Supplying Northern Lighthouse Board

We purchase a diverse range of goods, works and services and advertise our requirements in line with EU and UK Procurement legislation.

Please view our Buyer Profile, to see all opportunities and our procurement policies, including relevant documents together with our contact details.

Our Buyer profile is continually updated and notices published here are also published within the supplement to OJEU (depending upon values), in Contracts Finder, Government Opportunities, and Public Contracts Scotland.


pole star ship

After more than 20 years of service, NLV POLE STAR is nearing end of life and NLB has embarked upon a project to replace the vessel. With a target in-service date of September 2024, through technological innovation, the new vessel will meet the ambitious environmental targets set out in the UK Government Clean Maritime Plan, whilst future-proofing NLB’s ability to deliver its vital safety services over the next 25 years. The vessel will incorporate contemporary ‘green’ hybrid energy systems and will be designed to be upgradeable through-life to accommodate emerging power technologies.  The vessel will also provide improved sea keeping and heavy weather performance over its predecessor and therefore be able to deliver more effective response to wrecks and new navigational dangers as well as routine operational tasking.

Vessel Replacement Project Industry Day 

On 26 February 2021, we held an Industry Day for shipyards and industry supply chain bodies to find out more about the requirement, the intended timeline and the procurement process for a replacement vessel.

You can watch a recording of the event on our YouTube channel or click on the image below.

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All presentations from the Industry Day are available to download 

Welcome and Background, Mike Bullock

The Requirement, Phil Day

Hull Design & Performance, Lars Nedergaard Hojris

General Arrangement & Technical Specification, Kristian Holten Moller

The Programme, Julie-Anne Humphreys

Presentation Transcript from DfT, Paul Rodgers

Procurement Route to Market, Colin Brolly & Steven Carvel

Closing Address, Mike Bullock

Technical and Commercial Q&A follow-up sessions

Following the Industry Day we invite you to attend our virtual Technical and Commercial Q&A follow-up sessions. Find out more here.