About Us

Leading transformation through procurement and co-operation

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

Since our inception in 2014, we have consistently helped our Partners realise significant achievements year on year:

 2019 / 2020 & 2020 / 2021 Achievements

 Savings of £36.5m

 On average, social value returns of 25% on awarded contracts

 On average, 3 x Return on Investment

 High spending with local businesses

 £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


Our Business Plan

Our Business Plan for 2021-2024 sets out further how we support our Partners and Customers through five clear and measurable objectives:

  • Delivering Commercially
  • Supporting Communities
  • Build Collaboration
  • Provide Confidence
  • Be Courageous

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.