Complete newby here with a situation I would like some input on. Over the winter I provided the city with a price quote for the season. It was on a per mowing basis. Turns out I had the lowest bid but they decided to ask the company that did the work the previous years if they would be willing to do the work for the fee I quoted. I am wondering if this is typical. I am a little irritated and disappointed. The city administrator tells me that this is OK for them to do since they asked for a quote and not a bid. A bid would have been a sealed bid and no negotiations. I am bothered by the fact that they never called em to see if I would go lower....if that's the way they want to play, like an auction then I would have gone lower. Do I have any recourse here? Just didn't seem fair to me but I have no experience.