I am in the process of working on a bid for a HOA. This is my first large bid and am having trouble of where to start or how much discount to give compared to a stand alone home. Here are the details.... 51 houses/duplexes mowing- avg .25 ac lot or around 4-5k lawn, going rate for stand alone would be $25-$30 depending on location, all homes grouped together. 2 entrances and pool area mowing- around 2-3 acres, includes medians, recreation area, etc 700 bales of pinestraw 1 time a year. -- usually try to get $2 a bale over cost preemergents sprayed 4 times a year - I usually only spray twice, but they must want split apps, no request on post emergent but waiting on a call back. Mowing would be done once a week. Just curious as to how to go about bidding? Any advice would be great.