We do some mowing and landscape work for a fert. company and yesterday we were asked to bid on a 2.5 acre property. It's for the most part a wide open lot, front and back. We met the property manager and he said they were taking bids but the company he uses he was very happy with (so why are you shopping ) and he stated the company they use now are in a nutshell untouchable in price. So I felt like asking him WTF, then why are you even looking. But it's like some laim scare tactic I think they use to try and get the price down. I just politely said well we'll get you a very competitive bid in and thanks for the opportunity. This isn't the first time this year I have heard that from a property manager. They must have come out with a new property manager manual this year. All I can say is stick to your guns and don't let scare tactics like this sway your bid.