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.

Percy’s Cross (Battle of Otterburn) site enhancement scheme

Northumberland National Park Authority are currently seeking tenderers to provide costs and proposals for the enhancement of the amenity area at Percy’s Cross, Otterburn as part of the Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership scheme.

Revitalising Redesdale is a £2.8 million Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, which aims to celebrate, conserve and enhance Redesdale’s rich cultural heritage, landscape and wildlife.

The site is located west of the village of Otterburn in Northumberland near, and possibly on, the site of the famous battle of Otterburn, fought in 1388. The site serves as a car park, picnic area and viewing point and is to be enhanced to create a more attractive place of interest for visitors. The project aims to work with stakeholders to redesign and rebuild the present battlefield visitor area through upgrading and improving access and enabling the site to be presented to visitors in an imaginative way.

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 e-tendering website (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nnpa) and selecting the ‘View Details’ button of this project.

The deadline for submissions of the tender is 12 noon on the 26th February 2021.


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

Type of contractCurrent providerLength of contractDate to re-tender
InsuranceNFU4 years30/06/2021
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