The council is looking for a private sector partner to form a local housing to tackle the biggest project the local authority has carried out in recent years.
The plan is develop more than 20 sites covering around 60 ha - the sites are in council ownership and most are ready for development.
Sheffield will post an advertisement for a partner in the Official Journal of the European Union, with the procurement process set to take about 16 months.
The council is organising a Bidders Conference for February 13 where potential bidders can find out more information.
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