Doing business with us - tenders and contracts

Resources for suppliers

We participate in a shared procurement service with Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Councils called STAR Procurement. 

STAR Procurement's website is a central resource for supporting STAR councils, some of the partners they work with and their suppliers. There's a suppliers resource area on the website which you can freely access.

 View the suppliers' resource area

What's available in the suppliers' resource area

Key resources available to you in the supplier's area of the STAR website include:

  1. Local Investment - detailing how STAR Procurement is supporting its councils in local investment for low-value contract requirements.
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - a range of FAQs dealing with aspects of tendering with STAR councils.
  3. Social value guidance - this is aimed at supporting suppliers to meet the STAR councils' requirements for social value submissions within requests for quotation or invitations to tender.
  4. Top tips for tendering - a range of tips and advice that will assist you when responding to requests for quotations and invitations to tender.
  5. Modern slavery - guidance on obligations imposed on suppliers by the Modern Slavery Act and expectations from STAR councils.
  6. Links to support suppliers - links to external organisations that may be of interest and should help you as a supplier to the public sector.
  7. Glossary of terms - procurement jargon can be confusing at times. This glossary aims to interpret the more complicated jargon into more understandable language.

About STAR Procurement

STAR Procurement supports its 4 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.

More about STAR Procurement