Thirteen firms have been invited to tender for two lots covering the North and South of England.
Eleven firms have made the shortlist for both regions.
Nine contractors will now be chosen for each framework which lasts for four years and will start early next year.
New names on the shortlists are Bowmer and Kirkland, Galliford Try, Mace and Thomas Vale.
But current incumbents who have missed out this time are Lend Lease, Leadbitter, Rydon and Apollo.
The full shortlist is:
Lot 1 – Sector North Lot 2 – Sector South
Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty
BAM Construction BAM Construction
Bowmer & Kirkland Bowmer & Kirkland
Clugston Galliford Try
Galliford Try Interserve
Shepherd Shepherd Construction Limited
Sir Robert McAlpine Sir Robert McAlpine
Thomas Vale Wates Construction
Wates Willmott Dixon Limited
Willmott Dixon Vinci