The framework agreement will be split into seven regional this time with lots of around five firms appointed to each region.
Regions of operation include North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire, London, Southern (east), Southern (west) and Scotland, with around 250 homes being delivered in each lot worth up to £143m.
Firms have until 21 October to complete questionnaires, which are available from the procurement portal.
Drew Smith Group, EG Carter & Co, Galliford Try, ISG Jackson, Keepmoat, Lakehouse Contracts, Mulalley & Company, Rydon Construction, T & A Kernoghan and Willmott Dixon Housing.
Bullock Construction, Cameron Builders, Esh Property Services, Galliford Try Partnerships, H T Forrest, Keepmoat, Seddon Construction, Southdale, Strategic Team Group, Thomas Armstrong (Construction)
CCG (Scotland), City Building (Contracts), Cruden, ISG, Keepmoat, Kier Scotland, Lovell Partnerships, Wates Living Space