STAR Procurement

Trafford Council operates a shared procurement service with Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside Councils called STAR Procurement. STAR helps its councils (and the organisations they work with) to arrange contracts for any supplies, services or building work that can’t be provided in-house.

The Star Procurement website is the central resource for information about the service, with a specific area for suppliers which includes information about:

  • Local Investment: how STAR Procurement is supporting its councils in local investment for low-value contracts.
  • FAQs: answers to frequently asked questions about tendering for STAR Council opportunities.
  • Social Value guidance: helping Suppliers to meet the STAR councils' requirements for Social Value submissions.
  • Top Tips for Tendering: a range of tips and advice about tendering for STAR council opportunities.
  • Modern Slavery: information on the Modern Slavery Act and whether it applies to your company.
  • Useful Links: links to other website resources.
  • Glossary of terms: a glossary of procurement jargon, terms and abbreviations.

The Chest

Councils supported by STAR Procurement advertise all open quotations and tenders on The Chest – an electronic procurement portal covering public sector organisations across NW England. Registration on The Chest is free and provides access to tenders published by STAR councils and other public sector bodies across the region. STAR Procurement has produced a simple to follow guide to registering on The Chest and accessing tender opportunities.

Contact us

STAR Procurement operates on a Category Management basis, with three key Categories: People, Place and Professional. You can find further information on these categories on the STAR Procurement website. Each category has individual teams to manage procurement across our councils, and we have produced a helpful organisational chart including email addresses and mobile phone numbers.

Alternatively you can contact STAR procurement directly:

By phone

0161 912 1616

By email

By post

STAR Procurement, Trafford Council,  Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road,  Stretford, M32 0TH

Submitting invoices to Trafford Council's Finance Team

To help speed up payments, STAR has worked with the Council's Finance Team to produce a one-page factsheet for suppliers who are not sure about the process of submitting an invoice.