Oldham Council and Bolton-based social housing group Regenda are seeking a developer to deliver schemes on six sites in the Limehurst area.
The winning developer would build a mix of homes for sale and private rent. The bidders will be expected to manage the rental properties once completed. The development sites cover a total of six acres. Additional sites may be added at a later date.
The council is offering a five-year development agreement on the sites, which Regenda gained an interest in when it acquired West Pennine Housing Association in 2003. West Pennine had a registered subsidiary, the Limehurst Village Trust, which transferred to West Pennine in 2009.
Applicants have until 13 May to request the PQQ and 22 May to submit their completed forms.
Martin Davies, director of development at Regenda, said: "The development of new housing to diversify tenure will support our neighbourhood 10-year plan to improve the lives of residents on the Limehurst estate."