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.

Revitalising Redesdale project - Interpretation & Design services

Revitalising Redesdale ‘Interpreting Our Heritage’ project – Interpretation and Design services

Northumberland National Park Authority, on behalf of Revitalising Redesdale*, are currently out to tender for the provision of Interpretation and Design Consultancy services to deliver: consultation; research; copywriting; design and; subject to sign off, the commissioning, production and installation of an effective and engaging scheme of orientation and interpretation for Redesdale, that gives both visitors and residents a deeper understanding of the area’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

*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.

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 will be noon on the 17th July 2020.

Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted.

Any questions relating to this tender should be made via correspondence on the website



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

Type of contractCurrent providerLength of contractDate to re-tender
InsuranceNFU4 years 30/06/2021
Planning legal servicesNewcastle City Council3 years01/04/2021
Property services Newcastle 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