I have a school district that I'm under contract for this year (2008). However, I'm looking to renew it for another 2 years (2009, 2010). Here's 2 issues. 1, they've already renewed the contract 2 times since 2002, and the billing manager says they may not be able to renew it without bidding it out again. 2, the senior high is going under fairly major renovations as far as the sports fields are concerned. My current contract is $6,000 / month for 6 months, with an additional $400 / month for 6 months to cover gas with having to mow fields that are in season 3 times / week. For example, we mow the varsity baseball field 3 times / week in the spring, football 3 times / week in the fall, for a total of $38,400 for the season. Now the renovations are going to take away about 20% of the work for the season. In order to get the contract renewed, would you offer a price break on this year's services?? Or would you try to lock in a price for the next 3 years, keeping the price the same and using the lack of work for this year, as your price increase the next 2 years?? If you just took the straight price lock across the board, that would mean a 10% increase in pricing for the 2009, 2010 seasons. If you discounted this year, and then did a price lock, that would be more along the 2-3% yearly increase. The price was increased about 9% two years ago. It takes about 800 man hours / year to maintain the property. I know it's a low per man hour price, so please don't comment on that. I get much more for that on my smaller commercial / residential properties. It's what large acreage goes for in this area. Anyways... what are your thoughts?? Just thought I'd see who has the pencil sharp in January.