Local Investment

Local-InvestmentMarket Engagement Pledge

STAR Procurement is committed to Market Engagement and will continue to research and understand what is available locally and within Greater Manchester (GM).

STAR Procurement will engage with the local and GM market through a ‘Go Local’ work stream, focussing on future contract opportunities.

STAR Procurement will encourage and enable its commissioners to deliver local opportunities and understand how the local market can reciprocate. 

What is Local Investment?

In accordance with its Market Engagement Pledge, STAR Procurement is reviewing the way in which each STAR Council tenders for low value contract opportunities in its Borough.

Are you interested in contracting with the STAR Councils?

STAR Procurement is currently in the latter stages of preparing a business engagement plan for all our three category areas of spend.  Implementation will begin in September 2018 and will include targeted engagement events and training for businesses that will support future contract opportunities for all our partner Councils.  Details of these events and how to book on them will be posted here at that time.

STAR Procurement is also supporting its Councils with a joint Meet the Buyer event on 22nd November at Rochdale Town Hall.  A dedicated website for this event has been established, providing further information.  Whilst the deadline for arranging a one-to-one appointment with the various Buyer teams has now passed, there will still be opportunities on the day to obtain further information about STAR Council requirements, to attend one of the free workshops being hosted by STAR Procurement and Rochdale Council and to let us undertake a health check of your company's Chest registration.

In the build-up to this Meet the Buyer event, STAR recently hosted three workshops to engage with the local market for specific upcoming tender opportunities.  If you missed the opportunituy to attend and are interested in understanding more about one of these tender opportunites, use our Contact Us form for further enquiries.




Print Management


Friday 09 November 2018

Civil Engineering


Monday 12 November 2018

Voluntary/Community/Social Enterprise


Monday 12 November 2018

Tell us about your company

Are you a supplier based within Greater Manchester and is your company interested in delivering Supplies, Services or Works to one of our Councils?  If 'yes', please complete our Company details form.  We will add your information to our database and use it to inform us when we are publishing future tenders.

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