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2015 Lawn Care Contracts

It’s 2015 and another lawn care maintenance season is just around the corner.

Though most of the country is still enjoying winter weather, many government agencies and large businesses are already thinking about securing lawn care companies to service their landscaping needs for the upcoming spring and summer mowing seasons. Contracts are often prepared during January and February. The first mowing schedule of these contracts often takes place in March.

So, what does this mean for your lawn care company? Well, it means that you should be bidding on these contracts right now. Successful bidding of a lawn care contract requires skills in estimating and negotiation. It also requires a smart business owner who knows how to read a Request-For-Bids. Pitfalls and loopholes in contracts can cost you thousands of dollars if you misunderstand the wording of the lawn care contract.

Our company has bid many contracts. From standard residential lawn care contracts to large multi-year government mowing contracts, we have become adept at successfully bidding contracts. We have add this knowledge to a special section in our Lawn Care Business program that deals specifically with bidding lawn care contracts. If you want to take your lawn care business to the next level, look at our Lawn Care Business program by clicking here:

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How To Bid (and Win) Lawn Care and Lawn Mowing Contracts

Remember that lawn care contract you bid on way back in January of this year? If you lost the contract because you were not the lowest bidder, there is hope that you can still win the contract.

Many contracting agencies follow a “lowest bidder first” rule when awarding lawn care contacts. This means that the lowest bidder will be awarded the contract irrespective of higher bidders’ experience levels. Though the lowest bidder might lack equipment, personel, or experience, they will be allowed to attempt to successfully complete the contract.

If the winning bidder is not able to competently perform the work, the contracting agency will, likely, cancel the contract due to non-performance and will contact the next highest bidder to see if that company wants to complete the remainder of the contract.

As summer wears on, make contact with the purchasing managers of the contracts you bid earlier this year. Let them know that you are still interested in the contract should the winning bidder fail to perform his work correctly.

***WARNING*** There are a few tactics some purchasing managers use to prevent lawn care companies from getting the money they deserve. Learn how to be aware of (and counteract) these tactics in our Lawn Care Business Owners Guidebook and Software Package.

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2012 Lawn Mowing Contracts Are Coming Due

Bidding Lawn Mowing Contracts for 2012

Lawn Care Contracts are Great Sources of Extra Money

How to Successfully Bid Lawn Care Contracts

As lawn care business owners, we are all looking for additional sources of income for our companies.
The approach of the 2012 lawn mowing season brings special opportunities for any lawn care business that is either brand new to the lawn care industry or is looking to increase an already thriving business structure. Lawn care contracts are often bid during the January through April time frame. Industrial plants, apartment complexes, retail establishments, and government agencies renew their lawn care and landscape maintenance contracts between now and the beginning of the new mowing season.

The problem with many lawn care company owners is that they do not know how to bid these contracts. Too many lawn care companies mistakenly try to win contracts by simply underpricing last year’s price. This is the wrong way to price a contract and many lawn care companies lose THOUSANDS of dollars each year following this strategy.

Developing a pricing strategy is only one of the problems lawn care companies face bidding on contracts. Procedural difficulties in bidding contracts also cause many lawn care companies to have their bids rejected. This results in downtime and lost revenue for those lawn care companies.

If you want to take your lawn care business to the next level this year, take the time RIGHT NOW to learn how to properly find, develop, and bid on larger-scale lawn care and landscape maintenance contracts. Our company has developed a professionally produced lawn care business guidebook and software package that includes a very detailed look at how to properly bid on lawn care contracts. The package is on sale right now for less than $50.

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Housing Authority Lawn Care Contracts

February is here and lawn mowing contracts are being bid in earnest.

As developers of the Start A Lawn Care Business training course we subscribe to many bidding lists around the nation.  We do this to keep our finger on the pulse of bidding trends across the nation.  Of course, we don’t intend to bid on all these mowing contracts but they help us keep you informed of increased bidding potentials in your market area.

A recent bid proposal came across our desks this morning for a housing authority mowing contract.  This particular contract caught our eyes because we have bid on many housing authority contracts over the years.  In fact, our first major mowing contract bid was for a large housing authority grass cutting contract.  This was in our first year of business.  We had little knowledge about how to bid contracts and since no other lawn care company would tell us how to do it, we basically stumbled our way through the bidding process.  We did not know the number of pitfalls associated with such a contract…and, believe me, there are MANY things you need to be wary of when bidding housing authority contracts.

That very first major bidding experience we had of bidding a housing authority mowing contract  is one of the reasons we developed the lawn care business.  So many lawn care business owners are in the dark about bidding lawn care contracts.  If you are considering bidding a lawn care contract your sources of information are very limited.  Your competitors certainly aren’t going to tell you how to bid a contract.  The contracting agency certainly isn’t going to help you bid a proper amount.  So, who are you going to ask?

Our lawn care business program contains a special section on bidding both small-scale and large-scale lawn care contracts.  We believe that teaching you how to bid these contracts strengthens our entire industry.

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Lawn Care Request for Bids – Contracts.

Are you a lawn care business owner that is tired of doing 100% residential jobs?

Though there is great money to be made mowing residential lawns and creating small landscapes, we suggest many lawn care companies can greatly increase their revenue by adding a few larger-scale mowing contracts into their customer mix. If you have ever wanted to take your lawn care business to the next level, February is a perfect time to bid on larger scale lawn mowing and landscaping contracts. City and county governments, government agencies, industrial plants, retail establishments, and apartment complexes are letting out bids for lawn care work during February.

Successfully bidding a large-scale grass cutting contract is not as easy as it might sound. We have seen many people fail at successfully bidding mowing contracts. Common mistakes in bidding on these contracts include: misunderstanding the scope of work, improper equipment selection, under bidding in an attempt to lowball your competitors, over bidding in an attempt to make more mone from the contracting agency, and insufficient business requirements (lack of insurance, incomplete permits, unproven ability to complete the work.)

If you would like to learn how to properly bid on lawn mowing and grass cutting contracts, our Lawn Care Business guidebook and software program can help you. The program includes estimating software and an excellent guide to bidding lawn mowing contracts.

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Bid Next Year's Lawn Mowing Contracts Right Now
Bidding Lawn Mowing Contracts

As the Summer lawn mowing season rolls to an end and Autumn creeps along it is time to think about next year’s grass cutting contracts.

Here is something for you to keep in mind: October 1 is the first day of the U.S. Government’s fiscal New Year. Many government lawn care contracts will be bid during the next several weeks for lawn care work to be completed during 2011. Get those bids in NOW guys. You can’t afford to miss this important time of year if you are one of our many readers who operate large lawn care companies who make their money going after Government scale grass cutting contracts.

Not all Government contracts are bid right now but many RFPs (request for proposals) are open right now and will close on, or before, September 30. Other mowing contracts will be bid in the months ahead. Much of the money you plan to make in 2011 will be determined by the contracts you successfully bid during the next few months.

If you are at all interested in bidding larger scale lawn mowing contracts (local and federal government mowing contracts, private industry grass cutting contracts, and local business lawn care work) we have included an excellent “Bidding Tutorial” guidebook in our Lawn Care Business package. It describes how to find these contracts, who to speak with in order to uncover hidden contracts, and how to price and properly bid the contracts.

Also, the estimating software is included with the lawn care business package. Many lawn care business professionals tell us that our estimating software is worth much more than the cost of the entire package.

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