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The Human Capital (HC) department provides integrated human capital solutions to ECDC staff and the Board of Directors putting emphasis on key drivers of change



  • Re-engineer, align human capital function and organisational structure with corporate strategy and business goals to ensure value-add and excellent human capital service delivery.

  • Build internal excellence – human capital capability by driving initiatives to build effective managerial leadership, equip itself with cutting-edge technology, thought leadership and information.


Human Capital function is governed by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) with 13 National HR standard elements to be adhered to and audited:

  • Strategic HC Management – systematic approach to develop and implement HCM strategies, policies and plans aligned to the organisational strategy to enable ECDC to achieve its objectives.

  • Talent Management – proactive design and implementation of an integrated talent-driven organisational strategy directed to attracting, deploying, developing, retaining and optimizing workforce plan to ensure a sustainable organisation.

  • HC Risk Management – systematic approach to identify and address people factors that can either have a positive or negative effect on the realization of the organisational objectives.

  • Workforce Planning will set out necessary actions to have the right people in the right places at the right time.

  • Learning and Development – provision of occupationally directed and other learning activities to enhance the knowledge, practical skills, workplace experience and behavior of individuals and teams based on requirement for optimal organisational performance and sustainability.

  • Performance Management – planned process of directing, developing, supporting, aligning and improving individual and team performance in enabling the sustained achievement of organisational objectives.

  • Reward and Recognition – strategy and system that enables ECDC to offer fair, appropriate level of pay and benefits to recognise staff contribution to the achievement of agreed deliverables aligned to organisational objectives and values.

  • Employee Wellness – strategy to ensure a safe, healthy work and social environment is created and maintained to enhance individual optimal performance while meeting all healthy and safety legislative requirements in support of the achievement of organisational objectives.

  • Employee Relations – management of individual and collective relationships at ECDC through the implementation of good practices that enable the achievement of organisational objectives compliant with legislative framework and socio-economic conditions.

  • Organisational Development – planned systematic change process to continually improve an organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency by utilizing diagnostic data, designing, implementing appropriate solutions and interventions to measurably enable the organisation to optimize its purpose and strategy.

  • HC Service Delivery – an influencing and partnering approach in the provision of HC services meeting the needs of the organisation, its managers and employees which enables delivery of organisational goals and targets.

  • HC Technology – effective utilization of technological applications and platforms that makes information real- time, accessible and accurate, providing HC and line management with the knowledge and intelligence required and effectiveness in other HR services.

  • HC Measurement – continuous process of gathering, analysing, interpreting, evaluating and presenting quantitative and qualitative data to measure, align and benchmark the impact of HC practices on organisational objectives, including facilitating internal and external auditing of HC policies, processes, practices and outcomes


Integrity to its clients who it identifies as ECDC staff in all offices, potential employees and retired members of staff.



For more information:

Human Resource Manager

Telephone: +27(0) 43 704 5600



The Eastern Cape Development Corporation does not endorse or tolerate any fraud, bribery/corruption or job selling. Please report such instances to the Toll-free Tip-off number: 0800 116 655. The ECDC does not accept unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms, and will consequently not be held liable for payment of placement and/or searching fees.


Supply Chain Management

Prospective suppliers who wish to pursue opportunities within the Eastern Cape Development Corporation are encouraged to self-register on the Central Supplier Database National Treasury’s Central Supply Database.

The Central Supplier Database is a database of organisations, institutions and individuals who can provide goods and services to government.

The CSD is government’s single source of key supplier information and provides consolidated, accurate, up-to-date, complete and verified supplier information to procuring organs of state.

This self-registration application represents an expression of interest from the supplier to conduct business with the South African government. Once submitted, your details will be assessed for inclusion on the Central Supplier Database.

ECDC's Procurement Policy

  • For purchases under R50,000 three quotations are required.

  • Purchases over R50,000 are referred to ECDC’s Procurement Committee which comprises executive management and which meets every alternative Monday morning.

  • On selection of a supplier an order will be issued.

In determining the services providers to use, the corporation administers a structured approach with points awarded for various criteria. Criteria that come under consideration are:

  • Participation of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDls)

  • Resident in the province

  • Cost

  • Skills, experience and expertise

  • Turnaround time.

ECDC Payment Process


  • To ensure prompt payment for goods and services rendered, it is imperative that all suppliers’ supporting documentation makes reference to a valid ECDC order.

  • Suppliers should always request from ECDC staff a valid order before commencing any work.

  • The only exception to the aforementioned will be in cases of emergencies.

  • In such instances suppliers must ensure that a valid order is obtained from the relevant ECDC staff member during the course of the next working day.

  • The unit does not process invoices without an order number.

Payment Process

  • When goods arrive or services are rendered the relevant manager signs that they have been satisfactorily received.

  • The invoice and order are then submitted to the Finance Unit to authorise payment.

  • The Finance Unit endeavors to issue cheques and effect payments for SMEs within three working days after receipt by the unit of all required documentation viz: invoice, order number and approval by unit head.

  • Non-SMEs are paid in accordance with normal accepted business practise or according to negotiated terms.

  • Suppliers should appreciate that although the unit endeavours to affect prompt payment, invoices and suppliers’ claims are often submitted to the regional offices where the service was rendered.

  • Time should be allowed for these documents to be forwarded to the unit at Head Office

  • The preferred payment method is electronic transfer. Suppliers are requested to supply their banking details on correspondence. This will ensure a prompt payment process.


Below are open tenders. Download the Reference Point Claim Form (SBD 6.1) here. 

NB: Bidders should send an email to ECDC Procurement at to register their interest in submitting a bid stating the following:

  • Bid Number

  • Name of the Bidder

  • Contact Person

  • Contact Details

Open Tenders

There are currently no open tenders