Our website is a central resource for both suppliers who want to do business with the councils that we support, and buyers across our councils looking for advice and access to documentation.

If you are a supplier that either provides or is interested in supplying to our councils, you can find information on tendering, links to our procurement portal, and a range of useful resources in Supplier resources.  You will also be able to submit information about your company with will assist STAR Procurement to support you to do business with our councils and partner organisations.

If you are an employee within one of our councils or partner organisations, please visit our Buyer resources and register for access. Here you will find guidance and template documents that will assist you to tender for supplies, services or works contracts, along with a wealth of information to support your interaction with STAR Procurement.  

STAR Procurement now serves four councils and two CCGs in Greater Manchester, after welcoming Tameside Council in 2018, NHS Trafford CCG in 2019, and NHS Tameside & Glossop CCG in 2020. We continue to grow and collaborate to achieve transformation through procurement and co-operation.

Covid-19 update

STAR remains open during this difficult time. We currently have the resources available to continue to be ‘business as usual’ with our Core Offer and Strategic Work Plans. All non-essential meetings will either take place over the phone or using conference call facilities, or if this is not possible, will be cancelled.

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Meet the Buyer 2020

The four councils participating in the STAR Procurement shared service are coming together again on Wednesday 11 November 2020 for a joint ‘Meet the Buyer’ day.

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Tender opportunities

Home to School Transport

Trafford Council currently have a live Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which expires 31/08/2019. Currently the council are struggling for wheelchair accessible vehicles - if you have wheelchair accessible vehicles and capacity to undertake work for the council please apply for a place on the DPS by searching 'Provision of Social Transport' on the chest.

Closing date: 31 July 2020

Provision of Social Transport (Rounds)

This Framework Agreement covers the transportation of both children and adults, on various regular scheduled and ad hoc journeys in minicabs, minibuses, Hackney Carriages...

Closing date: 31 August 2020

Learning and Development Interventions DPS for AGMA and it’s Associate Members

Trafford Council is prepared to receive applications to be included on a Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS) relating to the provision of Learning and Development Interventions...

Closing date: 08 January 2021

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