Obtaining a BEE certificate is not hard as long as you become familiar with all the required documentation for the BEE registration. The entire process will not last more than a month if you gather all the required evidence and make no mistakes. Make sure that you become familiar with the possible statuses you might be given too. There are three different statuses – EME, QSE and GENERIC.
What the QSE status is trying to tell you
QSE stands for Qualifying Small Enterprise. This status is given to medium and relatively large businesses. While the BEE certification is given to companies willing to conduct business with the government, this second status can underline your actual financial revenue.
The QSE status defines companies whose annual revenue is higher than 5 million. However, it should not exceed 35 million. In order to determine your status, the BEE representatives will perform a local audit and a site verification. However, most of the proof comes from the paperwork you are supposed to submit. Take your time and avoid making any mistakes because any small issue can delay the certification.
It might be a good idea to learn about other terms and factors that can influence the final score too.