Selden said the airport plans this spring and summer to put out for bid about a dozen contracts for airport shops and restaurants.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said late last year that she planned to rebid airport concessions contracts in 2019, starting over on the procurement process.
The contracting process for airport shops, initially started in 2017, has been on hold for more than a year because of the federal corruption investigation into Atlanta City Hall.
Bottoms said she wanted to address questions about the integrity of the city’s procurement process before the city took action on contracts worth millions of dollars in revenue.
The city has been working on reforms in contracting, including the recent launch of an e-procurement process and an independent procurement review office.
On Tuesday, as the airport prepares for rebidding, Selden told concessionaires interested in the contracts that it's a day "I've been waiting for since my first day here. I know there's a lot of you out here today that have been waiting a lot longer."
Selden took the helm of the airport last year, when the contracting for new airport shops and restaurants had already been on hold for months.