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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)

Verification Manual

9. Outsourcing7



9.1 The Verification Agency shall have a process by which it describes the conditions under which outsourcing may take place. The Verification Agency shall have a legally enforceable agreement covering the arrangements, including confidentiality and conflict of interests, with each outsourced body.


9.2 Decision-making regarding verifications shall never be outsourced.


9.3 The Verification Agency shall:


9.3.1 take full responsibility for all verifications outsourced to another body


9.3.2 maintain its responsibility for granting a B-BBEE score


9.3.3 ensure that the outsourced body uses individuals who conform to the applicable provisions of this document, including competence, impartiality, confidentiality, and B-BBEE status


9.3.4 ensure that the  outsourced body uses individuals who are not involved, either directly or through any other employer,  with  any  measured  entity  to  be evaluated in such a way that impartiality could be compromised, and


9.3.5 obtain  the  consent  of  the  measured  entity  being  evaluated  to  use  a  given outsourced body.


9.3.6 The Verification Agency shall have documented procedures for the qualifications, monitoring and records of all outsourced bodies used for verifications.


7 See SANAS R47-02 paragraph 13.5