"It needs to be made" is familiar, but "it needs be made" never heard of until a moment ago, and that's when @j-r wrote it in a comment. Is it standard or dialect, and if it's standard, is it informal?
- " The overall thrust of this answer might have a little bit of merit, but it needs be made much less dogmatic to be accurate and helpful."
quotes from COCA
2004-ACAD-TheologStud "...of the first spouse from the pagan marriage? The pope ruled that no inquiry need be made into the willingness of the pagan spouse to stay in the marriage,..."
1999-FIC-ChicagoRev "...aren't too exuberant, but rather show moderation in your conduct, no objections need be made to your wishes, " was the reply, and so the Robber..."
1993-SPOK-NPR_ATC "...tattoos on their skin or otherwise. It's not something that one would think need be made public to everyone around them. But what if he, for example..."
Update: need as a modal verb
Needn't = A short form of need not
-You needn't do the washing up.
-We needn't take coats with us.
-Tom needn't come if he doesn't want to.
-Diabetes needn't mean you can't enjoy your food.
-We needn't tidy up until tomorrow.
From Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 3rd ed.