Below are links and useful information to external organisations that we think will be of interest and which will help you as a supplier to the public sector, together with links to other resources that provide relevant information.


  • Star Procurement is a central resource for suppliers wishing to do business with Salford, Trafford, Tameside and Rochdale Councils. Star provides procurement and consultancy services.
  • The Chest is the North West’s Local Authority Procurement Portal. It brings together buyers and suppliers making it easier for businesses to find out about new sources of potential revenue and to grow and develop to the benefit of the local economy.
  • Procontract is an online tendering and contracts portal. Registration is free and your company profile will be immediately available for opportunities managed by over 30,000 buyers from over 400 private, public sector and 3rd sector organisations.
  • The Business Growth Hub is part of the Manchester Growth Company, and is the main business support agency for Greater Manchester. It helps thousands of businesses across the city region to grow, develop and reach their full potential.  They work with ambitious businesses that want to grow their bottom line, boost their profile, and create new business growth. Their aim is to help people to think differently about their business and explore different ways of developing their company.
  • UK Government’s Contract Finder Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies. You can use Contracts Finder to search for contract opportunities across a range of sectors, find out what’s coming up in the future, look up details of previous tenders and contracts.
  • UK Government’s Find a Tender service . Use the Find a Tender service to search and apply for high value contracts above £118,000 in the UK’s public and utilities sectors.
  • The Ultimate Guide To Winning Government Contracts is a website that provides a simple and easy to understand guide to the public procurement process. It’s been designed to help SMEs to ultimately win public sector contracts.  The Guide includes an overview of the public sector marketplace; public procurement procedures and timescales; guidance on finding contracts; guidance on writing bids; guidance on winning contracts.
  • Tracker Intelligence is a one stop shop website, providing one of the most comprehensive databases of UK, European and Global contract notices and awards so you can find and bid for new business.
  • Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported initiative to provide businesses with a way of proving that they have a basic level of cyber security in place to protect their business from security threats and safeguard personal information and data.