Market 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. We are trialling this initiative in Rochdale, before rolling-out across Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
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 to be held on 22nd November at Rochdale Town Hall. A dedicated website for this event has been established and suppliers local to Greater Manchester are encouraged to book appointments with the relevant STAR Category Managers and other local public sector bodies which will be represented at this event.
In the build-up to this event and on the day itself, STAR will be hosting workshops covering a range of tendering skills and collaborative working arrangements to support local companies to be more successful when tendering in the public sector. STAR will also be hosting contract-specific workshops to engage with the local market on a number of upcoming tender opportunities.
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.