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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Star Staff Survey Results 2018

How many organisations are brave enough to ask their staff what they really think of the organisation they work for? STAR considers this to be a fundamental barometer of how the organisation is performing and is a key to understanding the level of engagement, motivation and support within its team of talented procurement professionals. We celebrated our 4th birthday last month and conducted our third annual staff survey.

Introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Outline of changes concerning General Data Protection Regulations

#BridgingTheGap - 1st National Social Value Conference

Participation in the first national Social Value Conference organised by the Social Value Portal seeking to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors, SMEs, VCSE and local communities

Meet the buyer 2017

meet the buyer 2017

The future for STAR is bright!

STAR business plan future bright
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Local business support during and beyond Covid-19

View our 10 point plan for supporting local business through the coronavirus outbreak.


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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DN127547: provision of daytime support for adults with social care needs – inclusion on a list of approved day services

Tameside are looking to refresh the list of approved services to: Provide daytime support/activities for people who are eligible for publically funded care and support.

Closing date: 30 November 2020

DN110525: Learning and Development Interventions DPS for AGMA and it’s Associate Members

This Framework Agreement covers the transportation of both children and adults, on various regular scheduled and ad hoc journeys in minicabs, minibuses, Hackney Carriages, tail lift vehicles and multi-purpose vehicles (MPV’s)

Closing date: 08 January 2021

DN233149: Learning and Development Interventions DPS for AGMA and it’s Associate Members

This DPS is being managed by the AGMA Procurement Hub, with Trafford Council as Lead Authority. The DPS will consist of 5 Lots. Please follow the below link for more information.

Closing date: 08 January 2021

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