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who to contact about city bids

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ronjon, May 15, 2003.

  1. ronjon

    ronjon LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 3

    hi all, just courious to know who i would talk too and
    how i would go about trying to put in bids for the city, i live in florida, thank you all much.
     
  2. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Cities generally have a purchasing agent or dept that handles all of their 'purchasing contracts.'

    Call your city and ask for the purchasing agent, and then ask them when (time of year) they seek bids.

    They will also have RFP (RFB) Request for Proposals (Bids) at certain times of the year. Get a copy of their landscape specs in advance if possible. It describes things like the amount of insurance req for contractors, payments schedules, etc. With that in hand B4 the bidding time you can prepare for things if required, like stepping up your liab ins.
     
  3. ronjon

    ronjon LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 3

    green thank you very much for the info.
     
  4. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

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