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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. 

Open Tenders

1. Expression of Interest for the Database of Preferred Service Providers for the Supply and Delivery of Various Tools / Equipment / Production Input for the Informal Business Support Programme, closing on 13 September 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download bid document here

2. Repairs, refurbishment and additions to Zanyokhwe Production Site in Keiskammahoek, closing 13 September 2021 at 12h00 midday.  Download the tender documents here 

Update: See Excel BillDownload Fin Drain Details and Drawings of the Structure here. Download Bid Opening Register here. 

3. Expression of Interest for the Database of Preferred Service Providers for the Supply and Delivery of Various Tools / Equipment / Production Input for the Informal Business Support Programme, closing on 13 September 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download bid document here


4. Appointment of the Following Professional Service Providers to Provide the Required Services for the Phase 2 of the Design, Procurement and Documentation, Execution, Monitoring and Closure of the Refurbishment of the Eastern Cape Film Hub at 33 Church Street, East London, closing on 08 September 2021 at 14h00. Download bid document here. This bid has an Addendum, view here.


5. Call for Expression of Interest Bids on Triple Net Long-Term Development Leases on Strategic Investment Property. Closing 13 September 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download the information packs for the eight properties here​. View bid terms of reference here.

6. Panel of Professional Consultant Services for Strategy and Business Planning, Modelling, Foresight and Senario Planning for a Period of Three (3) Years, closing on 25 October 2021 at 12h00. Download bid document here. 

7. Panel for Organisational Development, Design and Implementation, Culture Assessment and Change Management for a Period of Three (3) Years, closing on 25 October 2021 at 12h00. Download bid document here. 

closed Tenders

1.Upgrade and Maintenance of the Existing MPLS Network Including Secure Internet Access, Converged Voice, Data and Video Services at ECDC for a Period of (3) Three Years, closing on 17 August 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download the tender document here.

Update: See Questions and Answers

2. Provision of Professional Event Management, Logistical Support Services, Hosting of the Eastern Cape Hybrid Export Symposium and Exhibitions for a Period of (3) Three Years, closing on 17 August 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download the tender document here. 

3. Leasing of Laptops to ECDC for a Period of 36 Months, closing on 19 April 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download tender document here

Update: See the Bid Opening Register

4. Bid Opening register for Provision of Professional Services for Mnqumashe Abatooir in Butterworth. Download Opening Register.

Update: See the Bid Opening Register

5. Bid Opening register for Construction of Informal Trade Infrastructure Phase 1 at Emaxesibeni (Mount Ayliff) in Umzimvubu Local Municipality. Download Opening Register.

6. Provision of Server and Storage Infrastructure Upgrade, closing on 06 April 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download the tender document here.  See the Draft Service Level Agreement for the tender.

Update: See Questions and Answers Questions and Answers 2   

7. Network Strengthening and Refurbishment of Electrical Infrastructure at Ebden Substation in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, closing on 29 March 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download the tender documents here.

Update: See Questions and Answers Bid Opening Register

8. Refurbishment of Alicedale Bulk Gravity Sewers in Makana Local Municipality Phase 2
Update: See the Bid Opening Register

9. Construction of Mbodla Heritage Village in Ngqushwa Municipality, closing on 25 March 2021 at 12h00, midday. Download the tender document here.

Update: See Questions and Answers 

10. Provision of Professional Services for the Augmentation of Wastewater Treatment Works in Dimbaza Township, closing on 29 March 2021 at 12h00, midday. Download the tender document here

Update: See Questions and Answers Bid Opening Register

11. Dimbaza Industrial Park Electrical Supply, closing on 09 April 2021 at 12h00 midday. Download the tender documents here

Update: See Questions and Answers Questions and Answers 2 Opening Register Addendum Bid Opening Register

12. Panel for the Provision of Debt Collection Services for a Period of 36 Months, closing on 04 June 2021 at 12h00, midday. Download the bid document here. 

Update: See Bid Opening Register

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