About us

Leading transformation through procurement and co-operation

At STAR, our purpose is to provide a high quality procurement and consultancy service that delivers real and tangible transformation and improvements for the organisations we work with through our Responsible Procurement Strategy, adopting a Category Management model, behaving in an ethical and responsible way, and championing social value.

Since we started, six years ago, our Partners have realised:

  • Savings of £30.4m
  • Social value returns of 35% on awarded contracts
  • On average, 4 x Return on Investment

and much more, some of our other achievements to date are:

  • 30% increase in local spend over 2 years
  • £1.2bn of influenced spend per annum
  • 1st Local Government Procurement team to achieve CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark
  • Quality Management System in operation
  • Robust spend data driving compliance

 Contact us if you'd like a copy of our achievements flyer.

 Our business plan

Our Business Plan for 2017-2020 sets out further how the organisations we work with will be supported by us through five clear and measurable objectives - which in turn are supported by a detailed and challenging annual delivery plan:

  • Commercial
  • Communities
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance
  • Champions

Our partners

Our partners include Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Councils, as well as NHS Tameside & Glossop, and NHS Trafford CCGs, who govern STAR through a Joint Committee.