Apply for EME Certificate
EME Certificate Stands for Exempt Micro Enterprise Certificate.
ABC 2 BEE's EME certificates are aimed at Exempt Micro Enterprises. An Exempt Micro Enterprise is any enterprise with an annual total revenue of less than R5 million and a recently incorporated entity that has been in operation for less than one year (Start up enterprise) would qualify as an Exempted Micro Enterprise EME Certificate.
Tourism Industry / Property Industry: Is your annual turnover less than R2.5 million?
Landscape/Architect/Construction Industries: Is your annual turnover less than R1.5 million?
Other Industries: Is your annual turnover less than R5 million?
THEN YOU QUALIFY AS AN EXEMPTED MICRO ENTERPRISE – BEE EME Certificate – no matter what your race.
- In terms of the BEE Code of Conduct, EME's automatically have a BBBEE procurement recognition of 100% and are deemed to have B-BBEE Status of "Level 4 Contributor".
- If an EME is more than 50% black owned, its rating is increased to that of a "Level 3 Contributor" having a BBBEE procurement recognition of 110%.
The Different Sectors:
To qualify for an EME Certificate your annual turnover has to comply with the turnover as determined by your sector/industry:
1) Tourism Industry / Property Industry: Annual turnover less than R2.5 million
2) Landscape/Architect/Construction Industry: Annual turnover less than R1.5 million
3) Other: Annual turnover less than R5 million
Benefits of the EME Certificate?
- 1. Duration of the Certificate: The Certificate is valid for 1 year. A letter is normally valid for a period of 3 months since the letter is dated. Hence, you do not have to get a new letter every 3 months.
- 2. Positioning your Business for Success: If your Client asks for a Certificate, give them an EME Certificate. The Return on Investment is manifold.
- 3. Grow your Brand: Marketing is many times underestimated. The EME Certificate can be used to develop your Brand.
- 4. A BEE EME Certificate will give your business the competitive edge and ensure you comply with the Preferential Procurement policies of corporates and the public sector which require that their suppliers be BEE certified. It will enable you to tender for Government projects and allows your corporate clients to earn Preferential Procurement points on their BEE Scorecard.
If your Net Profit before Tax + Total Labour Costs, is greater than 25% of your Turnover, you qualify as a Value-Adding Supplier.
Requirements for BEE EME Certificates
|Completion of application form|
|Certified copies of ID Documents|
|Confirmation of Annual Turnover|
|Confirmation of % Ownership regarding gender and ethnic group|
|Registration documents (CC or (Pty)Ltd)|
|Proof that the business has a bank account|
|Tax Clearance Certificate|
|Black Ownership Verification Interview OR Affidavit confirming Black Ownership|
|Audited and Signed Off Financial Statements - if not, you will have to do an affidavit|
|Proof of payment|
VERY IMPORTANT: APPLICATIONS FOR EME Certificates RECEIVED AFTER 12 O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON WILL ONLY BE SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING DAY!
REFUNDS: NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SUPPLY ANY OF THE REQUESTED COMPULSORY DOCUMENTATION AFTER YOU HAVE MADE YOUR PAYMENT.