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Engagement/Tender Letter

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A Tender Letter will be issued automatically at the start of the engagement process and is valid for a 3 month period, which is the time within which the verification should be completed even if there are delays. Tender letters may, unfortunately, not be re-issued upon expiry thereof. Please contact your local office should you have further queries regarding a tender letter.

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Do you wish to use the Empowerdex logo?

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The use of Empowerdex Branding

Once verified, a company may only use the Empowerdex Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark logo, when referring to its verification status once it has obtained the written consent of Empowerdex.  Please consult the Standard Terms and Conditions of verifications for the terms of utilising the logo.  It should be noted that use of the Certified Empowerment Contributor logo must be followed by the actual verified status achieved by the company, i.e. ‘Empowerdex Level Four verified’ and NOT simply ‘Empowerdex verified’.  A company may not make use of the Empowerdex branding logo without permission in writing, from Empowerdex.

Certified Empowerment Contributor Trademark logo

The Certified Empowerment Contributor is a trademark which may ONLY be used by companies that have been rated by Empowerdex, South Africa's leading verification agency.

The introduction of the Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark is intended to enhance the credibility of your company's BEE status by allowing you the privilege of proudly displaying this token of your company’s commitment to BEE.

Companies that have been rated by Empowerdex and wish to exhibit the Certified Empowerment Contributor status, may use the trademark on corporate stationery, marketing materials and websites.

Who should use the Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark?

An Empowerdex verified company with a B-BBEE contributor status above a level 5, according to the DTI Codes of Good Practice.

Are there any costs involved?

Any company that meets the licensing criteria will be permitted to utilise the Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark for FREE.

How do I get to use the Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark?

If you are already rated by Empowerdex and have a contributor status above level 5, please contact our offices on 011 883 8548 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to license the use of the trademark.

Illegal use of both the Empowerdex logo and the Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark will be dealt with as per our internal policies.

 

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Contact Us

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  • Empowerdex Johannesburg
  • Empowerdex Cape Town
  • Empowerdex Durban
  • Empowerdex Pretoria

1st Floor, Building 3, 
Inanda Greens Business Park, 
54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, 
Sandton
2196

Tel: 011 883 8548
Fax: 011 326 7803
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postal Address:
Postnet Suite #273
Private Bag X26
Sunninghill
2157

SANAS Accreditation BVA 030

14th Floor, Metlife Centre
7 Walter Sisulu Road (former Coen Steytler Avenue)
Cape Town
8001

Tel: 021 419 5130
Fax: 021 419 5131

Regional Manager: Nazeem Allie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SANAS Accreditation BVA 141

Unit 10, The Centenary (Quadrant 1)
30 Meridian Drive
New Town
Umhlanga
4320

Tel: 031 566 1938
Fax: 031 566 4621

Regional Manager: Ashkar Rambully This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SANAS Accreditation BVA 142

Unit 1, First floor
Cambridge Park
5 Bauhinia Street
Highveld Techno Park

Tel: 012 665 2078
Fax: 012 665 0647

Regional Manager: Linda Ndamase This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SANAS Accreditation BVA 101

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Appeals and Complaints

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Appeals of verification decision

The Verified Entity has the opportunity to appeal the findings in their report. This can be done within five days of receiving the preliminary Verification Report. The appeal needs to be in writing, addressed to the Verifications Manager in charge, and will be resolved or addressed, as per the company policy on appeals, within 30 days of receipt.
An appeals process is a review of already available evidence and not new evidence, the intention is that the person appealing against a score and that another person would reach another decision with the same set of evidence.

 

Complaints

The Verified Entity has the opportunity to complain about any aspect of service delivery. This may be done at any stage during the verifications process, and the complaint needs to be in writing, addressed to the Manager, Client Services. Empowerdex will endeavor to resolve all complaints within a reasonable time as per the company policy on complaints, which is no later than within 30 days of receipt.

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PAIA

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Disclaimer and Impartiality

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Disclaimer:

Every effort has been made by Empowerdex to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this web site. Therefore Empowerdex, it agents, affiliates and employees make no warranties with regards to the performance of this web site and the information and images contained in it.

Accordingly, any visitor to this web site renders Empowerdex harmless against all and any loss, liability, actions, proceedings, costs, demands and damages of every kind, (including direct, indirect, special or consequential damages) as a result of use on this web site.

Impartiality policy:

Impartiality and objectivity are the fundamentals of effective and consistent BEE verification. Empowerdex therefore adopts a policy that ensures impartiality in all of the company’s activities and relationships.This policy compels Empowerdex’s directors, managers and staff to undertake their company associated responsibilities with diligence, accuracy and professionalism; and that they comply with the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness. Any person representing the company in any capacity must avoid ethical, legal, financial, or any other actual or apparent conflicts of interest and ensure that their personal activities and interests do not conflict with their obligations to the company, its stakeholders or its welfare in general. Empowerdex is furthermore committed to identifying, managing and resolving any threats to impartiality that may arise from its activities.

