Last updated 5 August 2021
We participate in a shared procurement service with Rochdale, Tameside and Trafford councils called STAR Procurement.
STAR Procurement supports its councils with a broad range of procurement services for supplies, services or works contracts that are not provided or delivered in-house by the council.
The STAR Procurement website is a central resource for supporting STAR councils, some of the partners they work with and their suppliers.
You can find information on bidding for contracts advertised by STAR councils and the partner organisations that they support in the suppliers resource area.
Councils supported by STAR Procurement advertise all open quotations and tenders on The Chest. This is an electronic procurement portal and provides access to tenders published by STAR Councils and other public sector bodies across North West England. Registration is free.
STAR Procurement has produced a simple guide to registering on The Chest and accessing tender opportunities.
Working with us
Our finance team have produced a one-page factsheet (PDF 76Kb), in conjunction with STAR Procurement, explaining how best to interact with us when sending invoices for payment.
It's important to note that we have a 'no purchase order, no payment' policy. If you supply goods or services to the council you must ensure you are provided with a valid purchase order number. This will ensure a speedier payment process for suppliers who are unsure about the rules for submitting invoices.
Contacting Star Procurement
STAR Procurement have three specialist teams: people, place and professional. The teams manage these categories across the STAR Councils. For a full list of all team members and their contact details, view the organisational chart.