Northumberland National Park Authority is required by its standing orders to seek tenders before entering into contracts for purchases of more than £25,000. Tenders may also be used in other cases as determined by the National Park Authority.

When invitations to tender, invitations to quote, or lists of potential suppliers are being advertised, details will be given on this page.

Refurbishment of Cawfields Quarry Toilet Block

Northumberland National Park Authority are currently out to tender for the Refurbishment of Cawfields Quarry Toilet Block

The National Park toilet block at Cawfields is set in the site of a former quarry which is now an amenity area which includes a car park and picnic site.

It is proposed to re-configure the toilet provision and provide a new Changing Places standard washroom. It is also intended to provide a new information room and an external canopy area.

The scope of the works is largely internal reconfiguration of an existing structure, with the provision of an external canopy to the north elevation. It is envisaged the works will take around 3 months.

The progress of the works is dependent on the successful approval of a grant bid, without which we will be unable to proceed.

Suppliers that would like to take part in this tender process are invited to “Express Interest” at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nnpa  upon which they will be given access to the full tender documentation delivery through this e-tendering system.

When the tender documents have been made available involved suppliers will receive notification via email and the tender documents can be accessed from the “My Tenders” area of the website and selecting the “View Details” button of this project.

The deadline for submissions of the tender will be 12 noon on the 6th February 2019.


Current long-term contracts between Northumberland National Park Authority and the relevant service providers.

Type of contractCurrent providerLength of contractDate to re-tender
InsuranceNFU4 years01/07/2020
General legal servicesWard Hadaway6 years01/10/2018
Planning legal servicesNewcastle City Council3 years01/04/2021
Property servicesNewcastle City Council3 years01/04/2021
Internal auditNewcastle City Council3 years01/04/2021
Historic buildings and conservation area adviceNorthumberland County Council3 years01/04/2021
Cleaning services (head office)Lees Premier Cleaning5 years05/02/2023
The SillOrion Solutions Ltd.3 years31/07/2020
Human resources adviceNorthumberland County Council3 years01/04/2021
Health & safety advicePeak District National Park Authority6 years01/10/2018
Legal assistance to the monitoring officerNewcastle City Council6 years01/10/2018
Corporate Communications and Marketing SupportFusion PR3 years01/11/2018