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 by 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

and much more, have a look at our achievements to date!

Our commitment to responsible procurement

Procurement decisions can have major implications and impacts on society, economies, and the environment, both locally and globally, now and for future generations. Companies need to source products and services both responsibly and ethically in order to ensure global sustainable development. We are committed to adopting ethical and responsible values in all our actions and activities.

Our Responsible Procurement  Strategy 2019-2022 sets out our committments and promises to the organisations we work with and their suppliers. In recognition for these commitments, CIPS has awarded us their Corporate Ethics Mark for the last two consecutive years.

CIPS Ethics Mark 19-20

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.