Procurement opportunities

STaR (Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale Council) Shared Procurement Service issues over 400 procurement tenders each year, presenting an excellent opportunity for local businesses. This includes everything from stationary and construction contracts to the delivery of care services. We can support local businesses to identify and bid for contract opportunities with the STaR councils and other organisations.

Trafford operates electronic tendering utilising Pro Contract (The Chest Link to external page/site) the benefits of which are:

  • Automatic email notification of availability of opportunities direct to companies.
  • Flexibility to receive and submit tender bids, saving time and cost on traditional postal/courier services.
  • Better control and management systems.
  • Increased transparency of decision making.
  • Free registration.

The Council aims to help the development of both profit and not for profit enterprises in the borough. We want to encourage the employment of local labour, offering training wherever possible, and value work with local suppliers.

For further information about STaR (Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale Council) Shared Procurement Service forthcoming procurements, or for assistance in accessing ‘The Chest’ Link to external page/site electronic tendering system, please email the procurement team at or telephone 0161 912 1616.

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