The chosen design group will be awarded a three-year contract and a budget worth £3.6m over three years.
Split over both services, the council can apportion a £950 000 spend, while the police force will allow a £250 000 spend, each year.
A communications and marketing division will require online campaigns and ‘high-quality colour’ print productions, democratic support services will need ‘immediate turnaround’ reprographics, and service areas will want a mixture of reprographic print and design services for ‘low-specification brochures and pamphlets’.
Northamptonshire County Council says the winning consultancy ‘will provide a responsive service focused on cost-reduction, quality, improved workflows’ and a reduction on environmental impact.
Six groups will be invited to tender on 4 March, after applications close on 25 February.