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Copyright Statement

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All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Empowerdex.

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FAQs

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1. What is the definition of Black Economic Empowerment?

“Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a program launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of Apartheid by giving previously disadvantaged groups (black Africans,ColouredsIndians and Chinese (declared to be Black in June 2008[1]) who are SA citizens) economic opportunities previously not available to them. It includes measures such as Employment Equity, skills development, ownership, management, socio-economic development and preferential procurement.” To read more go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Economic_Empowerment

2. How do I apply for an Empowerdex Rating?

In order to apply for an Empowerdex rating, please feel free to call your local office to get more details.

Your local Client Relations Manager will assist, and provide you with the necessary information you might require. We will want to know which bracket your organisation falls into below, in order to process or assist you with your application for a rating:

  • Exempted Micro Enterprise (EME): annual turnover under R10 million per annum
  • Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE): annual turnover R10 million to R50 million per annum
  • Generic Enterprise: annual turnover of R50 million and above

Once we are able to determine which bracket your organisation falls into, we can send you the relevant application pack in order for you to proceed with your rating. This application pack is filled with information on the next steps and how to go about your rating with Empowerdex. Please contact your local office to proceed with your rating.

3. What does it cost to get rated?

The cost of the verification will be dependent on the complexity of the ownership structure, the number of employees, procurement budget, and number of operating entities. Please contact your local office to assist you further

4. What are the various rating scores that can be achieved and what status does this relate to (the below relates to the amended CoGP 2013)?

EMPOWERDEX

CONTRIBUTION LEVEL

QUALIFICATION

2013 Codes

QUALIFICATION

2007 Codes

PROCUREMENT RECOGNITION LEVEL

AAA+

Level One Contributor

≥ 100 points on the Scorecard

 ≥ 100 points on the Scorecard

135.00%

AAA

Level Two Contributor

≥ 95 But < 100 points on the Scorecard

 ≥ 85 but < 100 

125.00%

AA

Level Three Contributor

≥ 90 But < 95 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥75 but <85

110.00%

A

Level Four Contributor

≥ 80 But < 90 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥ 65 but < 75

100.00%

BBB

Level Five Contributor

≥ 75 But < 80 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥ 55 but < 65

80.00%

BB

Level Six Contributor

≥ 70 But < 75 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥45 but <55

60.00%

B

Level Seven Contributor

≥ 55 But < 70 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥40 but < 45

50.00%

C

Level Eight Contributor

≥ 40 But < 55 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥ 30 but < 40

10.00%

D

Non-Compliant Contributor

< 40 points on the  Scorecard

 < 30 points on the  Scorecard

0.00%

5. What is the rating process – how does it work?

The rating process; which is in line with methodology outlined by SANAS and the Dti. Click here to see an explanation.

6. How can I get an Engagement/Tender letter?

A Tender Letter will be issued automatically at the start of the engagement process and is valid for a 3 month period, which is the time within which the verification should be completed even if there are delays. Tender letters may, unfortunately, not be re-issued upon expiry thereof. Please contact you local office should you wish to find out more.

7. What are the different types of ratings Empowerdex offers?

Our B-BBEE services include the full range of ratings, advisory, training, assurance services and research. 

8. Is Empowerdex SANAS accredited?

Yes. SANAS

9. How do I learn more about BEE, the rating process and the Codes of Good Practice?

Empowerdex’s training programmes are designed to ensure clients are thoroughly informed of the latest BEE requirements so that companies and organisations are fully equipped to implement and manage sustainable B-BBEE strategies and practices. 

Our courses are continually updated so that companies can apply B-BBEE strategies with confidence of achieving their maximum potential ratings. 

We offer an introductory online BEE course as well as an advanced training option; the Certified Empowerment Technician (CET) course. This training workshop is suitable for industry consultants, clients handling their BEE policies, HR managers, transformation champions, CFOs, business owners and anyone who deals with BEE in some capacity within their organisation. For details on BEE training, click here.

10. I would like to use Empowerdex’s logo on my website or documents, in order to show we are Empowerdex rated – who do I contact?

Once verified, a company may only use the Empowerdex Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark logo, when referring to its verification status once it has obtained the written consent of Empowerdex.  The use of the Empowerdex logo is not permissible. Please consult our Standard Terms and Conditions of verifications, for the terms of utilising the Certified Empowerment Contributor logo.  It should be noted that use of the logo must be followed by the actual verified status achieved by the company, i.e.: ‘Empowerdex Level Four verified’ and NOT simply ‘Empowerdex verified’.  A company may not make use of the Empowerdex branding logo without permission in writing, from Empowerdex. Contact us on (011) 883 8548 for more details.

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