Manchester Airports Group will spend between £190m and £250m over the next eight years on airfield works across its portfolio of airports at Manchester, East Midlands, London Stansted and Bournemouth.
The organisation has invited large contractors with turnovers in excess of £100m to compete for a place on a new framework.
All the work will be delivered under airside restrictions of access and security.
MAG airports are used by 42m passengers and handle 600,000 tonnes of air freight every year.
The framework will be used to meet the needs of the MAG “rolling capital programme in order to satisfy its regulatory compliance and growth obligations.”
MAG is at the start of a 10-year £1bn capital investment programme to transform Manchester Airport and position the airport as a global gateway.
Some of the items of work to be covered in the airfield packages are asbestos removal, demolition and site clearance, new taxiways, new plane stands, lighting, fencing and earthworks.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 4 April.