A few weeks ago the tenders came out for 4 schools in my area, I put in a bid. all four totaled about $30 thousand a year. gross if i got them at my price. I put in my bid and I had a mower that a guy a know was gonna sell me ( toro grounds master 300 series 6 foot cut) if i got the contracts so I could put it and my ZTR out there . I put in 27.50 per man per machine. with is the median in this area. I thought i had a good chance at it . I was worried that some old guy would tender for something to do and go real low. old guys are worse than scrubs around here , we don`t have any scrubs, only old people that do it for something to do. so the letter comes in the mail today and it says that one guy got them all for.. get this $16.00 per hour i`m gonna b*tch to the superentendant at every blade of grass that isn`t cut. I haven`t seen this guy or his machines yet . but for $16 per hour he wont have the 1 million in liability insurence that is required. I have 2 mill btw . i`m so angry , if it was a few bucks either way i`d be ok but how the hell is anyone gonna make a livin . there should be an ethics law or some thing ........... just thinking out load. I guess there will always be scrubs in this biz nothin we can do about it.