4 times the cost of their lowest bid. Several weeks ago, I posted about a homeowners association that was looking for a reliable company and said they weren't going to go with price only. the site is around 5.5 Acres, with about 1/3 of that a retention pond area. 40-45 degree slopes, needs to be mowed weekly. Aerate and overseed 2 times yearly all 5 acres. Fert 3 times, weed control 2 times. I looked several times at this site, and even had another lawnsite member look at it with me (MMLAWN). He told me I was real close, if not too low. I bid right at $40,000 yearly. Now, I got the results back today. the low bid, which they went with was $11,000 bucks for the year. Other bids were 16000, 21000, 35000 and mine. This property is not going to be an easy one for the one who got it. I believe they are going to be paying the association for the opportunity to mow the property. They have lots of shrubs to trim, and a lot of large banks that can only be done with a trimmer. These must be done every 2 weeks. What is wrong with people. Do they not want to make money doing this?