Liverpool-based developer Neptune is putting together a series of framework agreements, starting with construction firms, through a public procurement process normally used by local authorities and government agencies.
Neptune construction boss Stephen Osuhor said the move reflected the developer's partnership work with the public sector, who have grant funded or put land into schemes such as Mann Island or New Brighton in the past.
Osuhor said the company had been planning the tender approach for some time as it would help future partnerships with the public sector to have gone through a public procurement process.
The construction agreement could be worth up £150m and will run for five years, containing up to ten contractors.
Further frameworks are planned for consultants and architects. Tenders will be published separately by Neptune in the coming months.
The precise work to be carried out has not been determined yet, pending planning consents and funding approvals. Neptune owns or has options on various development opportunities in Liverpool: the former Windsor Development plot in Baltic Triangle, a site next to the Taskers DIY store in Edge Hill and the so-called Futurist site along one side of Lime Street.