Procurement and contracts

Our highly qualified and professional team are responsible for the development of strategies leading to the effective procurement and contract management of all third party goods, works and services across all of our sites.


We contract with a large number of third party suppliers. We rely on their contribution to achieve our business goals.

Based at Manchester Airport, the Procurement and Contracts Category Management Teams partner with stakeholders and suppliers to fulfil all individual airport and group-wide requirements.

MAG is committed to ensuring that the best results possible are obtained from our expenditure by adopting the appropriate controls and best practice processes to generate demonstrable commercial risk management, value for money and the maximisation of benefits.

For general enquires please contact us at info.procurement@magairports.com.

What we look for in suppliers

Our Preferred Suppliers are those that have been successful in a competitive exercise and subsequently have terms agreed with MAG. These suppliers are identified within our ERP System, known as MAGBuy. Preferred Suppliers are those businesses which:

  • Hold a valid MAG contract
  • Support our corporate values
  • Meet our financial and ethics standards
  • Help us to drive sustainable procurement

MAG is regulated as a Utility under EU Procurement Legislation for Goods, Works and Services. As such, for all contract opportunities valued higher than the current thresholds (see below), MAG will issue a call for competition either via Achilles UVDB or by issuing a contract notice published in the European Journal. All tenders are managed on MAGSource.

Goods Services Works Concessions
£328,353 £328,352 £4,104,394 £4,322,012


Working with suppliers

We work in partnership with our suppliers to add real value to our corporate business goals.

Our Group Procurement and Contracts policy and our sourcing process have been designed to ensure that supplier opportunity is improved and value for money promoted.

MAG Procurement and Contracts are recognised as a premier procurement and contracts service provider in the UK aviation sector.

Supporting documents

Sustainable Procurement

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a high priority at MAG. We have company-wide commitments to sustainability, it is led from the very top of the company and embedded into everything we do. We’ve set ourselves some challenging targets and our suppliers are integral to our success.

As part of our CSR strategy we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our overall value chain. In order to support this aim we have partnered with Ecodesk in order to map our supply chain’s key environmental data. This includes carbon emissions and energy use. Analysis of supplier performance will help us report on our wider supply chain impact as well as looking for ways in which we can collaborate more closely with suppliers to share best practice so that together we can drive positive environmental change.

Related policies and statements

MAG Sustainable Supply Chain Policy
MAG Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
MAG Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement