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Questions for I.A.F.F. members

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JClawncare, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. JClawncare

    JClawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    I.A.F.F. Local 1791
    Johnson City,TN

    I work for the city and I have been looking at putting in a bid for mowing that the city contracts out. Has anybody had any trouble or any big stinks arise for doing the same thing and getting the contracts. Either from the Fire side or from the City side?

    I do have insurance,business lic. etc....
  2. 24ON48OFF

    24ON48OFF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    Are you trying to contract all the cities mowing or just a job at a time? I would think if you submited a bid in a legal bidding process and the city awarded you the contract there should be no prob. Are you thinking that another bidder may try to raise a stink and say they just gave it to you since you are an employee or something? Just curious, your not bidding to mow the yard at the station are you? You guys mow your own yard right?

    Local 1293:waving:
  3. justinc

    justinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I wouldn't think it would be a problem. As long as your not taking union jobs away, which they probably are not.

    Local 42 KCFD
  4. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 3,340

    The city I work in has a rule that no city employee can bid on any city work. We can not be sub-contracted on any city work either. City Manager says this would be a big conflict of interest.
  5. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Same here. That's why my business is in my wives name :p
  6. JClawncare

    JClawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    24ON48OFF-1. No, not all of the contracts just a few of them.
    2. Yes
    3. No, We mow our own yards with the finest push and residential mowers that money can buy. Low bid wins again.:usflag:

    Firefightergw: I haven't made it to the city manger's office yet to find out if there will be a conflict of interest.

    Justinc: No, They are not union jobs
  7. firecapt13

    firecapt13 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 96

    I cannot bid on town work for my town. I have a friend in neighboring town that is in same situation. The resolve for this is that we bid in each others city and then subcontract it to each other.
  8. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Local 65 here,
    I was considering bidding on some mowing for the city of Knoxville, but because I am a city employee, I am not able to get on the "Approved Vendor List" Even if my wife was the owner of the busines, if someone realized what was going on, I think it would bring unwanted attention to us.
  9. cborden

    cborden LawnSite Member
    from 46140
    Posts: 177

    Just check to see if your city has an ordnance prohibiting this, if not submit a bid and see what happens.

    Local 416

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