We are getting our subdivision common areas quoted for mowing this season and got 3 quotes of similar $. A homeowner has stepped forward and offered his nephew's 'company' as a potential bidder. This bid was dramatically less ($3k/season vs. $4.5k) BUT they could not show that they were licensed, insured etc..etc..it seemed like a side job. Now I have no problems with saving money but not at the risk of liability or conflict of interest. Unfortunately this blew up in a pain in the a$$ because we had to raise our dues to pay for the mowing as we seeded 4 acres of common area last fall and mowing is 1/2 of our annual budget. What would be considered the minimum requirements of a lawn contractor? Thoughts? Thanks!