The Daresbury joint venture is seeking a contractor to deliver £10.3m of development works at enterprise zone Sci-Tech Daresbury in Halton.
Halton Council and developer Langtree plan to deliver a 48,000 sq ft office and lab building.
There will be improvement works to the A558 Daresbury Expressway and Keckwick roundabout and the construction of a further 10,000 sq ft of office space dependent on grant funding.
Sci-Tech Daresbury is a joint venture between Halton Council, Langtree and the Science & Technology Facilities Council. The Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester are all active on the site.
The campus was awarded enterprise zone status in April 2012, allowing occupiers business rate relief, as well as funding for infrastructure and more relaxed planning regulation.