Invitation to Tender

Please see below details of Newcastle Cathedral’s open tenders associated with The National Lottery Heritage Fund project, Common Ground in Sacred Space.

Companies are invited to submit a response in accordance with the guidelines in each brief.


Invitation to Tender – UPDATED 5 AUG 2019
Evaluation Consultancy for Capital Works and Activity Plan

Closing Date: Thursday 22 August 2019, 5pm

UPDATED 5 AUGUST 2019 – Following a £4.2m Round 2 award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for our project, ‘Common Ground in Sacred Space’, Newcastle Cathedral wishes to appoint an Evaluation Consultant to develop an evaluation framework, methodology and 4 year evaluation plan for capital works and three years of activities. The role involves working with Cathedral staff in setting up monitoring systems for ongoing evaluation, adding value to the project, for example by focus group work, and a final summative project report which brings together and develops previous annual evaluation reports.


Invitation to Tender – Second Call
Heritage content development and creative design and fit out at Newcastle Cathedral

Closing Date: Monday 19 August 2019, 5pm

Following a £4.2m Round 2 award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for our project, ‘Common Ground in Sacred Space’, Newcastle Cathedral wishes to appoint a company for creative design and fit out services to interpret the Cathedral’s history both inside and in the re-landscaped churchyards. Creative content development will lead to RIBA Stage 4 design in parallel with capital works planned for 2020; interpretation fit out should be completed before the Cathedral’s re-launch, Easter 2021.

Note that this is a second call for invitations to tender following an unsuccessful tender process in June this year. The brief has since been revised to invite a wider field of creative and digital content developers.


Common Ground in Sacred Space Project Brief inviting expressions of interest from contractors for Newcastle Cathedral’s Capital Works: