Potential bidders are being asked to express interest in a £120 million school building programme by Worcestershire County Council.
The authority published the legal notice for its Building Schools for the Future scheme, which will see nine schools built throughout the county.
It was published in the Official Journal of European Union notice and potential bidders need to respond by May 4 this year.
The council recently secured approval for its Outline Business Case from Partnerships for Schools. This justifies the scheme financially and economically.
Colin Weeden, BSF programme director for Worcestershire County Council, said: “This is an exciting stage in our BSF project. The publication of the OJEU means the procurement process is now officially under way.
“We are delighted to be keeping the momentum going for this innovative programme of work and are looking forward to receiving plenty of interest from organisations potentially involved in our transformational programme to improve educational opportunities for young people in Wyre Forest.”
The BSF investment is designed to help transform education inside and outside the classroom across the county.