documents will be requested as evidence, this will be dependent on what is required in line with the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, and where applicable, the Gazetted Sector Specific Codes
All evidence to be submitted to Premier Verification for review
Only once all the required documents have been received and reviewed will the Verification Analyst schedule the onsite visit

Step 3: Verification

The onsite visit by the Verification Analyst will be held at the companies’ registered address. This is a SANAS requirement and must be held at the address on the CIPC/Company documents
The onsite is where all the Company information will be verified, all interviews will be conducted by the Verification Analyst
Should there be any outstanding documents, they must be submitted to the Verification Analyst before the file is closed out.
Any documents that are outstanding after the file is closed out, will unfortunately be disregarded and the claim will be adjusted to reflect only what has been able to be verified by the Verification Analyst
The verification file will be submitted to the Technical Signatory for review and any Technical Signatory queries are to be cleared

Step 4: Verification Outcome

Premier Verification will issue a verification report and a verification certificate based on the findings of the B-BBEE verification