I have several commercial accounts and have been gaining strength. I have been working on a bid, when the property maintenance manager (overseas and approves landscape vendors) asks me about a management appreciation program. I look at him as if he has three heads, he explains that in order to get the contract I need to kick some back under that table as in a gift card each month to one of three places he likes to shop. I expect this to be about 5 to 10 percent of the contract. Yes, I bid high, and I have the wiggle room to make it work and still make a profit (over 100K per year), but what a scum bag. Is this common? Hes works for a private company so public corruption is not an issue. I guess you have to pay to play. I have contract in hand, what are your thoughts?